What To Do When You Feel Alone
The sense of isolation isn’t something that I honestly talk much about, but it’s something that us writers and entrepreneurs face. A lot of us believe that the entrepreneur life or even the life of a travelling nomad is thrilling, exciting.
But even that is filtered through social media. Nobody wants or is going to be talking about the days where some of us feel alone. There’s no glamour behind it.
Instead, it’s easier to put up the facade that we’re all doing great and we’re in an exciting new place.
But I’ll be honest with you, I feel pretty alone most times. Even as I’m working from home literally a door open away from someone.
Of course we are all social beings and need some level of social interaction, but even then some of us don’t feel compelled or make any kind of effort to talk with other people.
Even if they are a few steps away.
This realization has made me come to appreciate the times I spend with my cousin far more meaningful. Not to mention those times heading out to a café. Even if I’m working alone, I’m at least around people.
Pause, And Be With Others
If you are ever feeling lonely, take the time to pause and be with other people. Your own self can keep you company at times and it’s important for us to have some alone time.
But even the most introverted person in the world should have some level of human interaction. To feel needed, loved, and appreciated for being there in the first place.
It’s a basic need and always will be.
Look After Your Work, But Also Yourself
A lot of us are quite lonely in the world and due to technology, a lot of us lack real human connections with other people. Social media is keeping so many of us pushed away from one another that more and more people are closing social media accounts.
This is odd, especially since social media claims to “connect people” and “foster relationships.”
Just like with hustling alone or travelling all by yourself, there comes a point where this loneliness and indulging in it becomes a poison. It slowly erodes your insides little by little, making you weaker. And it can be a challenge to head out and be on your own.
It’s for this reason why while you are working, it’s key that you look after your mindset. Taking breaks, showing gratitude for what you are doing, and even getting out and being around people.
Introversion or extraversion doesn’t matter in this case. Get out and be with people.
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon
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