To some people, there is nothing worse than being alone. To these people, being alone means people don’t want you or that you have poor social skills.
However, being alone has some very compelling benefits. But this is not to say you should try to cut off ties with important people in your life just to be alone.
The point is, being alone is not as bad as it is made out to be, and here are 10 reasons why.
1. It Makes Your Relationships More Enjoyable
Once you start to enjoy your own company, you will start to appreciate the importance of other people in your life as well. You will know yourself better, and when you get together with other people, you will have more to offer and this will be enriching to all parties involved. You also learn the benefits of being in someone else’s presence.
2. You Will Not Make Apologies for Anything
When you are with people, you will always find yourself apologizing, even for actions you do in good faith for the benefit of another person. But when alone, you will not have any such issues, and that can take a load off your back. You can also go about your life without worrying that people will get angry or offended.
3. You Will Rest Instead of Having to Always Try to Make People Happy
Your relationships with people are based on how you make these people feel. To have good relationships, you have to make these people happy, and that takes time, effort and other resources. But when you are alone you can take a break from all this.
4. You Will Start Doing Things You Actually Enjoy
A big part of staying with people harmoniously is making compromises for the greater good. That often means pushing your personal interests to the side so that you can pursue interests that everyone enjoys. But when you are alone, you do exactly what you want.
5. You Get in Touch With Your Emotions
When you are around other people, you cannot afford to express or get in touch with all the emotions that you feel. But when alone, you can let it all out since you are free to be happy, sad, or whatever. This helps you know yourself better.
6. Your Productivity Will Increase
While being around other people can be quite fun, it can also seriously affect your productivity. People can be distractions unless you are trying to accomplish the same thing, which rarely happens.
7. You Get Time to Recharge
When you spend all your time around other people, you spend a lot of energy as you have to relate to them to avoid seeming rude or antisocial. But when you are alone, you can kick back and recharge without anyone draining your energy.
8. You Stop Seeking Validation
Being alone will teach you that all you need is to be good enough for yourself. Therefore, you will care less about what people think and focus on doing what is best for you regardless of what people say about you. This will give you more confidence when making important decisions in life, and your instincts will actually make you better at this.
9. You Will Have More Time to Reflect
Life can move pretty fast when you are around people. But when you have some time alone, you will get time to think things over.
10. You Will Feel More Independent
Once you start enjoying your own company, you will be more confident in your abilities to get things done without assistance, and so, you grow more independent as a person. The anxiety that you often felt because you needed someone’s help will slowly fade.