Most people consider being lonely a feeling that will eventually go away. There are mental health disorders that a person can have like self-harm, depression, anxiety, other disorders as well. No one would even consider being lonely as something that can lead to many other mental health disorders.
|Health Risks Associated With Loneliness|
|Depression and suicide|
|Cardiovascular disease and stroke|
|Increased stress levels|
|Decreased memory and learning|
|Alcoholism and drug abuse|
|The progression of Alzheimer's disease|
|Altered brain function|
Most people in today's society to not realize that it is okay to be alone and to be comfortable with yourself. It is alright to not have 50 snap chats or a hundred messages waiting for you when you wake up each day. It's only going to fill that void in your heart on a temporary basis but eventually, you will be left all alone with just your thoughts and where will that leave you?
Sad? Depressed? Scared? Feeling insecure? A number of feelings that could occur and you won't always know the best way to handle those feelings. To change the outcomes so you feel better. All you can do is prepare yourself, for that feeling and then choose whether you're going to just sulk or thrive.
Personally, I would rather thrive in this situation and learn how to be my own person then choosing to stay comfortable with the superficial aspects of life. It's important to find that common denominator with your values and beliefs. To find what's important to you, and activities that you enjoy doing.
Go laugh with your girlfriends, have a smashing time at the concert you've always wanted too, and enjoy the scenery of this beautiful planet that we live on. However, if you end up going to a restaurant by yourself that is okay, going shopping and just walking around is okay as well. You will be alright. You will survive.
Survival is key, being able to stand up for yourself and doing what you like where no one else's opinion matters. It is the ability to be able to be your own person in your own time that will help you thrive in life. Saying that being alone is scary and it can really mess with a person's head but that is why you have to try twice as hard in order to get past it.
So choose to thrive, when facing the fear of being lonely just think to yourself that you are able to overcome it. Use the people around you to build you up and take every opportunity that comes your way. God has a plan, and there is always someone out there for you. Don't give up on yourself because you feel alone. Use that feeling to be more motivated to get what you want in life.