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HOW TO DEAL WITH LONELINESS WHEN YOU ARE TRAVELING THE WORLD

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Traveling the world alone is a beautiful thing and has a lot of benefits for personal development but traveling alone can make you feel lonely. Since my many years of traveling, I had many moments when I felt lonely but it couldn’t last for a long time because there is always amazing people I meet and stories I hear. The thing is that when you are traveling you are never really alone!

In the beginning, it was hard living with people I don’t know, who speak different languages, coming from different countries and backgrounds and having different routines. Later on, I get used to it, to love and respect all of them and try to make the most of every trip. It is all in your head, how you see the things and deal with the world. I like to talk a lot, to be surrounded with nice people, to hear their stories and explore new places, so what I learned from all those years of traveling is that the most important thing is to stay positive and see always good in people. Once I understood that I stopped feeling lonely.

As a model, I have a great opportunity to not just visit but live in many countries and meet many people. There is so much you can do in your spare time and there is no reason to sit in your room and feel lonely. The first week in a new country is always difficult, it feels like feeling from Mars to some place and you don’t know where to go and what to do, but later on, this new country become your new home and that’s how I feel every time.

Whenever I start feeling lonely I had to take action! That means research about all interesting places to visit and make a to-do list. Every time when I have a day off I am going to visit some of them, I always invite my flatmates to join me and it is great to explore new places with new people. It is a process of making memories and after whenever I think about someplace this place reminds me of people I have been with. I never like to sit in the same coffee shop or go to the same place twice, well it has to be very good one that I want to come back. There is so much to see that there is not much reason to do the same. Whenever I am doing the same I feel I am getting deeper in my comfort zone and I have to move on. I challenge myself, I kick myself out of comfort zone as this is the only way to grow.

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Објава коју дели Makelly Cvijanovic (@makelly.cv) дана

The last couple of days I have been alone in a huge model apartment and I will be honest even I am used to be alone I was feeling lonely. Being lonely is not always a bad thing, it gives you space to think and understand your feelings. How do I deal with this feeling? I write. I write a notebook and try to put all my thoughts on this piece of paper. It is a great thing to write about your emotions and feelings and see how it goes. From time to time read what you wrote and get to know yourself better. It is nice to listen to your thoughts. At the end of the day, the most important relationship is the one you have with yourself. Wherever you go you carry yourself with you, make sure you have a good relationship with yourself, on the first place!

If you wanna be happy make yourself happy, don’t wait for others to do that! There is so much you can do that will help you to be happy and satisfied. Things that work for me are writing, reading, watching good movies, exploring the city, enjoying the beautiful view, going for massage or swimming, having a glass of wine on the balcony, listening to music, making others happy, sending postcards and letters to people I love and miss. Find what makes you happy, do more of this and you will never feel lonely.

I like to talk with people on the street, coffee shops, hair salons, parks and all those places I am visiting, I like to hear their stories and share mine. Each life is a new story and hearing it’s like reading a book. If I have to choose to sit and read a book or go out and talk to people in most cases I would choose the second option. Smile to the stranger, play with dogs, help someone who needs help, there is so much more to do then sitting and feeling lonely. Being emotional is not a bad thing, don’t be afraid to share with others. It is ok to cry if you need to cry, it is ok to say what bothers you and why you are feeling the way you are feeling and mostly after sharing you will feel better and you will connect more with people you share your feelings with. Turn loneliness into something beautiful and never let anything bring you down! Enjoy the life and traveling the world, not everyone has this opportunity!

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