Once You Start To Embrace Being Alone, These 10 Things Will Happen
The Benefits Of Alone Time
Do you like being alone?
Being alone may be an introvert paradise, yet many people and society in general still view being alone as something boring, being anti-social, or unwanted. Being alone is considered a bad thing when in reality, it is actually quite the opposite.
Even extroverts can benefit from time alone and introverts need it excessively.
Embracing time alone provides many benefits:
- You get to recharge. People and the business of life can drain your energy. Being alone allows you to move inwards, take an emotional break and recharge your batteries.
- You get time to reflect. You can think, journal, meditate, or make art. Reflect on your life and where you want to go.
- You get to know your emotions. Sitting with your emotions may be scary at first, but once you do, you will realize its benefits. You will see that emotions are not permanent, all sad feelings go away. Sitting with them helps to regulate them easier too and gives you a chance to process them.
- You’ll begin doing things you are interested in. How many times have you passed on something fun – a trip or a hobby – because no one else was interested in it? Do it yourself. You will discover the fun of discovering things alone. A reflective time alone can also help with discovering your true interests, passions and desires.
- You’ll be way more productive. No distraction, chit-chat, and social breaks. Get stuff done.
- Relationships will be better too. When you have time for yourself to recharge your batteries, you will have more energy to give. As you contemplate and learn more about yourself, you will also learn what kind of friend you want to seek out and how you want to approach your relationships.
- You’ll become more independent. You won’t be waiting for others or seeking help. You can take care of yourself alone and do activities independently.
- You don’t have to keep people constantly happy. When you are alone, only you matter, there is no need to take care of others.
- You don’t have to apologize. Embrace alone time. There is no need to apologize for taking care of yourself. You will start embracing who you are without being apologetic.
- You will stop requiring validation. When you are alone, you will learn how to love and accept yourself. You will be forced to look for internal validation and stop seeking it from outside.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Do you enjoy time alone? What benefits have you experienced from some solitude? Share your experiences with us. We would love to hear from you.
And remember, we’re in this together.
Kat Gál is a holistic health writer who helps health, wellness, and nutrition businesses to market their products and services through quality online content. She is also a freelance writing mentor teaching wanna-be-freelancers how to make a living writing at freelancewriterschool.com. Reach out if you are looking for amazing blog content at firstname.lastname@example.org or katgalwriter.com. Visit freelancewriterschool.com for freelance writing tips. Follow me on Instagram @freelancewriterschool and on Facebook at facebook.com/katgalwriter.
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