Proven Ways To Overcome Loneliness And Find New Opportunities

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Read books

You wouldn't think picking up a book would help tackle loneliness, but reading is a great way to keep yourself occupied. Reading encourages visual imagination and has hundreds of genres, so you'll never get bored.

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Get a pet

Redirect your feelings of emptiness and get a pet. They'll keep you on your toes, actively seek your presence, and not let you have a minute alone. Although it sounds tiring, getting a tiny household pet is worth the energy.

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Binge tv shows

Most of us think spending time in front of screens isn't worthwhile, but it's a great way to pass the time. Most TV shows have several seasons that'll keep you entertained and become great icebreakers in conversation.

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Reconnect with an old friend

We've all lost touch with a good friend over the years because we were too busy. It's never too late to get back on track; call that decades-old friend and build your relationship.

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Play video games

Most of us grew up thinking being cooped up in the house playing video games would stop us from making friends. But playing games is a great way to spend pent-up energy.

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Housekeeping

Deep clean your house and reorganize the cupboards. Pick up a DIY project and spend parts of your day tidying up your home. You can learn new skills and won't even realize the sun has already set by the time you’re done.

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Get an outdoor hobby

You might be restricting yourself by staying indoors. Get a hobby that encourages socialization. You can take up gardening, join hiking and camping groups, or take photography lessons; anything that'll get you out of the house for a few hours.

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Volunteer

Volunteer around your neighborhood or visit the local shelter. You can spend your time and energy helping the community. It will also allow you to make friends and encourage a friendly relationship with the neighbors.

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Join the gym

Join a local gym and work out for at least an hour. Gyms are a great spot to make friends and escape your shell. Working out will not only help you socialize but also tone your body and make you active.

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Take up a sport

You can join a local sports team. Join them on matches, meet up with them weekly, and set up post-sport activities where you can all hang out. It will be awkward initially, but you'll eventually make lovely friends.

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Practice self-love

Start meditation and other self-love activities. Spending some time appreciating yourself will help you feel more confident and approach potential friends. You should also start therapy to navigate anxiety and frustration.

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