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The owner of a lonely heart could soon
be the owner of a sick heart. More than a hundred scientific studies
have proven that loneliness is equivalent to smoking about a pack of
cigarettes a day and that, we know, can lead to heart disease. Loneliness can be a stronger
predictor of early death than obesity or a sedentary life style.
My interest is in showing you how to
Usually when a person says s/he is an
owner of a lonely heart that person is freshly out of a relationship.
If you have just broken up with someone, realize that the feeling of
loneliness will pass as soon as you find yourself in another
relationship. You just need time to gather yourself. Those feelings can even be mitigated simply by finding new friends.
A small percentage of people who make
that statement, are suffering from chronic loneliness. A person is
suffering from chronic loneliness is at a high risk of suffering the health
consequences of loneliness.
So what are the solutions?
- Start volunteering.
- Become a member of a religious organization.
- Ensure that
the amount of time you spend online or in front of the television is
only twenty percent of your free time.
- Eat some of
your meals in restaurants and extend invitations to any one you know
who might be willing to join you.
- Find the purpose of your life and start working to achieve it.
Stop trying to regain your old
- Take the time to befriend yourself.
- Get a pet.
- Make plans for the future instead of
thinking of the past.
- Think positively. Resist the human urge to think negatively.
actions to reach out to people.
Loneliness causes a person's thought
process to turn negative.
Be aware of that and consciously turn your
thought process to a positive thought process. You are going to need a
positive thought process to weather the experiences you will have as
you work to overcome your loneliness and become an owner of friendly
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