Remember: We all feel lonely sometimes
Everyone feels lonely at times. However, feeling isolated is more common than you think. For example, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), in partnership with The Economist, conducted a cross-country survey and concluded that more than a fifth of U.S. adults say they feel lonely. The findings, published by KFF in 2018, say this also includes feelings of isolation, being left out, and not having companionship. If you’re wondering how to not feel lonely, don’t fret. Take an active stance against isolation; here’s how some real people make sure they never feel lonely.
Know what loneliness means to you
You might be a solitude-enjoying introvert or you might, out of personal preference, avoid alone time in favor of being with others. A feeling of empty disconnection or a longing to experience a sense of belonging can be a form of loneliness that occurs in the presence of others. On the flip side, a peaceful awareness can arise when one is solo. Observe your emotions and define what loneliness means to you; it’s different for everyone.