We have so many older and single people living alone now than ever before. We also have a problem with isolation more than ever before . How then do I combat loneliness.
The reason we are experiencing this is:
We are living longer and our partner may pass first
More divorce creating more single individuals
Family members living away, interstate or overseas
Having a lower number of children
Less community integration as we stay isolated from community members
More internet creating personal seclusion
This is the first time we seem to be experiencing this issue which is becoming so common place. How then do we combat this issue?
It depends on the age of the person feeling alone or isolated. If younger, under 60 years, we have work colleagues we can integrate with plus many meet-up groups and dating websites. People in this age group may be able to join sporting teams and activities to meet new like minded people.
If you are over 60 years, there are a lot of things your can do. There are specific dating sites for mature community. Some choose to move into over 55 years villages as they have so many of extremely active social groups. For older people who want to reconnect with others, it may help to:
1. Join a new hobby group
2. Visit your local community centre or club to find out what activities are on offer
3. Learn to use a computer or tablet device, you can often access them at your local library
4. Consider taking in a boarder
5. Use your phone to contact people instead of waiting for people to contact you
6. Contact friends and relatives you haven’t spoken to for a while to remain in touch
7. Connect with your neighbours
8. Join a voluntary group and perform some volunteer work if you can
When we feel lonely it is our signal to take action.
Our subconscious mind is reminding us we need to do something different. Loneliness is a symptom and once we actively take a step to remedy this feeling we can open up a whole new world for ourself.
Taking the first step is often the hardest and most confronting. The worst case is you chose the wrong group and you remain in the same position. Best case is you will meet some great likeminded people to interact with and enjoy a range of activities with.
The only person keeping you feel lonely is you. Existence isn’t living. Take a step, learn something new, join a group, meet people, go out and experience new things. This is called life and living.
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