So I did not win the Powerball jackpot yesterday. But I did win 4 dollars.
If you read my earlier posts, you would know that I am in a long-distance relationship. And it can really suck sometimes.
So I decided to make a list of tips on surviving loneliness and missing loved ones. I try to follow these tips in my life.
Warning: It’s never easy.
1-Try to be positive.
This one might be the most difficult. Think about your next meeting. Think about your memories. Don’t let the dark clouds get to you. Everything will be ok one day.
2-Suck it up.
Be a grown-up. I cry way too often and I am not proud of it. I know loneliness is never ideal but sometimes you should know to just suck it up and live with it.
3-Keep busy. Find a way.
There are days when I really miss my family and boyfriend. The pain and hole is so big that I can’t concentrate on anything. If you are in the same boat, STOP IT. Don’t think too much about the future and just live the day. Do something that makes you happy. Learn a new language. Pick up a hobby. Write a book (or start a blog).
4-Never lose hope.
I know how you feel. I know exactly how it feels to be so far away, lonely and hopeless. I am like you. I try to be optimistic but sometimes it’s just too much. And I feel like losing hope in my relationship. In myself. In everything. Which is wrong. It’s why we should all stop. If it’s meant to be, it will be. You can’t change that.
5-Don’t eat too much. Or whatever.
Yes I do eat too much. I am also not proud of that. But if it makes you feel better, who the hell cares? It’s your body.
This is probably the best tip I can come up with. If you really miss your significant other (still hate that word), dream of your future. Imagine how it is going to be like when you are finally together. It is free to dream.
Remember this quote from Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt:
“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”