You have no friends and you begin to feel isolated. Don’t let that get the best of you!
There are plenty of ways to have fun even when no one else is around to talk to or hang out with.
If you have tried everything and it still hasn’t worked, then remember this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt: “No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.”
It means that you have a choice in how you feel and how you react about what is going on. That is why being alone and without friends doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
However, when you find yourself in a situation where it seems like there is no way out of the darkness, here are 25 ways to make yourself happy when there are no friends around.
1. Take Yourself on A Date
You might be thinking “Isn’t it weird to go on a date with yourself?”
The answer is no. Especially if you have spent a lot of time with yourself, a date might feel like a refreshing break from the norm.
To start your first solo date off right, try going for coffee or an ice cream cone by yourself.
2. Don’t Be Too Hard on Yourself
Taking care of yourself means looking after your own feelings and thoughts about yourself.
“If other people don’t like me, it’s my fault.”
That is not true!
I know it’s tempting to always seek out others’ approval to make you feel better, but not beating yourself up is the healthiest thing we can do for ourselves.
3. Keep A Positive Mind
It might seem difficult to maintain a positive mindset, but it is important to remind yourself of all the good things in your life.
For instance, acknowledging how many people you have helped, received help from, or shown kindness to.
It will lift some weight off of your shoulders and ease some anxiety for not having friends around.
4. Open Yourself to New Friends
I absolutely believe that opening yourself up to new friends is a very good thing.
But it’s important to be aware of red flags and to call off friendships with people who do not share your values and interests.
You need to feel happy, understood, supported, challenged, cared for, and appreciated as well as mutually respected.
5. Practice Self-Talk
Self-talk is a good practice because it helps with confidence and your mental wellbeing.
Speaking positive affirmations can have a major effect on your mood, self-esteem, and motivation levels.
Saying the same words repeatedly has been shown to affect our brain in a way that makes us feel happier or more confident.
Think mantras like, “You are enough” or “The sky’s the limit”.
That’s partly because when we talk to ourselves internally, we focus on our best qualities.
When you give yourself positive feedback, chances are you’ll be more forgiving of any shortcomings. We all need inspiring reminders sometimes!
6. Do Your Favorite Exercise
The benefits of exercise for both mental and physical health are innumerable. When you are in an extremely challenging situation it can be difficult to move forward.
But exercise improves mood and self-esteem, increases confidence levels, strengthens all of your muscles for protection against injury or pain, reduces stress hormones in the body that contribute to feelings of depression & anxiety – just to name a few!
Plus, it’s just plain good for you 🙂
7. Go on A Solo Vacation
Traveling by yourself is very rewarding because you get to do whatever you want without having to consider anyone else’s feelings.
You have the freedom to eat what you want, sleep when you need to, and not worry about anything besides your own self-satisfaction.
You also learn a lot about yourself by doing this.
8. Create Social Media Contents
It’d be worth trying because there are so many opportunities on social media for growth!
And it doesn’t need to take up much time. You can put in as little or as much as you want each day or week depending on the things you want to share.
9. Start A New DIY Project
It’s always nice to find ways to occupy ourselves. You may be surprised by how capable you are of completing projects on your own.
I recommend starting with something small that will only take you a few hours and get the satisfaction of successfully finishing the job by yourself!
10. Read An Interesting or Inspiring Book
There are millions of amazing books on every topic you can imagine.
As a result of reading each book, your imagination will be begging you to read more while your mood will improve significantly throughout the process.
I have proved it! One day, I picked up an inspiring novel. After reading the entire book, it changed my life!
So why don’t you give it try?
11. Take Yourself to A Spa
You’re worth it.
You deserve to care about yourself and put your needs first once in a while, don’t forget that!
Specifically, we recommend taking the time to go get a massage or visit the calming spa.
You’ll come out feeling rejuvenated and revitalized with positive vibes and renewed energy for life’s challenges.
12. Start Gardening
The key is that you create a space for yourself where care and energy are required.
You can invest new energy into caring for these living things rather than trying to find ways to fill the void of loneliness with something else.
13. Go to the Gym
The gym is a great place to meet people. My advice would be to try to start getting in the habit of saying hello to people in the reception, the locker room, and at cardio machines or weights.
If you don’t have a “gym buddy” yet, you will soon!
14. Have Fun Playing Video Games
Playing video games can be a great way to make new friends. With online gaming, it is even easier.
Video games provide an escape from loneliness and boredom by establishing connections with others through playing together or simply providing company while going solo, which is sometimes preferable.
15. Explore Your Skill
It’s a good idea to explore your skill so you can develop deep authenticity with yourself. With self-exploration, you might find skills that actually contribute to your happiness and fulfillment.
And if not, it will tremendously help in identifying the things that bring joy into your life. Strengthening those skills will then increase a greater sense of comfort from within, which later can be shared with those around you as well.
16. Visit A Bookstore
I always find a bookstore to be a fantastic way of stepping out of my own little world and getting some fresh air.
A bookstore has books from every conceivable topic, everyone sits with their noses in a book, it’s quiet, and no one bothers you if you don’t want them to.
These are all good reasons to visit your neighborhood street or bookshop.
17. Take A Class
Many people shy away from the idea of taking on more coursework because they’re nervous about being lonely.
But a class is a good idea because it provides company as well as encouragement.
18. Try A New Recipe
Many benefits come with cooking your own food rather than just eating processed foods.
First off, will be significantly more creative in the kitchen.
Second, preparing food from scratch means taking an active role in shaping your nutritional needs and this can only result in improved health.
19. Spend A Quality Time with Family
Support from your immediate or extended family can provide a sense of belonging that is just as rewarding as cultivating friendships outside the home.
20. Start A Blog
Starting a blog provides the opportunity to publish your thoughts on subjects you are passionate about.
Blogging can provide knowledge or advice which could lead to connections with the public who have found your content useful for their work or personal life.
21. Make Friends Online
In short term, yes, it can be a good idea to try and make friends online.
In the long term, it is always better to meet people in person.
So, these two things must be learned and understood together.
22. Volunteer to Community
Volunteering can be a great way to find a sense of purpose and belonging.
Participating in the community is a wonderful chance for you to express your unique skills and be recognized as a contributing member of society.
23. Join A Group with Similar Interest
Definitely. Groups are a wonderful diversion, no matter how small or large your social circle is.
It’s also a good idea to meet people outside of your usual circles if you really want to get out more and learn about different groups of people who might share interests with you.
24. Adopt A Pet from Shelter
Pet owners often find that their pets become not only a companion in this way but a source of mutual emotional support. They can provide warmth and love during times that may feel bleak.
In short, yes adopting a pet is quite an endeavor when you have no friends or family about to interact with.
25. Initiate Conversation
It often feels good to open up, and a great way to break the ice is with a compliment.
You could also ask them about their history in your city, what they’re passionate about, or if they have advice for you. People love telling stories!
Finally, offer something that you sincerely want to give- whether it compliments on their shoes or a photo of your cat.
Having No Friends Is Not Bad
It is okay to have no friends.
You can go on the computer or read a book. You can watch TV and eat ice cream. You can go outside and play in the rain.
Just because you have no one to talk to does not mean you are a bad person.
There is nothing wrong with feeling lonely sometimes, at least as long as you know there is something you can do about it.
The first step to getting rid of that loneliness is knowing that you can take action.
Finally, there is no shame in having no friends because even celebrities like Walt Disney, J.K. Rowling, and Albert Einstein can feel lonely at times too – which means you’re not alone!