Beneath the glamour and the cheerful vibe we give during flights are our deep feelings of loneliness, isolation, and inability to build lasting relationships.
This is especially true for those of us who had to relocate to another city – or worse, country – to become flight attendants.
You don’t want to leave this job after a few months just because you felt lonely, do you? Read below to know how to fight the loneliness bug.
Shake Off The Loneliness Of Flight Crew Jobs
1 Stay In Touch Virtually
Thank God for Skype, Facebook, Whatsapp, Viber, Line… etc. I can’t imagine how cabin crew life was before they invented free online calls. The phone bills would bite large chunks from our pay checks.
There are unlimited ways to be connected today. You can call anyone anywhere for free as long as there’s WiFi!
2 Get Back To Reading
Keep a positive mindset. The more you linger on the fact that you feel lonely the more frustrated and crushed you become.
Spend your time reading self-help books instead. They motivate and help you see the silver linings in everything around you.
3 Reconnect With Your Spiritual Self
Find your inner peace and you’ll find balance and order.
Whatever your faith may be, meditation and reflection truly soothes the soul.
So, dust off your Holy Book and run through its pages. You’ll definitely find comfort.
4 Exercise Regularly
Do you want to hit two birds with one stone?
Start a workout program!
Being inactive gets you lethargic and brings down your mood. While time spent working out is both therapeutic and vitalizing.
Exercise actually releases the happy chemical, Dopamine, which is responsible for the feelings of pleasure and happiness.
Not only will you get your mind off the blues, but you’ll get in a better shape and become healthier – and happier.
5 Turn Your Walls Into Doors
As the saying goes, “if there is a will, there is a way.”
If you strongly choose to be happy, then you’ll do something about it.
Initiate friendship with your colleagues, flatmates (crash-pad-mates), or neighbors. Seriously, they’re not “man-eaters” who’d chow you down. They’re probably feeling lonely too.
Gather your confidence and socialize.
Who knows you may find your new best friend!
Keep the positive vibe and you’re good to go. Remember, use these challenges to make you a stronger, better person.
Tony Robbins helpfully illuminated this:
“The only problem we really have is we think we’re not supposed to have problems! Problems call us to higher level- – face & solve them now!”
C’mon, you got to feel better already!
[Featured Crew: Avie, posted with permission]