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Articultr
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i've always been an introverted person, i just enjoy my own company a lot more as i can do whatever i want and socialising often exhausts me quite quickly. Although i do like being alone, i do find myself sometimes feeling lonely when i see photos of people having a bbq or just having fun and i was wondering if any others felt the same?

also if any of you consider yourself introverted, what do you do to take your mind off feeling lonely?
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If you just do your own thing and don't concern yourself with everyone else I guarantee that you will start feeling less lonely within a few weeks. I really think that seeing other people lives and comparing them to your own has a detrimental effect on your sense of self worth and your confidence and can make you feel really isolated (ironic when social media is supposedly intended to make us feel connected).

So I recommend cutting down on certain websites and then the next thing to do is focus on yourself and do things that you enjoy. If you want to make friends and go out with people then try volunteering or job some kind of club but if that's not your main concern then do your own thing and enjoy yourself without comparing yourself to others. I think having interests and a goal helps too - personally I focus a lot on my family life and career but it's different for everyone.
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There's nothing wrong with feeling lonely sometimes, even if you're introverted and prefer your own company. Regarding what to do if you're feeling that way, maybe spend some time around people, even if that just means going into a busy city or something. Soon you'll be wanting to be back on your own again, or at least that's what I find.

If it's just seeing these sort of photos that suddenly make you feel lonely, then I second the advice by the above poster to limit how much you're exposed to them. There's no one way to go about living or being happy.
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I'm introverted but I like to have fun and fool around with friends/go out.

Just because you're introverted doesn't mean you 'can't' socialise. Find people who you share a common interest with, either online or offline and just speak to them. Honestly, breaking out of your shell a bit to say hi will make all the difference.

That said, as an Introvert, know your limit! Know when it's time to call it quits or when it's a you day.

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You have to balance socialising with time alone. Everyone feels mentally exhausted from socialising sometimes, and everyone feels alone sometimes too. If you're feeling one a lot more than the other than shift your balance towards the other.
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Kind of agree with the above, introvert doesn't = asocial... I'm an introvert but then I also love hanging out with my friends. Just I wouldn't hang out with them ALL THE TIME... it's the ratio that matters with extrovert versus introvert, not that only one of them can have fun and do things.

If you feel lonely then don't decide it's to do with being introverted. Go out and connect with people and feel less lonely! We're all just a mix of being social and having our own time, in varying degrees, and if you're lonely then probably you're spending too much time by yourself. Be happy!
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I don't. I just accept that I personally prefer loneliness over feeling overwhelmed with socialising.
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