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Email of the Day: You CAN Overcome Loneliness!

By Dr. Laura on April, 5 2022
Email of the Day: You CAN Overcome Loneliness!

Over the years of listening, Iโ€™ve heard calls from people who are lonely. Theyโ€™ve retired, lost a spouse, or the kids have grown up and moved out. Your advice to them is to find an activity or do something they enjoy. You are so โ€œon the money.โ€


While I am married and in no way โ€œlonely,โ€ I AM an introvert and mainly keep to myself. A few years ago, I started going to the local gym, which has a pool, and I began walking laps, but thatโ€™s a solitary activity. Last year, I finally decided to get over my shyness and signed up for an aqua fitness class instead.


This was the best thing Iโ€™ve ever done, because of the multiple benefits it brings me. Not only do I get exercise, but I also get to listen to wonderful music during the class, and (this is the part that will help anyone who is lonely), Iโ€™ve made new friends. We even do things outside of class (like going to dinner or just getting together). Being accepted as part of this group is a wonderful feeling, and Iโ€™m so glad I took that first step to allow it to happen.



You CAN Overcome Loneliness!



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