We see loners and people who enjoy their time as being alone as weird. Some people feel guilty when they spend time alone, or they just don’t like it. But being alone and being a loner, or lonely even, are completely different things.
People need time alone. It can be good for our souls to take a little time for ourselves.
These are 6 ways being alone can be good for the soul.
1. Being alone builds your confidence.
It’s hard to remain confident when you have so many external forces pushing and pulling at you. Spending some time alone helps you get in touch with yourself and build your confidence.
2. Being alone helps clear your mind.
Without all the chatter of everyday life, all the people talking and all the media we see, we begin to clear our minds. During this time alone, meditation can be a wonderful way to help center ourselves and clear our minds.
3. Being alone helps you prioritize.
It’s hard to know what’s important when everyone else is trying to tell you what’s important for you. Spending time alone and evaluating your life helps you decide what’s important and establishes priorities for you.
4. Being alone relieves stress.
Stress and anxiety are almost always caused by external forces, like judgement and the expectations of others. Spending time alone helps us unwind and think about what’s important to us instead of what we must do for others.
5. Being alone makes you more productive.
When you’re constantly around other people, it’s hard to pursue dreams and do the things we know we need to do. Taking time out of every day to be alone helps you gather your thoughts and be more productive.
6. Being alone makes you more independent.
And who doesn’t need more of that?