HOW DO I GET OUT OF THE RUT OF FEELING LONELY ON A SATURDAY NIGHT?

DEAR DALI MAMA:

On weekends, sometimes I end up at home alone as I am single and in my 30s. Being alone on a Saturday night makes me feel like a loser and even more alone. How do I get out of this rut?

–Lonely (Canada)

DEAR LONELY:

Well, you’re doing the most important thing—looking at this so you can change your situation. First, validate the worth and joy of your own company. When you have time to yourself, whether on a Saturday night or any time of the week, take some time to honor that opportunity and to enjoy your own company, whether it’s an opportunity to sit quietly and meditate, to take a bath, catch up on errands or organizing, taking nap, or doing something you’ve wanted to do a long time.

When you’re in the energy of really appreciating you and who you are, take action to create some social opportunities if you like. Invite a few friends over for a potluck or coffee or movie night or something fun for some Saturday night. Chances are, other people are feeling the same way and would be delighted for the opportunity to hang out together and do something fun on a Saturday night.

 

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