“I restore myself when I’m alone.”

10 Reasons Why Alone Time Is Good For You


We are all scared to be alone. But at some point, alone time is beneficial for you. If this is truly beneficial, why are we so afraid of it? Probably the reason why people don’t want to be alone is because they are afraid of being lonely. People have to understand that being alone doesn’t mean being lonesome and realize that spending quality time with ourselves brings peace and solace. It is truly necessary to detach ourselves from the world, the social media, even with our family and friends to deepen our relationship with our inner self. Here is the list of 10 things why alone time is good for you:

  1. Makes you appreciate simple life.

People nowadays have so much going on with their lives and they forget the important things that have to be done. We all run in a frantic race trying to have a better life. It’s a never ending cycle of hard working to live a decent life but the question is, do we enjoy life while doing everything we can just to have the life that we dream to have?

  1. Clears your mind.

Unlike computers, our minds are not equipped to process information continuously and simultaneously. We collect information everyday and our brain stores them. It is just crucial to organize all the information we gathered by spending some time alone; otherwise we will be mentally overwhelmed.

  1. Maintains accurate perception

Detaching yourself from the world gives you enough time to keep your reality in check and change the way you see the world. Our perception is greatly affected with new information and experiences we acquire on a daily basis. So if we don’t take time to reflect, our perception will constantly change.

  1. You will discover more about yourself

When you spend time with yourself, you will discover things that you don’t know about yourself. Having a deep understanding as to how you picture the world opens a window to yourself and gives insight to your individuality. Spending time alone lets you assess your thoughts and develops your skill to differentiate yourself from your thoughts.

  1. Relieves stress

We are all caught up in our busy schedule and it can be too stressful. Go out of town one weekend alone as this is perfect for soul searching. We give almost all our time to the world so having a “me” time once in a while helps in rebooting our minds and relieving anxiety.

  1. Makes you independent

Though it’s true that no man is an island, we can’t live our lives depending on others forever. There are lessons in life that we will only learn by doing things on our own.

  1. You get away with life drama

Sometimes it is better to be alone than be acquainted with people’s drama. You don’t need extra stress in your life because you already have enough to deal with. Spending time alone allows you to get away with other’s toxicity that is not valuable for your well-being.

  1. Save money

Most of the times when you hang out with your friends you go somewhere to eat or to watch a movie. Going and dining out means spending money. If you spend time with yourself, you can just sit somewhere and relax without worrying about money. You have to remember that socializing comes with a price.

  1. Realize you don’t need anyone to be happy

The only way to be truly happy is to be content with what you have. Don’t depend on other people for your happiness. Find inner happiness for it will keep you blissful and content even if the world turned its back on you.

  1. Makes you appreciate the people around you.

When you are alone, you get to realize the importance of the people around you. There is a saying that “absence makes the heart grow fonder”. You can be independent but at some point, you will need people who got your back especially when things go rough.