Six Things That Happen When You Get Used To Being On Your Own.
For some people, being on their own is their worst nightmare. They can’t think of many things worse than the idea of being totally alone, with only their thoughts for company. The amazing thing about being alone, however, is that once you get used to it, it can be an incredibly liberating feeling. Here are six things that happen when you get used to being alone!
- You no longer need company to feel okay – after you get over the initial strangeness of being alone for an extended period of time, solitude begins to feel very different to how it did at first. Rather than being daunting and weird, it starts to feel comforting. The relief and freedom of being totally alone set in, and you realize that you don’t need to be around anyone else to feel whole or complete.
- You get in touch with who you really are – solitude allows you to really connect with your inner self. When you don’t have to worry about pleasing others or keeping up a conversation, you’re free to do what you want, when you want, and how you want. You learn a lot about who you are as a person – both from being totally free to be yourself and from being alone with your thoughts. It’s much easier to be introspective when there’s no one else around.
- You care less about the opinions of others – the amazing thing about being comfortable in your own company is how little you come to care about what other people think about you. The most important thing is how you feel about yourself. It’s liberating to not worry about whether people are judging how you dress or what you’re doing. The freedom you feel from being able to eat alone at a restaurant or go to the movies by yourself without letting potential judgment from complete strangers affect your behavior is incredible.
- You find peace – No need to worry about anyone other than yourself. Nothing to do, no commitments or responsibilities to attend to. Just you, yourself, and taking it easy. That’s the true beauty in being alone – the peace and quiet you can experience, without anyone else coming along and forcing you to do anything other than what you want to do at any one moment.
- You grow to love it – Even the most extroverted and company-craving person can grow to love spending time alone. There’s something so unique and personal about it that means that when you do it, you can’t help but fall in love with it. You become the master of your own little world, where everything feels right and movement seems to flow more smoothly. At times, isolation can feel horrible; especially when it’s not out of choice. But in the end, you come to see the true hidden beauty in being alone.
You learn to let go – Eventually, getting used to being alone helps you learn how to let go of things. You realize that nothing lasts, that all things must come to an end, and that the ebb and flow of life carries people and experiences towards and away from you like leaves floating in a river. Time moves on, and your circumstances change – and you won’t feel the need to cling on to things.
Written by Maverick, Staff writer at Lessons Learned In Life Inc. ©