How To Fight Loneliness
Learning how to fight loneliness before you experience it will make it easier coping with loneliness. It may keep you from facing loneliness altogether.
I feel that loneliness has more to do with the balance of the rest of your life and your perception of your future based on your current situation with respect of your ability to develop relationships more than anything else.
I mean if you have good social skills and you develop relationships well with good people then you don't have the void feeling of not being connected which seems to me is a major logical cause of loneliness.
So if someone was to ask me how to fight loneliness the first question I would ask is how good are you at developing relationships. The answer to that question would determine how to advise that person for coping with loneliness.
Work on those things that keep you from being an out going person so that you are meeting people and connecting with them. (The reason the type of people are important is because if they don't care about you then they won't contribute to the relationship. This would only create another cause of loneliness.)
Which brings me to this, common for truckers, if your (supposedly) significant other at home, has a problem showing you the same level of interest that you show him or her, obviously, this could contribute to feelings of loneliness. You should have serious talk to discuss how you feel about the relationship and see how he or she responds.
I got news for ya, if the person responds to a serious conversation about this with (what you want me to do, that's your problem, why are we having this conversation again, I don't have time for this right now, etc) a non concern attitude like its no big deal. That should tell you something about your spouse or your relationship. (It ain't right, wake up)
If you are convinced it has nothing to do with infidelity and your spouse loves you sincerely, its just a problem withhis or her character then you should see a Christian marriage counselor. (Try to find one recommend by other couples or organizations.)
Coping With Loneliness
Self esteem and loneliness may go hand in hand sometimes. If there are some things that you feel you need to work on about yourself (especially if you feel that those things will make you less likely to be able to attract friends or a mate) then you should work on those things, so that your mind is in a better state.
Focus on turning yourself into the person you want to be. You know, lose weight, or learn another skill, or get serious about trying not to curse so much whatever it is that you feel you need to work on, stop putting it off and work on it. You will then stop wondering if those things will keep you from getting along with someone in the future.
Some people don't have to fight loneliness until around the holidays. It's not the holiday's fault, you just end up seeing or talking to other people who are gettingtogether with friends or family and you say to yourself, whoaith me I have no one to celebrate with" or "I will be out here on the road".
Hey calm down man, alot of truck stops will have stuff going on for those guys if they are caught on the road and have no one to chill with. So all you have to do is take a break a one those truck stops trust me, you won't be the only one there. Go practice your people skills and lift your head up. You already know how to fight loneliness you justgot to do it.
Now on a lighter side, (still serious but easier to fix) some people may experience loneliness just because of the fact that they are alone and isolated for such long periods of time while driving to and from destination.
This is a real good scenario for getting a pet to help deal with loneliness. You need to actually love pets! Lol or else you'll just increase your stress level. Dogs (and some other pets) have proven themselves to provide health benefits to humans needing companionship.
Some people need to have a significant other in his or her life like next to them in physical view an arms length away to feel complete.
Most companies now also allow you to take people with to improve the life of a trucker for those who need that level of companionship. You could also get a team driver. (That takes a special kind of person too.) So there you go.
Some people experience loneliness because they lack the ability to make or keep friends. If you find yourself always falling out with your friends or not being about to depend on your friends. It probably is a sign that you need to focus on developing a very important skill. Building Relationships.
Summary about how to fight loneliness!
People say the life of a trucker is a lonely life. I beg to differ. Sure on a superficial level it is. I mean if you ask will a feeling of loneliness ever enter your mind? Of course it will.
Will it last or is there enough substance available to take your mind away from those thoughts. You need an source that has the power to draw you away and counter those emotions with with a more positive way of thinking.
What is your big picture in life, what are your goals, how is your spiritual relationship? Hello, what elseis there going on with you other than holding the steering wheel. This is something that you can overcome.
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