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    Paula Thompson

    Overcoming Despair in Single Life: Tips for Single People Feeling Discouraged and Lonely

    Loneliness and discouragement can be devastating experiences for single people. Although there are many opportunities for single people to enjoy life, those feelings of isolation and despair can make it difficult to cope day-to-day. But the good news is that living, thriving and ultimately conquering these tough emotions is absolutely possible – there are tips and strategies that can be used to stay motivated and hopeful, no matter what rockslide seem to be blocking your way.

    Take a deep breath because the journey starts here, and it takes courage, perseverance, and dedication. Before you know it, you'll be rewarded with success – just focus on taking one step at a time. Here's what you should do:

    1. Reach out to the right people – Connecting with positive and supportive people can make all the difference, even if it's only through a text message or phone call. Make sure to reach out to those who actually care and will listen without judgement.

    2. Take care of yourself – Regularly schedule time for self-care, such as going for a walk, making lunch or dinner, or reading a book. Self-care is not selfish; it's essential to your wellbeing. Doing things that make you feel good is an excellent way to put a stop to the spiral of negative thoughts.

    3. Find joy in every moment – When feeling lonely or down, try to remember that life isn't all about sadness or discouragement – choose to find something for which you can be thankful. Don't wait for someone else to cheer you up; practice self-gratitude and recognize the small moments of happiness that come each day.

    4. Time block your priorities – Prioritizing your time helps you focus on what matters most and decreases the amount of time spent worrying or feeling discouraged. Each day, assign yourself specific timeslots for tasks like job searching, emails, etc., then spend the rest of your timeself-care activities like enjoying a hobby or taking a spontaneous walk.

    5. Focus on what you can control – Don't waste time wondering why something happened; instead shift your attitude toward what you can do in the present to make different outcomes happen. You can't control how someone else is behaving or reacting; however, taking charge of your actions helps create different circumstances. Taking the power away from external factors and refocusing on your own inner strength gives you new perspectives on situations that may have seemed hopeless before.

    7. Have some faith – It's easy to lose hope after being in the same situation for too long; but taking a leap of faith into the unknown can often bring incredible rewards. It's been said that those who have faith shall never perish – have faith in yourself and in whatever lies ahead, and the universe will return that energy in its own unique way.

    Social media can both help and hurt depending upon how it's used. If it's causing more harm than good – excessive comparisons between your life and another's – then limit your exposure as much as possible. The most freeing feeling is knowing that no one else can make you feel bad about yourself, so don't let them steal your happiness away! Instead, use social media when you need an extra boost of courage or inspiration to go after your dreams and turn discouragement into hope.

    No matter how daunting it may seem, learning how to cope with loneliness and discouragement as a single person is within reach. Follow these tips and you'll be able to establish productive habits in no time!

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