In a chaotic world filled with distractions, time alone is priceless. Some people feel uncomfortable without a group around at all times, but in fact, it’s healthier to fly solo every so often. These moments as opportunities to reflect, regroup, and grow. Here’s why:
You become more independent
As you get comfortable with being alone, you find that you don’t need other people to validate you. Social media can be a big distraction, and we may judge ourselves based upon what family, friends, and celebrities are doing. This diversion can be interesting at time, but in the long run it’s not that satisfying.
You find peace of mind
When you give yourself time to reflect you may find a greater sense of calm. This is because you’re not surrounded by the distractions of other people and their problems. Psychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter said, “When you’re part of a group, you’re more likely to go along with what the group is doing or thinking, which isn’t always the actions you would take or the decisions you would make if you were on your own.”
You can work out a problem
If you find yourself anxious, you may be thinking of the past or of things that haven’t happened yet. It’s useful to bring yourself back into the present moment by focusing on your breath. From a centered place, you can see what you’re really afraid of and confront it.
You can boost your creativity
Some might say that the best ideas are born in the shower. This is just one example of how you can tap into your creative brain by being alone. Try a new hobby you haven’t explored. You can really learn something when you have the freedom to do what YOU want without being pulled in different directions.
You realize you’re enough
When you’re alone, you begin to realize what really matters and what you need to make you more fulfilled and happy. People walk in and out of your life, exciting times come and go, but you will always have yourself. Be your own best friend.
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