It does not matter what your issue is; if you want to overcome it, you can find a way to use journaling to help. You can set up a particular type of journal like a gratitude journal to help yourself become more thankful for what you do have. You can also keep a bullet journal and set goals to overcome the loneliness you are experiencing if more social connections will do it. The possibilities are truly endless.
Let us look in more detail at how journaling can help combat loneliness.
Allows You to Explore Your Thoughts and Feelings
Journaling can help you focus on writing expressively your thoughts and feelings surrounding the loneliness you are feeling. If you can write about each part of your emotions and first notice them, you may identify the feelings’ core cause. When you do that, you can develop a plan to solve the problem.
Gives You a Way to Express Your Thoughts and Feelings
Writing is a time-honored way of expressing thoughts and feelings safely. You never have to let anyone read it. You can write it down in the form of letters to people, yourself, or even someone you do not know that you keep for yourself when done but completed to get it out in the light to study by you.
Provides a Way to Understand Your Thoughts and Feelings
Sometimes you may not even know what you are feeling. It can be hard to understand and express what we feel or think even to ourselves. But when you focus on writing it down, it can help you understand everything in a new way from a new direction that you may not have considered.
Helps Foster Social Connections
It might seem like a strange notion to consider, but writing can even help you foster social connections. The main reason is that as you read through what you’ve written, you’re going to discover ways to overcome your situation to find the healthy social connections you need.
Helps You See the Big Picture More Easily
Looking back at the things you have written over time about any topic can provide insight into the situation that you never saw coming. That is because having the journal to look back on provides a way to see the bigger picture. You may feel super-lonely today, but it is still less than yesterday, which lets you know it is going to get even better from here.
Provides a Means to Understand and Organize Your Thoughts
Writing things down, especially when choosing a particular method like the bullet journal, will help you get your thoughts down in an organized and useful way. When your thoughts are a jumble, you might not see the real point, but it makes all the difference when organized. For example, you may realize that your loneliness is really due to being with the wrong partner who does not value you in writing it all down.
You’ll Sharpen Your Observation Skills
Once you start writing regularly and it has become a habit, something amazing will happen. Your observation skills will be sharper, and you will have an easier time coming up with descriptive and expressive words to use in your journal. It is going to lead to even more breakthroughs due to having more clarity.
Focuses Your Gratitude Skills
Something funny happens when writing in a journal, even if it is not specifically a gratitude journal per se. What happens is that as you are writing (even if you are upset), you will become calmer – especially when you read it back. You will become grateful for what you do have that is positive in your life, even if it is merely the ability to breathe in and out today.
If you want to combat loneliness, consider writing about and exploring why you feel lonely. It would help if you also remembered to read the definition of “loneliness” to ensure that this is what you are experiencing. No one ever needs to be lonely, even when alone, if you know how to work through your thoughts and feelings. Journaling can help with that.
Until the next time, please stay safe, and keep the faith.