Amazing things that will happen when you learn to enjoy being Alone



Often times when we’re surrounded by other people, we’re expending a lot of energy. Trying to keep others happy, make them laugh, soothe their egos, read their emotions, and all of the other rigors that come along with regular interaction.

It can be mentally draining if you’re constantly connected to other people. A little alone time lets you recharge and take a break from the emotionally and mentally taxing job of constant interaction.


Your life is always moving at a crazy fast pace. So fast in fact, that it’s probably rare when you have a moment alone to sit and reflect on your life.

Being alone gives you the perfect opportunity for a little self reflection. Since you aren’t spending so much time processing the thoughts and feelings of others, it’s the best time to turn your focus inwards.

Solitude provides the perfect environment for reflection.


Again, when you’re surrounded by other people all the time, you’re constantly trying to read, and cater to, the other persons’s emotions. So much so, that you could end up losing touch with your own.

When you start to enjoy being alone, you’ll gain a greater perspective for your own emotions. You’ll create a deeper understanding of what makes you happy, what upsets you, and what saddens you.

With that knowledge, it’s then easier to regulate your emotions. But it all starts with understanding how you feel, and that comes from a little bit of solitude.


When you’re constantly in the company of other people, you’re always making compromises in order to find solutions that the entire group can enjoy. And unfortunately, the things you want most, may not always line up with what the group wants.

So it’s easy to enjoy being alone once you realize that doing so gives you more freedom to do the things you actually want to do.


Being in the company of other people can be fun and entertaining, but it can also seriously affect your productivity. There are times when the company of other people acts as nothing more than a distraction from getting your work done.

Time spent alone can be some of the most productive time in your life—mostly because there are less distractions, and you can just put your head down and get to work.


Once you enjoy being alone, you’ll feel more confident in your ability to actually be alone. And that naturally leads to you feeling more independent.

You’ll no longer feel that anxiety, or burning desire for company, once you learn to enjoy being alone. You won’t feel the need for constant interaction with other people, or the anxiety associated with looking around and seeing no one but yourself.


Life is filled with relationships, and most relationships only last when both people are kept happy. And that can turn into a draining job depending who that relationship is with. Now, this does’t only apply to personal relationships, but every kind of relationship.

Once you’re alone, the only person’s happiness you have to worry about in that moment, is your own. You can treat yourself to thing that makes you happy, but may have upset someone else.


When you start to enjoy being alone, you’ll quickly see that solitude means you don’t have to keep apologizing for what you’ve done. So often, we do things that end up upsetting other people, or hurting someone else’s feelings, and then have to quickly apologize for it.

But when you’re alone, you don’t have to apologize for anything. And that takes a lot of pressure out of most situations. You get to stop second guessing everything you say, or every move you make because you’re afraid someone is going to be offended, or saddened, and angered.


So often we feel we the need to get the “OK” from our friends and family before we take action. We constantly look to other people for advice on what we should do next.

Of course, there are times where it’s not only perfectly acceptable to ask for advice, but downright necessary. But there are also times where we’re perfectly capable of acting on our own, be we instead of looking to others for ananswer.

When you start to spend more time alone, you’ll learn to trust your instincts and make decisions without any third party validation.

Credit: Life Hack


12 comments on “Amazing things that will happen when you learn to enjoy being Alone

  1. Tom Clausen says:

    some people never learn this or become comfortable with being alone… refreshing to read this important understanding and wisdom,
    as I once wrote…

    so many things
    I need to do


  2. I love this post! I enjoy being alone, it’s really one of the best things you can do for yourself, as you have so nicely shared here! I look forward to being alone whenever I can.

  3. Reblogged this on Genuinely Speaking and commented:
    To be comfortable with being alone is really a gift to yourself. I enjoyed this article and I hope you do too!

  4. lulu says:

    A certain amount of aloneness is good for the soul but not to the extent that you become lonely.

  5. I appreciate and agree with this post because I have been far happier in the past few years with alone time than I have for most of my life! I couldn’t imagine my life without some quality time to myself. Thank you for sharing this post. 😊

  6. noplainjanie says:

    I’ve always been ok with being by myself but I’ve only recently learned to be still with myself. I’ve been meditating and it’s making a huge difference in all areas of my life😃

  7. Creativity can blossom in solitude. It’s when the “inner voice” is often heard and acknowledged.

  8. busy lady says:

    You have made a good argument for spending time alone. It is so important to do this!

  9. […] whole thought process has been prompted by a post written by Be Like Water (Click on her name to read the article). I have discovered my alone time again after so many years. […]

  10. Clare Bear says:

    Great blog! 🙂
    I certainly enjoy the benefits of being alone
    After spending a day in contact with people, I often use the evenings to relax on my home and reflect on things

  11. nosyjosie says:

    Its funny how I never heard people speak so much on this topic until I started blogging. It appears to me that writers are the ones who have primarily found this beautiful “awareness.” It makes me feel as if I am now in the right place or state of mind lol

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