Sometimes we feel out of place, like no one understands the struggle and obstacles we go through. For some of us, this hits hard, and it can be hard to find a positive outlook. What we don’t realize is many of us feel this way from time to time and there is always a way out.

State of mind. More times than not, we’re simply in a mental rut. Our mentality defines how we perceive the world around us. When we flip our mindset from being a victim to being someone responsible for others, we can use our energy to help. Serving others is the best way to get ourselves in a better frame of mind. The easiest way to make ourselves smile is to make others smile.

Relationships. When we foster the right relationships and surround ourselves with people who support each other, it’s easy to fight off the isolated feeling. Sometimes all we need is others to share our experiences with. We’re creatures of socialization and we need to connect on a deeper level to truly feel satisfied.

Experiences. When we feel trapped and stuck, sometimes the best thing to do is go out in the world and explore. It could be our local city or traveling the world. Whatever it is, we need to experience more of what life has to offer. There are so many different cultures, cities, food, and types of entertainment that we could spend our entire lives exploring and still have something new to experience. This gives us perspective and makes us see a different side of life.

Loneliness can feel debilitating, but it doesn’t have to be. With a strong state of mind, proper relationships, and cultivating new experiences, we can drastically change the world we perceive for the better.

“Too much self-centered attitude, you see, brings, you see, isolation. Result: loneliness, fear, anger. The extreme self-centered attitude is the source of suffering.” -Dalai Lama


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