Advice: I’m overwhelmingly lonely 

Advice: I’m overwhelmingly lonely 

Dear Chereen, 

I can’t help but feel overwhelmingly lonely at times, I’m only 22 and I’ve got 2 years left at uni but sometimes all I really want is some genuine company 🙁 what can I do to lift my spirits? Thanks for reading this x

Dear Anonymous,

There come times in our lives where we have nobody but ourselves. However, rather than seeing these times as moments of loneliness, they are moments of growth. What kind of growth? Self-growth. This is an opportunity for you to work on self-betterment, to truly get to know yourself and become your own best friend. Invest in self-care, try things that you never had the courage to do. Build yourself so that people compliment you but do not complete you. After all, in the end you will only have yourself.

After doing so, look into joining groups at university. Volunteer at events that make you happy. I highly suggest study groups because you get to connect with motivated people who want to do well. You have to step outside of your comfort zone a bit, but it will help you meet people that can satisfy your need for genuine friendship. Be open, but only let those that ease your heart in.



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