People get confused between being alone and being lonely. It’s two different scenarios, and you probably don’t even know how much it’s important to spend time alone at least once a day.
Sure, you can be alone and lonely at the same time, but they are not equal.
Being alone is one thing but feeling alone is a whole different story.
I personally love solitude and enjoying my own company all alone, but that doesn’t mean I’m lonely.
There was a time when I had my back-then girlfriend around me 24/7 and this went on for many months where I seemed to get really irritated and bothered. We seemed as if we were married and attached to each other!
Then as soon as we broke up and when she left my house, I actually got back to feeling well all over again! Crazy, right!?
Now that does not mean I didn’t like her, but it means that I needed my own space, privacy, and freedom.
That is probably the reason why I’m not looking forward to getting married anytime soon. Maybe when I’m old in the future, who knows!?
In today’s date and age, I have been living alone for many years and I would never change this lifestyle. Being alone is very addictive!
Yes, I do like to be around certain people but not all day long. It is super important to spend time all alone for a couple of hours on a daily basis. I believe when we are alone, we become very creative and think of great ideas.
You call it being alone. I call it enjoying my own company.
So follow down and I’m going to share with you how much it’s so important to spend time alone, but not lonely!
Why Being Alone is a Must?
If you were to notice, most of the past spiritual masters such as Buddha, Jesus, etc used to need a great amount of time alone in order to recharge their spirituality!
And after I started living alone several years ago, I started to notice why these spiritual masters always had their alone time for a few hours on their daily basis.
Sometimes, you need to be alone. Not to be lonely, but to enjoy your free time being yourself.
Being alone feels good, which means not having people around you or talking to anyone for a couple of hours.
However, not a lot of people understand that and some can’t even handle it! Most people prefer to be around other people, are you one of them?
Sure, there will always be its pros and cons for both sides!
A lot of people think that when they are alone, it’s the feelings of loneliness and may seem like none cares about them. Sure, that would be the definition of loneliness.
To me, it’s actually the opposite based on my experiences.
If you want to be happy, learn to be alone without being lonely. Learn that being alone does not mean being unhappy. The world is full of plenty of interesting and enjoyable things to do and people who can enrich your life. – Michael Josephson
When I’m alone, that doesn’t mean I don’t have people caring about me but it’s just that I refuse to be near anyone or talk to anyone for a couple of hours.
Now it’s a fact that sometimes when we are around certain people, they seem to make us feel lonely.
Don’t get me wrong, I have been depressed in the past decade ago, where I used to truly feel “lonely” which study shows that loneliness could cause early death in people by a whopping 50%!
No wonder why old people when their lifetime partner passes away, they will most likely die within 2 years or less. Usually, they don’t even last for 6 months if you were to notice!
Now since having some solitude time is very different, I learned that being alone was actually good for me.
Learn to be alone and to like it. There is nothing more freeing & empowering than learning to like your own company.
I was forced to learn to be comfortable with myself being alone, with no one near me and that is what causes people to grow in life and be so successful since it does increase productivity in ourselves!
I highly appreciate silence and enjoy being all alone most of my time!
What Are the Benefits of Being Alone?
Being alone could get you addicted as well!
You can turn out to be your own best friend, trust only yourself, and have a lot of advantages…
And when you’re around certain people and depending on their own vibrational frequency, just so you know they will either drain our own energy or elevate it.
When you learn to love your own company, you become far more careful about who you spend your time with. – Katrina Mayer
It’s true that I would rather have 4 quarters (real people) than 100 pennies (fake people).
That is why is it also super important to only hang out with successful folks which may include certain family members as well.
Before I used to be afraid of being alone. Now I’m afraid of having the wrong people as a company.
Now, what are the benefits of being alone? They are such as;
- Causes us to feel more peaceful
- Allows us to Grow/Create/Develop
- Have more productivity than ever
- Helps us be more organized in life
- Allows our brain to recharge itself
- Cleans our mind – Mindfulness
- Learn to trust ourselves more
- Builds mental strength – Mind
- More freedom with ourselves
- Complete privacy, of course
- Helps value self-opinions/ideas
- Allows you to be responsible
- Gives time to think deeply
- Become more independent
- Helps volunteer more of our time
- No distraction, Less Noise – Focus
- Helps boost creativity – Wisdom
- Becomes an observer/self-awareness
- Learns to value ourselves much more
- Helps ignore criticizes/gossip/opinions
- Makes you stop looking for validation
- Allows you to gain more self-confidence
- Helps reconnect with yourself – Relaxation
- Improves the quality of all relationships
- Allows exploration & see life possibilities
When you enjoy being alone and feel grateful for the things you have, then you’re going to become a happy person.
Love yourself first, because that’s who you’ll be spending the rest of your life with. – Unknown
And therefore, when you’re happy with yourself first, you then can be happy with someone else and have a healthy relationship with others.
Other than that, if you rely on someone else for your own happiness, then you’ll never be happy because when that person is not around you anymore, you lose your complete happiness.
If you do that, you basically give all your power to that person regardless of who it is, and I’m sure you wouldn’t want that since they’ll have the power to hurt you badly…
Until you get comfortable with being alone, you’ll never know if you’re choosing someone out of love or loneliness. – Mandy Hale
So learn to enjoy being all alone to be a stronger person and have a blissful life because our hearts are intended and meant to love ourselves first, then to love others!
Bottom Line Analyse
Now that I love myself to the max, enjoy being alone all the time, and love my own company, I feel like don’t need anyone else to love me.
And that’s where the true power is! It kind of seems like a “selfish” thing but it’s not… It is self-care, self-respect, and privilege in my point of view.
Love yourself and enjoy your own company.. You gonna expect less from others and you would be the most positive person you have ever met. – Priyanka
When people have power over us, they can damage our hearts very badly, and trust me, I’ve been there before!
But now, no one can hurt me anymore, nobody can define who I am, and I’m the only person who knows who I am!
Standing alone doesn’t mean I am alone. It mean’s I’m strong enough to handle things all by myself.
I’m in peace with myself, the power is all mine, and I’m very comfortable with my own self.
As I’m getting older, the more comfortable I become with my true self.
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t like to be alone for a very long time because of course, we all need social engagement with others, such as our friends and family.
However, we have to watch out for who the real people in our lives are!
Enjoy your own company instead of expecting someone else to make you happy… – Jenish Prajapati
Love yourself & learn to enjoy your own company because if you don’t love your company, nobody else will. – Muniba Mazari
Yes, I’m usually alone most of the time and that is when I can think freely, explore ideas, and be most creative and deceitful, but I do make time for my family and friends on a daily basis, usually at night time.
I hang out with successful buddies and we only talk about ideas and business purposes.
Therefore, be an alpha leader who enjoys his own company, who is a strong, spiritually wise, and healthy man that no one can take your peace away from you.
Finding comfort in your own company is a building block to a happy life.
A beta male is totally the opposite who doesn’t enjoy his own company. He sure is weak, most likely unhealthy, and anyone can take away his own peace, plus he seeks self-love from others.
A wise man can always be found alone. A weak man can always be found in crowd. – Bruce Lee
Yet, we all know that some people are bad influencers and you should stay away from them at all costs since all they are doing is draining your own energy/vibes, or else, you’re going to become just like them.
In fact, maybe you want to know when it is my favorite time to be alone? It’s when I get to the gym and put some headphones on, it’s all me vs me!
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Tell me, do you like to be alone once in a while as well? I’m sure you do, I mean most people do but not all of them! So post your experience below, I’m here to read it and answer you!