The pain of being alone is a universal human experience.Most people seek out relationships to avoid or soothe this pain. Most people will stay in a relationship that is not working as a way to avoid this pain.
Unfortunately, no relationship can relieve the pain of being permanently alone. Even in the best of relationships, there always comes a time when our friends, family, and partners are not available and we are alone.
When you feel alone, what do you do?
The successful ability to be alone can mean the ability to feel alone and lonelywithout the need to seek someone outto fill the void. It can also mean being alone but not being lonely, with the void filled with creativity or self-expression, or passion for pursuit of something that matters to you.
Successfully being alone specifically means being alone without filling the void with negative things, or behaviors or numbing out.
How can you face your feelings about being alone?Here are some powerful steps.
1.Stop doing all of the behaviors that help you avoid being alone. 2. Feel your feelings and know they are only feelings. 3. Continue to not do behaviors that stop the feelings of being alone. 4. Practice self care --sleep, eat, exercise, read, talk to yourself gently. 5.Do not numb out with activities that stop feelings.6. If you fall off the wagon and numb out, simply go back to not doing these behaviors and allowyourself to feel your feelings of being alone. 7. Know the feelings will pass and you will be a stronger, more resilient, more powerful person on the other end. 8. Watch yourself as you go through your life and thwart any move on your part to relieve the feeling of being alone. 9. Trust yourself and your own ability to take care of yourself.