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In this day and age oftentimes we don’t get the chance to be alone. We spend all of our time working, doing chores, and just overall getting things done. 

Right now when many of us are seemingly forced to be alone or at least spend time at home, we should be embracing this chance to recharge and grow. Don’t let the isolation get to you, there are plenty of good things that can come out of it. I know, at first, things are going to feel a bit odd but a few weeks of being on your own isn’t the worst thing to endure, I can assure you of that.

Below I am going to go over some benefits or positive things that can come from spending time alone. Being alone is good for your well-being in more ways than you might initially think. Don’t sell yourself short, you might be in serious need of some time with yourself.

10 Reasons Why Being Alone Is Good For You:

1. It allows you to put your own interests/needs first.

When you’re on your own you’re able to think more about your own wants or needs. You get to do what you want and don’t have to worry about everyone else. The things you want to do are what you do because you’re on your own.

2. Time apart from others can improve your relationship with them.

Spending time on your own and away from the people you might otherwise be spending every day with can be beneficial for a number of reasons. Whether you realize it or not you might be getting tired of one another. Distance makes the heart grow fonder, it really does.

3. It in many ways allows you to rid yourself of stress.

Being alone can be freeing. It allows you to work through the things in your head and let go of them properly. If you’re stressed dealing with those feelings on your own can be important. While it’s not always easy, getting things out and not having to worry about what other people think can be very beneficial.

4. It can be the break you’ve been refusing to give yourself.

Being alone and spending time at home can be a break well worth it. If you’re normally unable to say ‘no’ to the people around you being on your own forces you to stop overdoing yourself. Instead of running around for everyone else, you’re able to relax for yourself.

5. It helps you clear your mind.

Being alone helps you to clear your mind. If you’ve got a lot going on and things you’re unable to work through alone time can help. Don’t knock it until you give it a go.

6. It can help you to concentrate more properly.

The more time you spend alone the more you will be able to think freely. You won’t be surrounded by people who do nothing but distract you. I tend to be able to think a lot more deeply when I’m all alone.

7. We are more productive when we’re on our own.

Again, being around other people can be distracting. When you’re on your own you’re going to be able to get a lot more done. No one will be hovering over your shoulder asking you questions every five minutes.

8. You don’t have to look to others for attention or validation when you’re alone.

When you are alone you don’t have to worry about what other people think or what they’re doing. You only have to answer to yourself and that allows you to grow a lot. You are able to do what you want and feed into your own well-being.

9. It helps you to become more independent.

The more alone you are the more independent you become. After a while, you’ll learn to enjoy spending time alone. I might like being around other people but I also cannot get enough time to myself even now.

10. You get in touch with your own emotions more properly.

Being alone allows you to let your emotions out freely. You don’t have to worry about crying in front of someone you shouldn’t or being too angry around the wrong people. You can let the tears fly and if you want, break a few dishes and get that anger out without exploding on someone.