How to Stop feeling lonely & build self-worth
Find top tips, get easy to follow step-by step guides and read real stories to empower you to Be a rewarding and real friend.
When struggling with mental health issues you just never know when the dark cloud is going to present itself and wow has it been over me this week. Ever since winning a UK Blog Award on Friday I have been experiencing post award win anxiety. I’ve felt an insane amount of self-pressure that I should be doing more, taking on more, being better and changing my whole life to make myself worthy of the award.
Firstly, it is fine to enjoy time alone. Being able to spend time alone happily adds fantastic benefits to your self-worth, friendships and social life. It is a skill that everyone should work to master. Here you will find the best advice on how to identify if you are feeling alone or lonely, how to spend time happily alone and what game changing benefits you will experience. Here is The ultimate guide: How to spend time alone and be happy.
I had such a great time at BBC Radio Suffolk this morning sharing my How To Make Friends mission with the listeners. In case you missed it the audio is below.
I feel lonely AF on Sundays. My How To Make Friends mission has always been to stop the stigma attached to feelings of loneliness so I’m putting it out there, every single Sunday I feel like crap because I’m lonely.
I have always found when heading into new months with best intentions I add lots of new things to my to do list, add new goals and want to achieve more. While this is great in terms of enthusiasm and optimism it can also cause a bit of overwhelm. Where as my to do list gets longer the feeling of never ending tasks also increases.That’s why I’ve decided to start up the How To Make Friends movement as a complete gamechanger. I can’t wait for you to join me in giving yourself clarity, positivity and freedom.
I was becoming obsessive over silly things. I was watching ‘what I ate’ youtube videos thinking I could imitate and magically change the shape of my entire body, scrolling endlessly through instagram feeds dreaming of a better life and feeling envious of other people’s successes. Here are 5 simple ways not to compare yourself to others and instantly feel happier.
You probably already crave your old friendship but it is important to be realistic with yourself. If you are clinging on to fond memories and don’t enjoy what your friendship has evolved into it is time to realise you have outgrown your friendship and do something about it. Here are 9 Signs you have outgrown your friendship and what to do about it.
Don’t silently expect anything. You need to make changes in order for change to happen. You need to be your own motivation and know your own worth. You need to get up and do it, believe in yourself and roar louder than ever before. I promise you won't be lonely forever.
A strong woman is not just any woman. She knows her self worth and will not settle for anything less. She recognises when people are not treating her as they should and she refuses to settle for less. She will not waiver her standards to be treated anything short of what she deserves.
Have you ever been intentionally left out or said no to an event and spent your whole evening wondering what everyone is up to, stalking social media for updates and regretting your decision? Well it’s time to release your FOMO and gain your freedom back.
I have never hidden my anxiety but I’ve never been one to shout about it either. I am very open to having honest and frank conversations about it but I never like to burden people with the problems that fester in my mind. I would HATE to be seen as the negative friend but I really feel like this month my anxiety made me a bad friend.
Within friendships, it is easy to create a longing for someone to fill your voids. You may be
waiting for someone to come along; to make you feel better, to make you motivated, to make you feel worthy or to make you feel happy. But with an expectation so great you will only find disappointment.
Recently I made a few single friends and was really enjoying navigating through the dating game alongside them through the few ups but more importantly the downs. It was all great fun until they all found someone they liked and that liked them back...
Make 2018 your best year ever with incredible friendships, a fulfilled heart and fun adventures.
Christmas is an exciting time, with lots going on you are bound to want to share it on your social media pages. As you scroll through your timelines you will see copious photos from your friends of roast dinners, gifts, selfies, engagement rings and more. Although it’s lovely to share the excitement it can leave you comparing your Christmas to others.
Your best friend is getting married and excitement fills your heart. You're immediately considering what special, unique and memorable things you can do to celebrate and really honour her and this life changing event in her life. You’ve shared memories, tears and laughter for years. You’ve seen her through her fair share of disastrous relationships, exes, drunken sobs that she will never find the one! Only as time goes on and more decisions are being made and more details finalised you realise it may not even be a possibility to be a bridesmaid. You’re hurt, upset and angry and you don’t know what do...
A must read if you have ever suffered the loss of a friendship. An open letter to the girl who was my universe, from the girl who was your friend.
‘Are you ok?’ You immediately answer ‘yes I’m fine’ whilst feel annoyed that you’ve let on too much. She is comforting in her response ‘are you sure?’ and it is everything you need. She knows you’re not, you know you’re not and your secrets are no longer safe. She's the friend who understands what we’re not saying
There is nothing worse than the short, sharp realisation that you have no friends. You’re not even exaggerating. You’ve been cancelled on, not invited and insulted one too many times. Your heart sinks as you realise that you have no one that would drop their lives in a hurry to help you, no one that actually commits to your meetups and no one that shows a genuine interest in you and your life. Keep reading, you’re about to learn game changing information as to why having no friends is good.
I have always loved to travel and have been suffering for a serve travelling bug since I've come back to the UK from being a Holiday Rep. I've managed to survive by booking little trips I can get myself excited for. Last year I decided I would try my first mini break by myself to London. I had an amazing time, shopping, relaxing and seeing the sights and while being there I thought to myself if I can enjoy this trip so much maybe I should book a holiday abroad by myself.
I had no friends in high school. To even write this post my poor heart just sinks as low as it can possibly go as I force myself to remember my traumatic high school experience for my former no confidence self. I hated every single day.
In the digital world of social media we have communication at our fingertips yet more and more people are feeling lonely, disconnected and depressed. if you're trying to discover the reason why 'social media makes me depressed' here are 5 things to do now to get rid of that feeling.
I’m in my twenties and I have no friends. Girl, I hear ya! I have been exactly in your position and never wanted anyone else to feel that shitty lonely desperation ever again. That was the reason I started this community.