What to do when you face loneliness?

What to do when you face loneliness?

December 25, 2018 Off By Janneke

It is Christmas break.

The snow is slowly falling down, and I should be happy. I see people on the street visiting their loved ones. People visiting others. They all seem to belong somewhere.

My dad is turning 70 years old this very day, and although I am very thankful for that, I realize that there is only one place in the world where I would like to be right now: with my parents.

But, life does not always work like that.

I went a few weeks ago and I am going in a few weeks time.

So, here I am. What can I do with myself? Stay grumpy and ruining these—what could be very special—days, of the year for my family o: make the most of it while we are here.

I decided to choose the latter, although I had to pull myself together.

I am doing five things that I find beneficial:

1. Calling somebody who is alone during these days. After all, I am not the only one feeling this way during the holidays, and I have a whole house full! What am I even talking about?

2. I made sure to get enough rest. This really influences my mood; what about yours?
3. I make sure to get enough daylight. So, I walk a bit more than usual these days, one or two hours.
4. I visit a church and remind myself that we are all part of Christ’s body. Even if we’re in a corner, there are many angels surrounding us and many other believers.

5. Be gentle with myself.

What do you do when you face loneliness?

I wish you a special Christmas break.

Janneke