As an introvert, I often find that when I’m constantly around people I feel physically exhausted. I often get questioned when I say I want to spend some time alone on my day off uni and work by friends and family. Is there really a stigma about people being on their own? Being alone does not mean being lonely! People need to see that spending time and doing things on your own can actually be good for you, and not just for introverts either!
Being on your own means you have more time with your own thoughts. You can know yourself much better by learning to understand what you want to do rather than go along with others all the time. Doing things you want to do will ultimately lead you to live a much happier life. Now I’m not saying don’t do things with your friends and family, but do take time to try that new restaurant even if no one else wants to. Really allow yourself to become independent, you cant rely on others to go with you forever.
Increasing your productivity is another great benefit. I absolutely love when I get a day off and I can just spend the whole day getting my to-do list checked off without any interruptions or people moving your attention to something else. Spending time to do things beneficial to your life is also an important part of time alone, for example pampering yourself and relaxing is vital for your emotional health. I personally find that I’m able to de-stress myself a lot more when I’m alone in my flat rather than staying with friends or family and I’m sure many others will find it more helpful as well.
I know most people may live with other people and being alone is much harder to do than when you live alone, but scheduling in just an hour a day may make your day a bit more relaxing or productive than it would’ve otherwise.
How do you find spending time alone?