Sometimes, life gets in the way with your loved one or your crush and life separates both of you. During this time of torture, your heart aches to be by your Sayang’s side and all you want to do is scream into the void of loneliness.
Well, fret not! There are simple solutions that can help you with your little love trouble and help soothe your aching heart.
1. Tell your loved ones how you feel
It’s always encouraged to be open to your loved one. Share what you feel even if it’s not a good feeling. I know you may think that telling them that you feel sad because of the distance will make them worry but they might actually feel the same way. Knowing that you’re not alone in feeling these emotions help you get a stronger mentality and also helps you keep hopes up high to keep fighting.
2. Find new things to do
It’s highly likely that when you miss someone, you probably think about them most of the time. It’s also likely that you see them in most of your basic routine life. That’s totally normal, however, don’t let that get to you. Do what you must to get through this hard times by finding new hobbies to try.
Bring your friends jungle trekking, or go to the fun fair. Fill your time with good activities and good people, although it is only temporary, but you’ll get your minds off of things and won’t be down in the dumps all the time.
3. Write yourself a heartfelt letter
If all else fails, it’s time to go back to basics: pen and paper. Write down all of your emotions, how you feel about what you feel and why you feel that way. In a sense, this practice helps you understand yourself much better.
When you finally understand why you feel that way, you find solutions with a clearer mind and it’ll get you out of that plateau of loneliness.
At the end of the day, we all miss someone. It can be your parents or siblings, maybe your old school mates and even your pets. It’s an emotion that we humans have as a sign that we care for that person. Having such an emotion is not a bad thing but the way we handle it can be detrimental to the people around us, when we learn to express and control it properly, we learn more about who we are.
- Amber Leigh Clark adalah pelajar Fakulti Filem, Teater dan Animasi.
- Dr. Mohd Syuhaidi Abu Bakar adalah Pensyarah Kanan, Fakulti Filem, Teater dan Animasi.