Aly Raposo, the programming director for Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba, reports that people living in Manitoba should not be afraid of loneliness. Winter is the time of year that is associated with it most of all but people should not fall into despair and fill their heads with bad thoughts.
"If you believe it to be so, it kind of increases. It increases that solitude, it increases that sadness about the negativity in it," she said. "But if you kind of take a step back and you reflect on it, it could be a really beautiful time in your life to grow. It could be a beautiful time to have self-discovery."
Loneliness is a great time to understand your desires and to set future goals. The biggest mistake people can make is to feel uncomfortable if they do not have a soulmate. Aly Raposo advises people to listen more to their inner feelings than to the opinion of society.
"You're not alone, you're with yourself. It's a million things in one. And during that time is when you can really really use your creativity," she said.
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