Δευτέρα, 26 Δεκεμβρίου 2011
Holidays and loneliness
This is a view of the road just around the corner from my school.For some strange reason,it evokes wierd feelings of loneliness in me...
The holiday season is generally thought of as a time of joy and love, but for many people, it’s a time of loneliness. Some people live far from family and miss seeing their loved ones this time of year; others dread going to holiday parties and New Year’s Eve celebrations without a partner and end up staying home; it’s also common for people to feel emotional distance from the people they’re with, thus feeling lonely even if they’re in a room full
of people. For those who feel lonely during the holidays, this time of year can be a time of
additional stress. If you’re experiencing loneliness that causes you stress during
the holiday season,rather than usual advice to volunteer,reach out,etc,here's another perspective: focus on being grateful for what you have,including your feelings of loneliness!
There are many far-reaching benefits to gratitude. One easy antidote to feelings of lack is to
cultivate feelings of gratitude for what you already have; it's hard to focus on both at once. If you're feeling a lack of love in your life, make a concerted effort to focus on the love that you do have--from friends, family, neighbors, and even pets. You can also focus on
things you really value in your life, like your work, the hobbies you have, or even your potential. Maintaining a gratitude journal can be a wonderful exercise in cultivating an attitude of gratitude, and can leave you with a written record of everything you have to value in your life, to read through when you're feeling down.
love,peace and gratitude