Amazing things That Happens When You Decide to Spend More Time Alone

I remember the first time when i started practicing Yoga and meditation our Yoga Guru suggested us to spend few minutes alone everyday and my very first reply was  like, “I’m too busy to make time for myself,” and “I can’t sit still. I need to be productive.”

But over a period of time one thing which i have learned that inserting a little solitude into our overfilled schedule isn’t a waste of time, however.  The busier we are, the more likely we are to benefit from some quiet time.

There are so many studies which explains the benefits of solitude. Here are just a few science-backed reasons for spending time alone:


Recharge your Souls

Sometimes, all we need some “me” time the lap of nature in order to revive our souls and fill ourselves with positive energy. In our day to day routine working, earning money and trying to keep others happy can be emotionally exhausting, so whenever our batteries discharged and all we need some time alone so, you can ‘recharge’ yourself and the best way in by opting to stay alone either at your home or in the lap of nature.

Enhance your Productivity

The open office concept has been adopted by so many offices and believe me  working in a group isn’t so productive as many people think – in fact, it may be counter-productive. Even some studies have shown that being surrounded by people kills productivity and People perform better when they have a little privacy because the mere presence of people around us is enough to distract you from your most important tasks. So I would suggest to eliminate the crowd, however, and you’ll get to work in peace. You’ll be amazed to see how productive and creative you can be.

Embrace Independence

I love to spend time with my friends but I don’t like when I have to sacrifice my choices and decisions for the sake of my friends or loved ones and trust me Spending time alone will let you experience independence and will give you a plenty of time to do things you love to do and learn more about it. Don’t worry – you just have to start and over time, you’ll master it so much that the solitude won’t bother you – you’ll actually appreciate it. 

Solitude spurs creativity

There’s a reason a lot of authors or artists want to go to a cabin in the woods or a private studio to work. Being alone with your thoughts gives your brain a chance to wander, which can help you become more creative.

More Focus and Mental Strength

We’re social creatures and it’s important for us to have strong connections with other people. But, solitude may be just as important. Studies show the ability to tolerate alone time has been linked to increased happiness, better life satisfaction, and improved stress management. People who enjoy alone time experience less depression.

Get your life Back on Track

We spend a lot of time planning our wedding party, home celebrations and vacations, but i want to ask you how much time do you spend in planning your life and getting the most out of it. If you are not doing it start right now and the best way to re plan you life is to spend some time alone because spending time alone can give you a chance to ensure there’s a purpose to all of your hustling and bustling. Quiet space provides an opportunity to think about your goals, your progress, and changes you want to make in your life.

Know the who in You

Once my Yoga Guru asked me a question. Tell me who are you? and i started explaining what i do, my hobbies my likes and dislikes, after 10 minutes my Guru again asked me tell me who are you? and i was like this is it, this is me. But then he explained what you do is not you, You are what you believe in your heart, what are your believes and these believes define who are you and he further told me the best way to know you believes is to spend some time with you because being alone helps you become more comfortable in your own skin. When you’re by yourself, you can make choices without outside influences. And that will help you develop more insight into who you are as a person.

Here are few tips to start a conversation with yourself

Simple Life Strategy | Paying Attention To Your Internal Dialogue

  1. Start to become aware of your internal dialogue
  2. Notice the sound of the voice inside your head- is it slow or fast-paced? What ‘tone’ does the voice have?
  3. Pay attention to what this internal voice is saying? Is it being helpful? Or is it stopping you from taking action?
  4. Define if the internal voice sounds positive or negative
  5. If you feel that it’s negative, choose not to listen to it and to replace it with a more useful, positive voice

Set aside a few minutes each day to be alone with your thoughts — just 10 minutes a day can help. Silence your electronics and allow yourself to think for a few minutes.

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Source: Simple Life Strategies, Forbes ,

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist and the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, an international bestselling book that is being translated into more than 25 languages. She’s also a lecturer at Northeastern University. Her articles attract over 2 million readers.

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