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While a lot of people will try to tell you that they know how to help you better understand yourself and become who you want to be, most of them are ‘full of it.’ The truth is there is one thing that you can do to really find success and learn your own truth that hardly anyone is ever going to mention. 

When it comes to working to better understand yourself and get to know who you are as a person the most important thing you can and will do is be alone with yourself. In this day and age, most people do not know how to be alone with themselves and don’t like being alone with themselves which causes a serious disconnect in many ways. Even just an hour or so each day could be more than enough to help you clear your mind and get you where you need to be to set forth in the right direction. 

Apparently, most people would rather go through electrical shock than sit alone in silence for a mere 15 minutes or longer. This coming from a study dated back to 2014 carried out by researchers at the University of Virginia. Over 60 percent of men and almost 30 percent of women were much more willing to deal with being shocked. Now, as someone who spends a lot of time alone in silence throughout the day this for me was quite concerning. Personally, I love being alone with myself.

Being alone with yourself isn’t always a bore-fest. Sometimes it can be exactly what you need to really clear your mind and work through the mound of thoughts that have been holding you back lately. Below I am going to go over some benefits of being alone with yourself that can and will make it well worth your time. While you don’t have to spend a lot of time alone, even just an hour here and there can make a huge difference in your life.

6 Reasons Why Being Alone With Yourself Is Important For Success and Growth:

1. Being alone with yourself makes it a lot easier to figure out your own thoughts.

When you’re struggling to figure out where to go in life or how to move forward being alone with yourself can help. Write things out or sit and meditate, really take the time to figure out what you’re thinking and where you’re headed. You can work on your own to grow through the silence drastically.

2. Being alone with yourself allows you more time to be productive.

We all have things that we need to work on and being surrounded by people can sometimes throw that off. When you’re alone with yourself you are usually much more productive within reason. Whatever you need to do, you can do it without distraction.

3. Being alone with yourself allows you time to process your emotions.

When you are alone with yourself you can process your emotions better. Being surrounded by people doesn’t give you much room to fall apart when you need to. There is nothing wrong with taking the time you need to really allow your true emotions to sink in properly.

4. Being alone with yourself lets your mind as well as your body rest.

Sometimes we all just need a break and that is quite evident even in you. This kind of thing gives your mind as well as your body a moment to relax. You are able to take a nap or just sit back and ‘chill.’

5. Being alone with yourself gives you time to think freely.

When we are lone with ourselves we are able to think our own thoughts without other people trying to plant things in our minds. We can let go of the things that are perhaps not our thoughts, to begin with, and make our own decisions moving forward.

6. Being alone with yourself is very peaceful.

Being alone with yourself allows you to take a moment of pause in the present peace. This preparing you for whatever stress could be to come. Life is full of confusing moments, embrace the things you know while you can.

Through accomplishing all you can by yourself you will find success and better understand who you are as a person. You cannot let the world around you make your choices or let the people in your life hold you back. This life is yours to live, be the one living it.