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7 Signs That You're Lonely

Loneliness is on the rise, and with more people reporting feeling socially isolated or anxious, it's turning into a widespread issue. It's important to to mention that their is a big difference between being alone and being lonely: introverts for example, value alone time -seeing it as central to recharging mentally and emotionally. Chronic on the other hand, leads to feelings of isolation -of having no one there to talk to or be with when you want to. If you have the following signs, loneliness could very well be the culprit:

1 You're constantly tired

2 Research shows that physical warmth can generate feelings of social warmth, hence a lonely person will tend to take long hot showers

3 While those with depression often isolate themselves, low mood and sadness are also closely connected to loneliness

4 Have you ever made it to the end of the day and realized you don't need to get changed because you're still in pajamas? If this happens a lot, it could have more to do with loneliness rather than laziness

5 When we feel alone and cut off, we're less likely to feel the drive to go out and actively socialize. As a result of this, social anxiety begins to build up when we think about social events in the future

6 These days it's hard to find someone who is NOT on social media -as it's so ingrained in our lives. But if your phone is glued to your hand all the time, this could be a warning sign as social media addiction and loneliness seem to be tied together

7 Being an excessive shopper: for many, shopping can be a great way to de-stress and relax. Yet, overdoing it could point a deeper issue. Research shows that lonely people tend to amass material goods to try and 'make up' for the necessary social interactions and experiences that are missing in their lives.

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