The Beauty of Spending Time Alone
Chaos has become the catch phrase of the modern times. We are in continuous search of peace and tranquillity. We are constantly engulfed in thoughts that strain us and are surrounded by people who disturb the homeostasis of our mind.
In such a situation we need to spend some time alone so that we find the peace that we are searching for. Solitude is perhaps the best company you can have. Here are some reasons on why one should spend some time alone.
Enervated to energized:
Solitude releases the work load that causes mental stress. The removal of this stress gives us the opportunity to refuel ourselves. Thus, we become more focused and more receptive helping us to work more effectively.
“I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.”
Finding one’s own voice:
When we are in our isolated, we do not have a lot of things to worry about. The primary part of our attention is dedicated to ourselves and our problems. When we focus fully on our self we sort of rediscover ourselves.
We get a better understanding of our likes and discomforts when we are away from people who somehow influence our decisions and thought process. While in a group, we follow the normally followed path, but while alone we tend to experiment and thus, find our own interest.
Every artist would agree that he comes with new and novel ideas mostly when he is alone. Isolation gives us the freedom to think deeply and analyze a situation thoroughly. While in the hustle-bustle of our everyday routine, our brain is preoccupied with something or the other. Solitude is characterized by clutter free thinking, giving us a creativity boost that helps us in coming with newer ideas.
Spending some time alone helps us to come with more thorough and better suited solutions. When we are alone, we try to first understand our problem. 80% of problem solving involves understanding the problem. When we seem to know exactly what the problem at hand is we divert our complete attention to its solution. In this state of solitude, we think about the various outcomes of a particular process and tend to find the most effective one of them all.
Better connection with own self:
We know what is going outside, but we rarely reflect things inside. When we sit alone, we know about ourselves. We think what we have, what want and what needs to be done to make our life more beautiful.
Our flaws, mistakes, imperfections, strengths, weaknesses, all are clearly visible in the state of desolation. We see where we lack and where we overdo. Thus, we better understand ourselves and build a healthy inner connection.
Finally, remember this-
“I was a man who thrived on solitude; without it I was like another man without food or water. Each day without solitude weakened me. I took no pride in my solitude, but I was dependent on it. The darkness of the room was like sunlight to me.”
― Charles Bukowski