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Overcoming loneliness(6) (using Affirmations, gratitude and journaling to combat loneliness)

Affirmations are positive statements to help you overcome negative thoughts. Create affirmations you can repeat to yourself daily.

Here are some examples of affirmations you can say to yourself when you’re feeling lonely:

❤️My existence matters on this earth.

❤️My life is filled with laughter, love, and good times.

❤️I attract positive people.

❤️I radiate love and compassion for myself and others.

❤️My feelings are valid.

❤️I am getting better.

❤️I have the courage to connect with people.

❤️The universe needs me.

Gratitude: Focusing on gratitude is another way to combat your loneliness. Write down at least 5-10 things you are grateful for each day.

It could be for the air you breath in,

the water you drink,

Shelter, Wind, Rain,


etc. Be grateful for the simple things you have in life; the things that make you smile.

Your gratitude list can be big or little. Just think of what makes you to be thankful.

Another Journaling prompt you can write in your journal is writing what scares you about being lonely. You feel lonely and you are unhappy about it. Perhaps there is something you fear more. It could be fear of growing old alone. It could be fear of being alone when your friends eventually get married and live their lives, but you are left alone. Write down what you fear most about being lonely and say them aloud.

The fears you keep can have a hold on you, but when you say them aloud and change your thoughts about how you feel, you do not allow the fear of being lonely to take the best part of you. When your friend is feeling lonely and comes to tell you about it, what will you do? 

You will empathize with your friend, right? Write down what you will do to yourself if you were offering support to your friend. Come up with some kind words you can say to yourself and write it down.

You can come up with your prompts. These are just a guide to put you through journaling if you are just starting how to journal.

Journaling is a good way to vent your emotions, and it helps you be in touch with your feelings, stay organised and memorize event that has happened to you.

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