Do you feel connected to others, or are you lonely ? Loneliness is something everyone experiences sometimes, but for some people it is a chronic problem that damages physical and mental health. There are things you can do to end loneliness.

These three simple ideas can help you start to end the loneliness you’re experiencing.

  • Be more intentional about your time on social media. Limit your time there, and when you are on, be purposeful about what you’re doing
  • Eat lunch with co-workers rather than alone. It ends lunchtime loneliness and often leads to connections outside of work.
  • Make eye contact, smile, and even say hello. When you’re out and about, keep your head up and notice people. Start simple, with a smile and a nod. Just a brief interaction like this creates a physical and mental feeling of happiness that will encourage you to continue.

Initially, taking measures to end loneliness can be intimidating and anxiety-provoking. Use mindfulness   to stay in each moment.