How to Overcome Loneliness and Develop an Optimistic Outlook on Life
You probably believe we are more connected today than at any other time. You are right. We are more connected in our ability to instantly find answers, chat with anyone anytime, and the vast amount of information at our fingertips.
But here’s the irony. We simultaneously feel increasingly lonely as we become more connected through social media, video calling, and messaging. So even though we may use technology to feel more connected, it may lead us to feel lonely.
We connect because we want to tell others about how much fun we were having, what a great experience we had, or how delighted we were. We often share this in hopes that others will feel the same way. In the process, other people are connected and vice versa.
But here’s the nail in the coffin for many of us: On social media, where we feel safe and accepted, what people expect from us quickly rises, and in return, it's a lot harder to meet them.
Regardless of your type of loneliness, here are ways to overcome the dreaded feeling and develop a positive outlook.