9 REASONS BEING ALONE IS GOOD FOR YOUR SOUL
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 through expressing theirs. When we take the time to be alone, we can clear our mind 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 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 ENCOURAGES INDEPENDENCE.
Being comfortable thinking and acting independently of our support network is the key to living our best life. When we spend time alone, we are allowed to dream and create goals that allow us to evolve independently of others.
5. BEING ALONE CLARIFIES PERCEPTIONS.
The perceptions we have come to life based on our experiences and emotions at the moment. When we take the time to remove ourselves from the experience and spend time alone processing the events free from the emotion and influence, we gain clarity around the judgments we initially made.
6. BEING ALONE 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 that happens when we spend time alone.
7. 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.
8. BEING ALONE BOOSTS PRODUCTIVITY.
When we’re alone and able to get clear on our dreams, goals and priorities, an 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.
9. 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.