We are in the middle of a loneliness crisis which is ruining our health and causing low self esteem. Many people do not even realize that they are lonely. The problem is often categorized as low self esteem, when actually it is the loneliness which is causing the low self esteem. There has been a serious decline in people that are involved in church groups, political groups and other community organizations. Most of us don’t even socialize with our neighbors anymore. We are all so busy in this hectic and fast paced world that we have created, that we don’t take time out to create new friendships. It has been proven that loneliness has a lot of serious health consequences. People are more healthy and recover from illness faster when they have a close circle of friends and family. They are also more self confident and have higher self esteem because of the support and encouragement that can only come from close relationships.
No matter how busy our lives are, it is essential that we take the time to make room for others. Even if you are married, you still need to have other friends. You can’t expect only one relationship to meet all of your emotional requirements. When married couples only have each other as friends, loneliness and low self esteem soon creep in. To find friends who will be compatible, try joining clubs or groups that focus on your interests.
Strengthening your ties with your family is also very important. The more people you let into your life, the better it is for your health, well being and self esteem. It’s not always easy to get out of our comfort zone and meet new people. Sometimes it comes down to building our self confidence and self esteem up so we do have the courage to get out and do something different. Your low self esteem and loneliness will never go away unless you try. Start today.