Was wondering how any of you deal with the loneliness that can sometimes come from SA? Do you have any distractions you count on, techniques you use to try and lessen the feeling or simply enjoy your own company?
I'm quite the longer :S sometimes I prefer staying home than going somewhere else where things get wild (like a party, bar, or meeting people I have never met before).
what I do when feeling lonely, i just remember how i still have a life to live for. im only 17 and going to college and i can get to work for my future. other kids in the world don't even get to go to primary school and i have an amazing opportunity.
but i like to go on the internet, going on websites like 9gag or damnlol, play xbox, or youtube XD
I spend waaay too much time on the internet. Usually talking to online friends/youtube. Stumbleupon.com is also a pretty good distraction, in my opinion.
I also read and have been trying to teach myself guitar.
Keep active, like they said. Even just a walk outside is nice.
Do something you like. (Make a list of things you like before hand because sometimes you can forget.) Or try something new. (I like to go shopping, or running, or cook, or play video games, or read, or write, etc.)
Find a good TV show or movie.
Eat a little of your favorite comfort food or whatever sounds good or treat yourself somehow.
Sleep, and see if you don't feel better afterward.
Write your thoughts and feelings out on paper.
Conjure an imaginary friend you are very intimate with (don't tell me you don't have one, use your imagination!!). Have fun.
Hit up a rl friend, or even just keep in touch with your parents or siblings.
Listen to music that moves you (maybe sad music sometimes).
Usually something in there is pretty effective, but it depends on the loneliness.
Even though I WANT to socailize, and try constantly, I feel terribly lonely. A good firend recently remarked that I am an "unhappy person"... Its really not that I'm unhappy with who I am as a whole, its just that day in day out, I've got no one to share "Me" with. And I hate that!
I listen to music, look through the internet, watch t.v., go driving, go to the store with my mom, stare in my room, just sit and talk to myself, clean my room, study, and I pretend that there's a protector in my room. :|