So many people place a huge emphasis on finding a significant other, or even a close circle of friends, so they do not have to spend their lives alone. However, whether you’re in a relationship or single, there are many benefits to saying, “I’m going to spend some time with me, myself and I,” and following through with that intention.
Keep reading to learn about some of them. Then, you may not feel as overwhelmed if you’re faced with the situation of having no choice but to take some solitary time. Even better, you may even find joy in it.
You Can Do Whatever You Want With Your Free Nights And Weekends
When you’re in a relationship, or even if you have a roommate, there is usually a need to ask the other person involved if they have any preferences about what you do with your free time.
However, when you’re alone, the only person who has to answer that question is you. That reality eliminates any potential drama or fights over having to pick things to do. It also gives you the chance to spend the time that’s yours in ways that are truly satisfying.
You Can Let Your Mind Mull Over What A Movie Ending Really Means
When going to see a film with someone else, there is usually a desire to discuss some of the plot points in a film, including whether the ending of the film had a hidden meaning. Although those discussions can be fun, they can also be a little intimidating if you have a theory that’s a little quirky or unpopular.
If you’re by yourself, though, there is complete freedom to express your power of reasoning and not fear being overruled.
It Can Keep Your Mind Clear
Input from loved ones can be very valuable, but it can also make you feel swamped by too much information. Being alone gives you plenty of time to work through whatever’s on your mind and to do so in a private way.
Also, after you’ve had a tough day, you may have a lot of thoughts to process and not feel like talking them out. When that happens, sometimes the best therapy comes just by allowing your mind to wander and then immediately dealing with whatever thoughts come to mind.
You Can Fully Be Yourself
Whether you mean to or not, there is a good chance you probably have some sort of persona that you use when you are around others.
Maybe that just means you are less open about certain aspects of your life around other people, or perhaps you don’t laugh as freely when you are in the company of others. Being alone lets you embrace who you are.
Eat Whatever You Want For Dinner
Food is another thing that people often argue about among themselves when in groups. However, when you’re alone, you get to choose whether you want lasagna, lentil stew, or Chinese takeout for dinner (or any other meal!).
Furthermore, you won’t have to listen to anyone who might complain that your eating choices aren’t as healthy as they should be or that the portions on your plate aren’t adequate.
Express Your Emotions Without Fear
Being alone can help you more readily cry, laugh or even get angry about something, all without wondering what people will think about your reaction. Even people who usually have high self-esteem might find themselves feeling overly conscious about expressing their emotions.
But, when you’re by yourself, there is no need to worry about what people will think. Just let your emotions flow to the surface and come out in whatever form is appropriate based on what you feel inside.
There Is No One To Steal The Sheets As You Sleep
Sharing a bed with someone can be very romantic, but it’s not all bliss. If you’ve ever woken up and found that your bed partner has all the sheets wrapped around them and just left a mere square of fabric with which to work, you know that reality very well.
Drifting off to sleep alone allows you to spread out, and it allows you to have as many sheets and blankets as you see fit, all to yourself.
As you can see, being alone doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to a life of constant glumness. Instead, by realizing some of the good things about solitude, you can savor your solo time.
Doing so can also boost your confidence, because it proves by example that you don’t have to let another person define your happiness.