1. It allows you to breathe again.
What do I mean by this? Most of the time, the day or week is a parade of obligations and dreading tasks, making you feel like drowning. There goes the minor, daily hassles as well, that may pile up into very strong stressors. Spending time alone gives you the break you need from the dilemmas and stress you experience almost everyday. It’s like finding your way out smoothly and quietly in a room full of people. In such way, you allow yourself to breathe again—to be free at least once in awhile from everything.
2. It widely opens your mind.
Your balloon of thinking expands to its maximum size when you are alone. For obvious reasons, you think much better also when you have no one bugging you every now and then or without any other distractions fighting for your attention. With only the presence of yourself, the things that you haven’t thought of come flooding in your mind without having to squeeze yourself to think of those.
3. It helps you to come up with adequate and worthy decisions.
Good decision-making comes from a mind at peace and a body at ease. You don’t want to be that person who regrets a decision after an outcome has been seen or a damage has been done. In that case, being alone gives you the opportunity to free yourself from disturbance or turmoil. Shutting down the noise around you and listening to the voice inside your head help you create not only a well-founded decision, but a really prominent one.
4. It is a good way of helping you heal.
No matter what sort of heartbreak you’re going through, being alone for quite some time is one of the best way to nurse your broken heart. It helps lessen the pain and the impact until you’re ready to seek or consult someone. Think of it as a bandage covering a wound, gradually stopping the bleeding.
5. It makes you appreciate more the wonder of your surroundings.
There’s beauty in everything, but sometimes you fail to see it simply because you rushed right through the moments where you should have been paying attention to. Most of the time, you tend to ignore the things around you when you’re more focused on something else. Thus, spending time alone and allowing your senses to be your company make you grasp the worth and significance of those things.
“Learn to be alone and to like it. There’s nothing more freeing and empowering than learning to like your own company.” — Mandy Hale