Feelings of loneliness and isolation affect all ages of people, although some, like adolescents (individual between 10 to 24 yrs. of age), are more likely to have more impact than others. The elderly are also at high risk. Research show that more than 20 percent of people aged more than 60 frequently feel intensely lonely.
It is a great concern that loneliness can have serious detrimental effect on one’s mental and physical health. it can be a risk factor for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, among other critical diseases. Lonely people are also twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Loneliness can be a chronic stress condition that ages the body and causes damage to overall growth.
The new study found that loneliness is caused by a number of factors.
a. Age-associated losses and inadequate social skills
b. The loss of spouses, siblings and friends
c. Lack of purpose in life.
d. Thoughts of insecure feelings
e Acceptance of ageing and comfort with being alone in the old age.
f. extensive use of social media is also one of the factor.
It is important that we find ways and means to live a life that challenges the loneliness effect.
We need to take responsibility for our own moods and lives. We should not let the pain of the past or the fear of the future ruin us, or we can live in the present .. As you start to change, you will have a positive influence on those around you, and you will just feel more alive. It requires nothing more than your will to make things better, and a little self-direction.
Reconnect with old friends and make new friends also.
Just think about the friends you’ve lost touch with and start there. You may connect through phone, or social media and meet personally if possible. Try to talk and chat with old friends, It is very helpful in get rid of loneliness.
Be extrovert if you are a quiet person, an introvert or too shy in nature .. You can be actively engaged by listening attentively, asking questions, and simply being agreeable in a group. you just live in the present and feel pleasant at any moment.
Keep going :
Try to meet different people., make social interaction. You’ shall feel better not just by doing good things but by connecting with others. So if you join a group or start any social gathering for that matter—do it regularly, even at the same place, same time, with the same people again and again.
Take immediate action if you feel loneliness , email your friend to meet for a cup of coffee , or just dial and have chat without any pre -scheduled topic or problems.
Do exercise & yoga: visit in the park for morning walk and make a friend ,do physical exercise .Yoga & meditation is very helpful in curing loneliness.
It is important to remember that we are all affected by social stigma and that is why it is necessary to take steps to rebuild our support networks, search for new friends and make life meaningful to live with new zeal and zest.
BE HAPPY… BE ACTIVE … BE FOCUSED ….. BE ALIVE,,
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