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Why having some alone time is important

Taking some time alone doesn't mean you are a lonely person (Photo: iStock)

We are social by nature so most, if not all of us, can’t manage to stay in solitude for a long time without craving social interaction.

On the other side, being alone also has its benefits. People often assume that when you’re alone you’re lonely but that’s not the truth.

Wanting alone time doesn’t mean that there is something wrong with you.

In fact, you will experience these important benefits that you wouldn’t have had if you were constantly surrounded by people:

  • You start to appreciate your blessings

When we are around others, we are able to challenge ourselves. You will see people who are driving better cars than yours and living a life that you would want to live one day and this is something that you can use to motivate you.

We need to get inspired to improve ourselves but at the same time, you should also never ignore the blessings you have right now.

When you’re in your quiet space, you realize that you’re blessed to have a roof over your head, food in your belly and other things that others don’t have yet.

You will be able to catch up on some things you have been postponing for months (Photo: iStock)
  • You get time for proper self-care

Self-care days hit different when you’re enjoying alone time especially when you’re at home. You can play whatever music you like, order whichever food or wine you wish to have and you can simply enjoy your day in peace doing what you love.

This is when you recognize that you can enjoy your own company and that you don’t always need to rely on others. It’s fun to have self-care days with the girls but it’s also nice to balance that with solo self-care seasons.

  • It allows you to recharge

Spending time with people can drain you emotionally. There is an exchange that happens when you interact with other people and that is often overwhelming.

Having alone time is a remedy because you can process everything and recharge your energy for more interactions.

This is something that most introverts will understand but anyone can benefit from this too.

  • It helps you understand yourself

The reason why you can never fully understand yourself is that you are constantly changing. Who you are now isn’t who you were five, 10, or 20 years ago and that is what makes us complex.

What can help though is introspection. You need time to learn new things about yourself and the best time to do that is when you have your own solo space.

  • It boosts your productivity

As bad as it sounds, people can be a distraction sometimes. It’s hard to do what you need to do when there is so much going around you. You can have a much better experience if you dedicate some time just for yourself.

You can test this concept by waking up earlier than everyone else and then seeing the difference that makes in your productivity.

You might notice that you are able to concentrate more when you are alone and that is one major benefit of alone time.