You know spending time alone is more than it’s cracked up to be. You can do what you want, when you want and in today’s overly connected world it seems to be a necessity more than ever before.
Plus there seems to be a significant amount of research advancing the theory that solitude is the time when adult humans "center" themselves and become more able to form real attachments and genuine bonds.
So realistically, spending some time alone could come with a whole domino effect of physical and psychological benefits to go with. Which is why today we thought we’d share with you guys our five favourite reasons below.
You can reboot and unwind
When all you do is work, socialise then hang on social media how much time off does that actually equate to yourself? Not much huh. Being with yourself, with no distractions, nothing and nobody to bother is really a super sacred chance to clear your mind, reboot from your day, week or even month (if it’s been a really long time!) and provide you with the ability to think more clearly and it might even teach you how to focus!
It can up your creativity
Time on our own can actually encourage us to be more creative. Or at least tune in a little more to our creative sides. Psychologists believe this is because time spent alone separates us physically from the judgement and actions of others.
“It’s well known that we’re prone to absorb or mimic the opinions and body language of others in all sorts of situations, including those that might seem the most intensely individual, such as who we’re attracted to."
Meaning humans are inclined to want to imitate the other people around us — which can lessen our ability to feel think creatively for ourselves. Just think of how many artists need their alone time to flourish a whole, wide world of ideas!
It can enhance your relationships with others
Spending time on your own will help you better understand yourself. Therefore won’t that mean it will also help you better understand who you do and don’t want in your life, and encourage you to spend time with the people you do want to be around? It might also help you better appreciate some of the relationships you do have.
It can save you money
We guess this depends on what you do alone, although if you’re in the big wide world of saving, chilling out with a book is pretty penny savvy. (However, if you’re idea of a wild Friday night includes a little online shopping…where not sure this benefit would work for you, HA.)
Helps you be ok with those times when you really are well and truly alone
As humans we sure do spend a lot of time trying not to be alone. Connected 24/7, catch ups, working, socialising. There really are people everywhere. However, it is ok to be on our own too. And the more you do it the more comfortable it’ll make you feel, because it's not all that bad remember? You can do what you want, when you want - and who wouldn't be ok with that!
Tell us, what do you think about spending time alone?