Some people feel guilty when they are alone, some don’t like being alone and some think being alone is the same as being lonely. But being alone is good and necessary for our personal growth and development.
“I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.” – Robin Williams
1. BEING ALONE CLEARS THE MIND.
There is a lot of chatter in our lives. The media, our colleagues, our friends, and our family all contribute to how we form our opinions by expressing theirs. When we take the time to be alone, we can clear our minds of all the noise and allow our inner voice to become clear.
2. BEING ALONE FOSTERS CREATIVITY.
Creativity happens when our mind is free to explore and wander. When we are alone, there aren’t competing thoughts and agendas, which allows our mind the freedom to take a journey based on true inspiration.
3. BEING ALONE BUILDS CONFIDENCE.
Confidence is hard to build with so many outside influences. Being alone is good and it allows us to develop our authentic voice based on our values. This voice becomes stronger and steadfast when we are firmly planted in what matters most to us, not those around us.
4. BEING ALONE IS GOOD AS IT DIMINISHES STRESS AND ANXIETY.
Stress and anxiety occur because of outside expectations. The importance of those expectations become less urgent if we can put some perspective on them, and what happens when we spend time alone.
5. BEING ALONE ESTABLISHES PRIORITIES.
It’s important that we continually assess what’s important to us. The best way to get to know ourselves and what matters most is to spend time alone. Without the competing priorities of everyone around us, we can get real with ourselves and true passions.
6. BEING ALONE BOOSTS PRODUCTIVITY.
When we’re alone and able to get clear on our dreams, goals, and priorities, and excitement bubbles. That excitement is the motivation that propels us into specific actions to support those goals and priorities. It makes us eager to work and gives us the energy to do the things that support our big plan.
7. BEING ALONE STRENGTHENS RELATIONSHIPS.
Believe it or not, spending time alone supports and strengthens the relationships with the people that matter most to us. When we have the time to understand and value ourselves, we are better able to understand and value others.