Feeling lonely from time to time is natural, having those mood swings reminds you that you are alive, that you feel and have needs. However, there are stages in life when these feelings can be acute and even dangerous.

The reality is that adolescents are most likely to suffer from these feelings throughout life. Due to their changing hormonal state, they often feel that no one understands them or that the whole world is against them and they literally feel ordered .

What can you do if you feel lost?

If that is your case, do not worry, you are not alone, in fact it is more normal than you think, because it is a stage that every human being must go through once in a lifetime. So when you feel lost and don’t know what to do , share your feelings with someone else, surely that person will help you understand those changes you are going through. Many times you will think ” I am lost in my life ” or ” I feel empty inside “, well calm, thinking like this from time to time will help you to know your virtues better .

If you feel lost, do not worry, that feeling is a process that you must go through. It will allow you to discover your potential, and become a responsible adult. Able to face everything that life puts you in front of your path. Finding yourself lost in life is only a symptom that your life is changing. New friends, a new job, a new partner, or perhaps serious problems in your family can make you feel like you’re losing control. But the reality is that all this is preparing you for life, which is not easy at all.

Many people will tell you that when you feel lost and do not know what to do, do nothing, but that is not good advice. Rather, it is time for you to take up projects and reinvent them, and if something goes wrong, then start over. The good thing about reaching the bottom of your limits is that you will be able to push yourself towards the surface with much more force and with new vigor.

Here are 5 practical tips to help you cheer up when you feel empty and don’t know what to do :

1. Meditation

Taking time to reflect on your actions and how you could improve them will surely help you have a better perspective on your life. You can see that not everything is as bad as it seems.

2. Remember, things happen for a reason

All the circumstances that we encounter in our life are designed to teach us a lesson, at least it is always possible to learn something about ourselves. Sometimes we are lucky enough to figure out the lesson we have to learn, while other times we simply have to have faith that there is a lesson behind it. Your loneliness, in this case, although painful, can possibly teach you self-control and make you see the power you can have by redirecting your life towards a better point.

3. Unburden yourself with a friend

Friends are that family that you can choose yourself, so do not hesitate to seek their support and advice if you feel empty inside . A good friend will know what to say to lift your spirits, and that way you can also know that others are also often lost, but in the end, there are always reasons, no matter what, there are thousands of reasons to guide life.

4. Observe nature

Going out, breathing fresh air, walking, are things that will help you clear your mind and remove the feelings of loneliness that overwhelm you so much.

5. Help someone in need

This will make you feel useful, and feeling that others appreciate what you do for them will give your life a direction. Helping someone is a doubly rewarding task, and it can show you how bad someone else is going through, that you are not even the last one that life has turned its face, but it will always give you the opportunity to show that you can start over.

If you put each of these tips into practice, you will be able to find the direction of your life, you will be able to set goals and achieve them and in this way find true satisfaction.

Dr. Eric Jackson

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses. He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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