I know what you all think. Solitude is not easy. It plays with your mind and affects your mood. But the way I see it, loneliness helps you organize your thoughts and really get to know yourself.
On that note, here’s a list of things you will experience after you embrace solitude:
1. You will discover what you truly enjoy doing.
Detaching yourself from the world for a while can help you discover what you really like doing. What hobbies, what activities, even what food or drinks you prefer more.
Your voice may not have been heard within your group of friends, so that is the reason why it’s good to take some time off to rediscover both your talents and the things you enjoy.
2. You will break free from others’ expectations.
After embracing solitude, you will learn to relax more. You will focus on your own comfort and what works for you. But that’s not the best part.
The best part is that you won’t try to live up to anybody’s expectations, so you won’t care about what other people think or say about you.
3. You will become more productive.
Without having to deal with the burden of day-to-day socializing, you will get to focus on your own plans and your own future. You will improve your skills and talents and you will look for ways to exceed yourself in every sphere.
4. You will put your feelings in order.
Without constant socializing, which is often a distraction, you will focus on your feelings and your thoughts. You will get to understand how you really feel about things.
Spending a lot of time with friends may feel like an easy way to escape reality. That’s why it’s better to spend some time in solitude every once in a while in order to solve those burning questions life poses on us.
5. You will seek your own approval the most.
You may ask a friend for advice, but at the end of the day, you will hear your own voice.
Your own validations will matter the most, and why wouldn’t they when you’ve learned to love yourself and you’ve made it on your own?
6. You will appreciate the people around you more.
Hanging out with friends will never feel more special and exciting. You will appreciate the time you spend with your friends and you will forget about your phone.
7. You will become more independent.
You will know you can’t rely on anyone to wash the dishes or clean up the kitchen for you, so you will get up earlier to do all the chores around the house and you will feel happy and fulfilled because you are doing something that contributes to your own happiness and well-being.
Being alone is not always a bad thing. It teaches you so much about independence and self-reliance. It makes you appreciate the people around you twice as much as you did before.