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Cherie Burbach

Let's Banish Loneliness This Month

By February 1, 2014

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I often talk about how lonely some singles feel this time of year (with the dreaded Valentine's Day right around the corner!) but I think if you're single or attached February can be a very lonely time. You've come off the holidays and might be far away from seeing the people you love. It's the dead of winter in some areas and hard to get out. And yes, Valentine's Day in and of itself sets some huge expectations on our shoulders.

Let's make a point to talk more about loneliness and get it out in the open so we can help banish it. There's so much that comes with loneliness. If someone admits they are lonely, they might feel judgment. If someone is busy, they might just ignore a friend who feels lonely.

Loneliness should have no shame attached to it. Everyone feels it at least once in their life. I certainly have. How about you? This month, let's make a point to reach out to people. Let's do the boot camp challenge and call up friends so we can actually see their faces instead of their pictures like on Facebook.

Let's take responsibility for our life and if we're feeling lonely, to make steps to do something about it. Let this be the month that we made a positive change in our own lives, or in the lives of those around us.

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