We humans are social animals. A psychologists explained that why we are a successful species. Because of our ability to live, work and cooperate and work in group; this is the key for our survival. Loneliness brings high blood-pressure and heart disease it literally breaks our heart. Loneliness brings the risk of heart diseases and our chances of dying by 26 percent. And compering with depression and anxiety which brings a comparative 21 percent of increase in mortality.
People who suffer from chronic loneliness appeared to be stuck in a state of fear. Lonely people try to get more interactions as more negative and threatening then non-lonely people. According to research lonely people have a higher level of cortisol. Even a single harmonic response can produce persistent stressful state that can even affect cardiovascular system.
Due to loneliness the arteries get narrowed and harden which leads to heart attack or even different heart disease this is caused by inflammation. People, who are lonely, however exhibit higher activity in a part of nervous system.
What is loneliness?
Loneliness is distinct from social isolation. We can measure characteristics such as marital status, number of friends, and participation in group activities. Low scored people doesn’t correspond to loneliness however, some people are more of “me” type than others. After all some are connected to just one or two friends. A definition defined by researchers “loneliness is a gap between a persons desired and actual social relationships; to put it in a different way social isolation mainly describes the extent of a person’s social network. Loneliness increases quality rather than quantity and also provide comfort to a person derives from there interpersonal relationships. I felt like isolated like I can relate to anybody”.
Briggs experience that how difficult is to draw a line between loneliness, and other conditions like anxiety and depression; which is common in people with heart diseases loneliness have similar qualities as depression. Anxiety and depression can create a negative impact on your heart and loneliness is especially deadly.
Cure your loneliness
Loneliness can be very dangerous for your live it can bring different types of diseases to your life specially heart diseases and it can even bring death.
But need not to worry one can get cured from loneliness by following these tips:
- Learn to enjoy your time.
Have fun with yourself enjoy your time do what you like or love to do.
- Be comfortable with your thoughts and feelings
Make a note of your thoughts and feelings; if you are comfortable with them keep them if not solve them or remove them from your mind.
- Confront your mind-set
People want to know if you are worthy or not; Before making friends.Remember that you have some thoughts that you have to take care of then you should start making friend. If you feel like you are worthy enough to be lovable than work on it.
- Everyone is connected
Every person is connected we just need to know how. If you are not able to solve your problems take help of others that will be helpful for you.
- Do what you enjoy look for others to enjoy it with you.
Enjoy what you like to do involve others too; enjoy it with others.
- Say “yes” if your mind defaults to “no”
Loneliness makes your mind to feel alone even if you want to say yes to something your loneliness never allows it so say “yes” to every “no”.
- Go where the people are
- It’s not a popularity contest
Be what you are don’t act or live like others
- Spend more time with the people already in your life
It really works, believe me.
- Don’t play the comparison game
Don’t compare others with yourself it will depress your mind and send you to a lonely state.