Top Tips for Staying Healthy and Dealing with Loneliness and Depression
Start By Staying Active
*Start doing something every day just because it cheers you up.
They say that laughter is the best medicine. This is even more valid when you are lonely and depressed.
Read some funny comic books. Watch funny TV shows. Look for funny videos on the Internet. Find something that makes you laugh out loud, and do it every morning.
Laugh for 5 minutes even if it seems silly. After you laugh for a minute or two, you’ll eventually think of something funny or just laugh at the fact that you’re laughing for no reason.
Definitely, you will feel much less lonely and depressed. You can find someone to share a laugh much easier than a tear.
Count Your Blessings…
Everyone has something to be thankful for…
*Practice being thankful.
Being thankful is not only for thanksgiving.
Make a list of 20 things that you are grateful of.
Pick 5 every morning and you’ll start understanding why you shouldn’t be wallowing in a state of depression.
This helps you shift your focus from the negatives in your life to the positives.
If you believe in God, write 20 sentences starting with “Thank God I (am/ do /have) ….
If you don’t, just start with “I’m grateful of/because”.
Two good statements to start with are “I’m grateful because I lived to see another day. Life itself is the greatest gift of all.” and “I’m grateful because I have the wisdom to be grateful.
By being grateful, I focus on good things in my life, I feel better, and as a result, I attract even more “good things.”
When you become a more positive person, not only will you not feel depressed, but you will be more open to building relationships with other people, allowing other people to be more open with you.This is definitely one of the best ways to deal with loneliness and depression.
Taking Care of and Loving YOURSELF
It all starts from within…
*Take good care of your body, health and fitness.
Loneliness and depression, is as related to your body as it is to your mind and heart.
When you start feeling better, stronger, and healthier, you feel more positive and also become more active and outgoing.
Therefore, take a good look at your health habits, and make a few simple changes in the positive direction.
Start doing regular exercise if you are not doing so already. This does not mean you have to go to the gym or buy a treadmill.
Start walking around the park, dance to your favorite song in the morning, or even try walking your dog.
If your schedule allows, go to bed early and get up early. Even 15 minutes earlier than regular will help.
Try eating a bit more healthier foods. Like our mothers said: “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away”. Eat an apple or another peace of fruit before you eat anything else.
Such little changes, done regularly, build great habits and improves discipline, which in turn builds confidence.
Start Attracting Positivity…
The Law of Attraction at work…
Seeing that you are in control of your life, shows that you are already improving. When your confidence grows, so does your positive emotions, and you can easily overcome your loneliness and depression.
People tend to be attracted to confident, positive, social people, because they feel better around them.
One of the key strategies to overcome loneliness and depression, therefore, is to become such a confident, positive, sociable person, that most people are naturally attracted to you.
You do this by doing things that will make you feel more positive, confident, friendly, even if at first it feels a bit weird and uncomfortable to do so.
Keep at it, and after a while, it will become second nature.