Don’t get me wrong: I’m not lonely, but there were times, and still, sometimes there are when I feel like that. Everyone does.
Those days. When all you hear through the whole day is wind hitting leaves outside, and few magpies cawing like they’re crying for help (the last one is a ridiculously annoying sound when you try to nap or sleep, don’t recommend). Those days when your only contact with other human being is in the shop, where you dry voice is struggling to pronounce basic phrases as if your brain has forgotten how to speak.
Nevertheless how dark those days seem to be, they go. They go as soon as they hear you speaking with someone. Nothing bad lasts, however, as we know life likes balance. So we have to say that both good and bad don’t last, maybe only if you really stick to them and keep them tight. Then it can work as you want. But be careful, sometimes we don’t know what is bad for us, and sticking to ill stuff is never a right thing to do. That’s why, from time to time, we need some lonely time, to reflect on our lives.
However, if you get to be lonely for too long, like weeks or months – then you might be doing something wrong. A change should be the word for you. Often you have to change the environment, workplace, and even country, to get yourself from that position. Because people are different, and sometimes you can’t do anything about that, you just don’t get along with everyone.
How do I cope with loneliness? I don’t sit and pity myself, I keep myself busy all the time. I run, drive around on a bike, write, or just do some boring stuff like cleaning. The worst thing is to let it sink in and bring you down, be aware that’s only a period in your life. It won’t be like that forever. Keep that in mind, when you think that nothing better is going to approach you.
So don’t lose hope when the sky seems darker, and on the forecast, they only seem to show clouds with those little raindrops. When it gets worse, use it as a lesson, so it’s not a bad thing at the end of the day after all. Actually, looking at bad days as an opportunity to learn, is, in my opinion, one of the best ways to cope with it. And it doesn’t only apply to bad days, it can concern everything that’s happening in your life. A simple conversation with a stranger can be eye-opening.
Thank you for reading, see you on Tuesday! Have a great weekend!