“Being alone” is often regarded as a lousy thing. People who spend their time alone are viewed as unsociable, isolated and even lame. They are judged for the decision to hang out with themselves. But these critical people don’t know the wonderful things that emerge from embracing solitude.
People who enjoy their time alone have a lot of benefits to reap:
Socialising and connecting with other human beings discharge us. Some people even have the power to drain us of our energy completely. Spending time alone gives you the chance to take a break from others and recharge. It can be mentally exhausting to be in constant contact with people, you must be present and focused, engage in conversations, read their emotions or make them laugh.
2. Time to reflect
Being by yourself gives you the opportunity to reflect on your life. It’s so important to make time to just think in silence. Close your eyes and turn your thoughts towards yourself, focus inward. We all should find time to meditate every day, if only for a few minutes.
3. Get to know yourself better
Being surrounded by people can deprive you of knowing your own emotions. You can get lost in other people’s stories, you fulfill their emotional needs at the cost of forgetting your own. As soon as you spend some quality time with yourself, you’ll change your perspective. You will understand better what makes you happy or sad and what you need to be fulfilled in life.
4. Your turn to pick activities
Being a part of a group oftentimes means to compromise on the activities you’d like to do. Now you have the chance to do exactly the things you’ve always wanted to do, although some of these require company.
5. Get more things done
Time alone means focusing on the things that really interest you and gives you the chance to work on those personal projects kept in the drawer until now. You will quickly realize you’re far more productive when engrossed in your own thing. Fewer distractions, more work done.
6. More independent
Reaping all the rewards above will make you enjoy being alone, which will then translate into more confidence in your ability to be alone. This will naturally make you more independent, free from anxieties or desires for company.
7. Satisfying relationships
Time with yourself makes you appreciate others more. So you’ll definitely find outings with your friends more enjoyable.
8. No apologies
Embracing solitude means you don’t have to give any explanations or apologies. Less pressure altogether, time to be yourself with no filters.
9. Your happiness to the fore
Now your happiness is at the forefront, you are free to do exactly the things that make you happy, take care of yourself as you know best. It can be really tiring to try to keep people happy all the time.
10. No need for validation
Being by yourself not only gives you more confidence but also tenacity in making your own decisions. You come out ahead trusting your instincts, without the help of others and without any advice. Plus you don’t need others to be cool with whatever you’re doing, you’re an independent individual who makes their own decision, doesn’t care what other people think or needs approval.
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