How Mindfulness Curbs Loneliness and Can Help Increase Social Contact

How Mindfulness Curbs Loneliness and Can Help Increase Social Contact

Article by: Team Dhyana

The recent pandemic forced the world into isolation and there’s hardly anyone who might’ve escaped feeling lonely at some point in it. Loneliness, though, has long been a part of our lives, even before the pandemic struck! And, before we move ahead, if this is something you already relate to, we’d recommend you to check out Dhyana’s dedicated loneliness and isolation meditation session, stat.

Oftentimes, you might have a strong and supportive social circle and yet end up feeling lonely or alone. This is because loneliness cannot merely be attributed to a lack of social contact. In fact, in most cases, these feelings stem from one’s low self-esteem and self-confidence resulting in social awkwardness or a fear of judgement. When meeting new people, you can often slip into a downward spiral of insecurities in your mind and keep wondering if you’re saying the right things or if you have managed to impress them enough; just like when forming friendships, you might shy away from feeling vulnerable and opening up to others. 

Humans, by nature, are social animals and naturally crave meaningful connections with others. However, these connections can only be formed when we first have a strong connection with ourselves. It is only when you’re at utmost ease with yourself that you can feel at ease around others. And you reach a level of comfort with yourself only when you spend enough time exploring your emotions and becoming more self-aware. A great way to attain this is by meditating regularly. Meditation trains your brain to become more mindful and observe all your thoughts and feelings without any kind of judgement. It also fosters the quality of acceptance: accepting your thoughts, your feelings, and yourself, just the way you are. These qualities also transcend into your interpersonal relationships, making you more confident socially with a reduced threat of judgement from others. It also helps you accept people as they are, with no preconceived notions or inhibitions and creates space for a genuine bond to develop.

In more than one way, meditation is like self-care: almost like an exercise regime but for your mental health. It makes you calmer and more level-headed which in turn makes you open to new experiences and encounters. It also makes you more comfortable being on your own and helps you appreciate and enjoy your own company. In the current times of social distancing, regular meditation can probably merit the “essential” label in our lives. With the array of resources available online, you can find different meditations to try from the comforts of your home. Although, the abundance of options available online can even seem overwhelming. The Dhyana app has an extensive catalogue of meditations from all over the internet, from which it provides tailormade meditation sessions based on the purpose and goals you’ve set. It also lets you track the number of mindful minutes you’ve had in each session with its Heart Rate Variability (HRV) tracker. If you’re worried about not being consistent, you can even set daily reminders on the app.

Navigating through feelings of loneliness can be tough. It can feel like getting lost in a dark tunnel; but if you hold your own hand and just keep walking, there’s sure to be a dazzling light at the end of it!

How Mindfulness Curbs Loneliness and Can Help Increase Social Contact

Article by: Team Dhyana

The recent pandemic forced the world into isolation and there’s hardly anyone who might’ve escaped feeling lonely at some point in it. Loneliness, though, has long been a part of our lives, even before the pandemic struck! And, before we move ahead, if this is something you already relate to, we’d recommend you to check out Dhyana’s dedicated loneliness and isolation meditation session, stat.

Oftentimes, you might have a strong and supportive social circle and yet end up feeling lonely or alone. This is because loneliness cannot merely be attributed to a lack of social contact. In fact, in most cases, these feelings stem from one’s low self-esteem and self-confidence resulting in social awkwardness or a fear of judgement. When meeting new people, you can often slip into a downward spiral of insecurities in your mind and keep wondering if you’re saying the right things or if you have managed to impress them enough; just like when forming friendships, you might shy away from feeling vulnerable and opening up to others. 

Humans, by nature, are social animals and naturally crave meaningful connections with others. However, these connections can only be formed when we first have a strong connection with ourselves. It is only when you’re at utmost ease with yourself that you can feel at ease around others. And you reach a level of comfort with yourself only when you spend enough time exploring your emotions and becoming more self-aware. A great way to attain this is by meditating regularly. Meditation trains your brain to become more mindful and observe all your thoughts and feelings without any kind of judgement. It also fosters the quality of acceptance: accepting your thoughts, your feelings, and yourself, just the way you are. These qualities also transcend into your interpersonal relationships, making you more confident socially with a reduced threat of judgement from others. It also helps you accept people as they are, with no preconceived notions or inhibitions and creates space for a genuine bond to develop.

In more than one way, meditation is like self-care: almost like an exercise regime but for your mental health. It makes you calmer and more level-headed which in turn makes you open to new experiences and encounters. It also makes you more comfortable being on your own and helps you appreciate and enjoy your own company. In the current times of social distancing, regular meditation can probably merit the “essential” label in our lives. With the array of resources available online, you can find different meditations to try from the comforts of your home. Although, the abundance of options available online can even seem overwhelming. The Dhyana app has an extensive catalogue of meditations from all over the internet, from which it provides tailormade meditation sessions based on the purpose and goals you’ve set. It also lets you track the number of mindful minutes you’ve had in each session with its Heart Rate Variability (HRV) tracker. If you’re worried about not being consistent, you can even set daily reminders on the app.

Navigating through feelings of loneliness can be tough. It can feel like getting lost in a dark tunnel; but if you hold your own hand and just keep walking, there’s sure to be a dazzling light at the end of it!

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Dhyana is made in India by Avantari
+91 9346 2056 75 | support@smartdhyana.com