As of recently, I have received several negative notions, sporadically, from friends and family about being alone. And this can mean anything. From being alone in a group of friends, being alone in a relationship or just being alone in general. There are many different categories for it but in the end, feeling alone just makes you feel empty regardless of the scenario. But I’m here to tell you why being alone is a good thing. Even those who say they like being alone, will find themselves missing out and want to be around other people. But the truth is that being alone has nothing to do with anyone else. It has to do with yourself. So here are three truths of being alone;
1. It Makes You Self-Aware
Being alone has unbelievable benefits. So what if your friends are too busy lately. So what if you’re single. And so what if you’re family lives on the other side of the country. When you have the opportunity to really be by yourself, and with yourself, you learn things you were never aware of. You learn what you really like and what you really hate. Why certain things bother you. How you react to things when no one is around. How you sound when you sing in the shower. How loud you laugh when you watch a comedy show. How hard you cry when you’re feeling sad. All these things are completely natural because it’s just you to judge. And when you learn all the parts of you, you become your own best friend.
2. It Makes You Humble
If you let yourself be alone and actually enjoy it, then you will be set free. Seriously, the Beatles know what’s good. Just let it be. Don’t feel sorry for yourself or think that you should be doing better, because you are right where you are supposed to be. The time you spend feeling sorry for yourself or worrying about being alone, is time you can spend enjoying it. You may not realize it now, but you’ll miss this freedom later down the road.
3. It Won’t Last Forever
It.will.not.last.forever. Whether you click with lifetime friends that are always there, meet the love of your life, or live on the same block as your entire family. You will one day not feel like this. Things will happen the way they are supposed to, as we are always told. The things you hoped for will fall into place. But the truth is, none of these things are the real fix to no longer being alone. Because being alone is all in your mind and it always will be.
You are not alone 🙂