I think a wonderful antidote to loneliness is relishing your alone time as special. When I’m alone for a few hours at a time, I can get work done, enjoy a cookie or read some embarrassing book like, “The Wolf of Tebron.” It’s awesome.
I used to avoid being alone whenever possible. But I’ve realized that taking a time out every now and then really does recharge me for the next time I’m up to my neck in quality time with other people.
When I’m by myself, I talk less too. It’s helpful to process internally for a change. I’ve had more ideas about my future in the last few weeks than I ever remember having before. Wahoo for ideas.