Every day, loneliness creeps in to steal away hope leaving us empty. How does one find something to cling to, when it seems not a soul understands?…

Every day, loneliness creeps in to steal away hope leaving us empty. How does one find something to cling to, when it seems not a soul understands? This is no easy task; it’s one that I myself struggle with constantly because I am introverted, shy and rather unusual to say the least. My first suggestion is to find something you feel you are good at, and that is constructive, and practice it. This can be anything from an artistic expression to athleticism and these activities are a self validation of worth. Another is to self remediate your thoughts. This is a hard thing to do at times because we do not always realize what we are saying negatively about ourselves to ourselves. One thought that I must constantly remind myself is not the case is, “I want to die,” and another is, “I hate myself for not having friends.” All thoughts have a cumulative effect that over time can break us if we cling to our negativities. What I do for this is whenever I say one of these statements and recognize it I repeat three times over the opposites such as, “I need to live to change this,” and “There is always more time to get friends, maybe tomorrow I will try again.” I mean friends as people that care about your health and won’t lead you astray. People are observant and the more we love ourselves the more they will be interested.
– Kevin