How to Deal with Loneliness?
It’s that time of year when even in normal circumstances things can be challenging and life can get lonely. Maybe you are generally lonely during the holidays and you don’t have a good relationship with your family members or maybe you don’t have a lot of friends. That’s not as unusual as you might think. Remember, you are not alone in this. The feeling of loneliness can be tough especially for the holidays, during a long winter in the middle of the pandemic. The good news is you can do something about it. Here we are going to talk about how creativity can boost positive feelings and help you get rid of that feeling of loneliness. If you think you are not creative, we are going to prove your wrong.
This year with the COVID pandemic, the feeling of loneliness can be even more challenging especially for those who live alone. On top of that, many people are not able to gather together with their family members for the holidays. Some are experimenting with Zoom celebrations, where they can share their connection and love online, virtually. Needless to say, this is not the same as being together with someone in person, but it can help. For others, this is not an option at all. Remember that staying safe and having some connection with the outside world is better than nothing.
Creativity and Loneliness
If you are feeling lonely getting involved in creative work can help you deal with loneliness. When you get deeply involved in a creative process that can fill your heart and soul with so much joy when you are alone. If you have ever tried before doing some creative work, you are probably familiar with the feeling of fulfillment that creative work brings.
Maybe you always wanted to paint, do pottery work or write a book but you never had time. This is a perfect time to pursue your goals, there is no need for you to put on hold your passions anymore (or at all). Book a time in your day when you are going to do something you are passionate about. Create a habit of doing something creative which will remain with you once this is all over.
When you are creating, you will never feel lonely even though you are by yourself. When you open up to your creativity, you are opening up your soul and your higher guidance that each one of us has.
I’m Not Creative!
Many people will say right away “But, I’m not creative at all!” Think about it twice. Creativity is not only writing a book and painting. There are so many avenues of creativity. Maybe you like to take photos, or you would love to learn how to knit. Think about what you always wanted to do when you were a child. Yes, maybe you wanted to be a pilot but there is certainly something you always wanted to create or something that you did as a child and enjoy very much. Chances are you probably already forgotten about it.
You can easily find an online course that can teach you the process of creating in your area of interest. If you feel like you are not sure what are you doing, enroll in a course.
Turn your feeling into something creative that you always wanted to do or always wanted to learn how to do. Now it’s time to resurrect something that brought joy into your life when you were a kid.
Here are some ideas for creative projects: making collages, sewing, photography, writing, cooking, playing an instrument, flower arranging, building things, calligraphy, or writing. The list is endless, you don’t have to refer only to seven forms of art to find a way to be creative. If you need inspiration, Pinterest has a thousand ideas for creative projects.
Get Involved with Others
This is advice that you won’t hear often during the pandemic. But get creative with your family members, it can be incredibly fun or push them too to be creative as well. If you are alone, find your own tribe online. Additionally, Zoom or Google hangout can be a great way to connect with family members and friends to find something to do creatively together.