The urge to make money and be better people to ourselves often make people forget some little important things like spending time alone to plan and prepare for the future. Some people feel guilty when they are alone because they feel it is being lonely but they fail to understand that being alone is important to the personal growth and development of anyone.
There are many reasons why spending time alone is good for you, the first being that it forces you to slow down and become more observant. Below are more reasons why you should spend time alone with yourself.
Being Alone helps to clear the mind:
There are so many occurrences in our lives, so many issues that need to be sorted out, the world as a whole is so noisy, too much chatter everywhere, starting with the media, your colleagues, friends, family, loved ones and even the ones that claim to be haters all contribute to some extent the way you form your opinions, the kind of things you believe in and also how you express your feelings.
But when you take time out to be alone, you can clear yourself from all this noise and you can think and get solutions to problems that are bothering you.
Being Alone promotes creativity:
It is really difficult for a person to get answers to problems bothering him or her in a noisy environment, creativity can only happen when the mind is free to explore and wander. For this to be possible, you have to get rid of every competing thought and plans in your head and this can only be done when you are quiet and free of chatters when you are alone in your world, then can the mind be free to take that journey that you want based on true inspiration.
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This is the main reason why introverts are more creative than extroverts because they are already used to being alone.
It builds your confidence:
When you are influenced by so many people from the outside, everyone wants to make an impact in your life, it makes you unable to build you confidence because you solely depend on others for almost everything. But when you are alone, it allows you to develop your authentic voice based on your values, what you believe and what you want. Your confidence is built and you become stronger and more steadfast when you are planted in things that matter most to you and not those around you. you can do things the way that pleases you and not the way it pleases people.
Being Alone encourages independence:
The only way to live life and be responsible for everything that happens in your life is when you independent and this can only come when you are alone. The best way to live the best life is also by being comfortable thinking and acting independently from your support network. Your support network can be your family, friends and relations.
When you spend time alone, you can dream and create goals for yourself that can allow you to grow independently of others. Being alone also helps you to plan how to get to those goals and prepare yourself for whatever obstacle that may come along the way.
It helps to clarify perceptions:
There are some opinions which you have grown to believe in based on what people have said about it and also your experiences and emotions at a particular time. These opinions sometimes either make or mar your life but when you take time out to be alone, you remove yourself from these experiences and spend more time alone processing the events free from emotions and influence from any outside party, you can gain clarity around the judgments you must have initially made.
It reduces stress and anxiety:
The tension in the world is already too high, every day there are cases of new issues ranging from wars to pandemics and natural disasters, all these things bring about stress and anxiety. Stress from work is also there, stress from a relationship cannot be overlooked also.
The expectations you have on outsiders is also another contributing fact to stress and anxiety. But when you are alone, the effect of all these things are reduced on you because you can put some perspective on them.
It allows you to establish priorities:
It is very important that at every point you should be able to continually assess what is important to you. you need to discover and get to know your inner man better and the best way to get to know yourself better and what matters most in your life is when you spend time alone because, at this time, there are no competing priorities of people around you, their energies are far from you thus making it possible for you to get real with yourself and reconnect with your true passion. At this time, you can think clearly and know what you want and how best to get it.
It helps to boost productivity:
In a crowded and noisy area, the level of productivity to your life is reduced because of loss of concentration due to disturbances from outside priorities but when you are alone, you can get clear on your dreams, excitement bubbles, goals and priorities.
That excitement you feel being alone is what drives you into some specific actions to support the goals and priorities that you have always planned for. It makes you eager to work and also gives you the energy that you need to do the things that support your big plans.
Being alone strengthens relationships:
Some people might dispute this fact but unfortunately, it is the truth, when you spend time alone, it helps to strengthen your relationships with the people that matter most in your life because you can study and understand their characters and actions when you reflect again on what they must have done earlier.
When you spend time alone, you have the time to understand and value yourselves better. You are better able to understand and value others more than the way you do now. You can know what they like and what puts them off, you know more on how to handle matters that concern them so that no one is hurt at the end. All these cannot be learnt or understood when your mind is divided.