10 Tips For Not Being Lonely At Midlife!

You can feel isolated after loss or separation and no matter whether you are male or female getting back out there is a must! Start slowly using existing friendships. Write a list of your interests, just let yourself go, see what you can try out easily and in your local area. It’s a great way to build confidence to start socialising and breaking the ice. Remember the good times and that there are more to come, life’s changed and you can change with it! If it feels as if your confidence has gone with the relationship then ask an expert to help you. Coaching is a great way to move forward in your new life. If you feel stuck and the grief is very painful a Counsellor can support you. Give yourself a make over. Some high street and department stores have personal shoppers who can help you find the new you. Looking to find a new relationship? The best place to start is with your network of friends that already exist. Remember they need to know you are ready to date again and you need to remind yourself that you are too! Pets can be fantastic companions and walking the dog can be a great way of speaking to people, isolation and loneliness can cause depression. Make the time for real social interaction, not just emails and forums! There are some great dating websites and friendship forums out there. Mid life does not have to be a crisis! Having friends or making new friends with a positive outlook is key. You want to be around ‘glass half full’ folks as much as possible Give yourself time, time to grieve the loss and time to prepare to move forward. It’s your life and you can do it your way. If you want to talk, let everyone know!

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Written by Jayne Cox LCHDip MISMAuk

Jayne Cox is a Professional Coach and Stress Management Consultant. Her specialist areas include Stress, Unlocking Potential and Confidence Coaching. She encourages Women 40+ to feel visible and fulfilled. She is a great believer in looking after mental fitness and created MindFit. Working with compassion she achieves great results.… Read more

Written by Jayne Cox LCHDip MISMAuk