Erasing Loneliness is a 6 week challenge to help you move past loneliness and foster more meaningful connections. Get the scoop HERE.
If you haven’t done so already CLICK HERE to download the Erasing Loneliness JORNAL. It’ll help you track your thoughts and transformation towards authentic friendships throughout the challenge.
(We’ll work through the other 4 pages over the next 4 weeks).
Some people just aren’t meant for you. Isn’t that freeing? It may be hard to take in but the sooner we realize this the more meaningful our friendships can be.
That’s what this week’s challenge is all about — releasing the acquaintances or friendships that aren’t meant for us.
When I moved to a new town I met some women in a book club and we had a few adequate get togethers. For a while my mind was clouded with guilt, ‘They’re about my age and nice enough. We like some of the same things. On paper it looks like a perfect match-up. I shouldn’t be picky in a town this small but why do I dread spending time with them?’
Have you been there? Forcing friendships with people not meant for you?
The dread was my key to move on. Of course I wasn’t rude or mean and we still see each other once or twice a year, but I don’t feel obligated by guilt to force friendships where the ground wasn’t fruitful.
All people won’t be your people and that’s okay.
It’s time to set aside the idea that friendship will form with every new person you’ve occasionally hung out with. Or that ALL friendships last with longtime comrades. When we’re desperate for real relationships we often try to coerce ourselves into thinking we enjoy the people we’re around when we just might not.
I’m not suggesting you ditch a friendship just because it’s hit a rough patch — but that you evaluate who you’re meant to share camaraderie with.
Take some time this week to meditate and pray over which friendships or people you’ll stop chasing. It doesn’t have to be a dramatic “You’re dead to me…” moment — just a deep knowing that there are other LOVELY people out there waiting to know you.
– Ponder who in your life you’ll stop forcing a friendship with. If this brings up fear and frustration, tell me in the comments below. Let’s work through it together.
– Need to reflect on your thoughts about certain relationships in your life? Write about it in this Erasing Loneliness JOURNAL that I’ve made just for you!
– Know of someone else who could benefit from the #erasingloneliness challenge? Share it with them on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Erasing Loneliness In Review
– Pre-Challenge Question
– Wise Advice for Your Biggest Hospitality Fears
– Week 1 Erasing Loneliness Challenge Activity: Embrace Alone Time