Things to do when feeling lonely

One of the best things you can do to stop feeling lonely is to give back to others. Treder-Wolff said, “Loneliness can turn in on itself, increasing isolation and giving rise to negative thoughts and feelings that increase one’s sense of alienation. It can require an enormous emotional effort, but taking action that is of help to other people in some way reduces the sense of loneliness and breaks the negative cycle that isolation can produce. Research published in the British Medical Journal Online showed that volunteering enhanced emotional well-being, especially among people after 40 and into old age, the years most commonly associated with loneliness.”