Episode 30: Loneliness How to handle feeling lonely

Loneliness is one of the toughest experiences a person can struggle with. Feeling like you are alone and no one is with you can actually have a physical impact on us. In this episode, I discuss how Loneliness works, the different types of Loneliness, how I deal with it and how to handle it.

Loneliness is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation. It is social pain- a psychological mechanism meant to motivate an individual to seek social connection

Solitude separation from people. Loneliness difference between what want or need social wise and what have got

60 million people in the US or 20% of the total population

Social and Emotional and Physical Consequences

My experience: travel and other stuff

5 Types

Loneliness of being single

Loneliness of being in a relationship

Loneliness of not knowing anyone

Loneliness of not fitting in

Loneliness of little contact 

Philosophy of life 

Nobody gets me

I’ll always be alone

Relationships aren’t for me 

Why does nobody want me

Not safe don’t have to meet people

Hikikomori is a psychological condition which makes people shut themselves off from society, often staying in their houses for months on end. There are at least half a million of them in Japan. 

Suggestions for loneliness 

Making social media work FOR you

Join groups

Speak with people

Skill up social skills

Confidence work on

Skill up relationships 

Nurturing connections… put in effort

Work on Fear of abandonment, rejection

Handling small talk, new perspective on it