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Why we all need alone time

I took an extra vacation week this summer to have time alone without children or husband. I haven’t done this since my daughter was born. She is now a teenager.

As a general rule, our society seems to think that spending time alone isn’t good. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Many people literally flee the lonely moments and do everything to avoid them. So many of us are so afraid of being alone that even use electronic devices and social networks to feel better connected to the world around us.

It is easy to confuse the physical loneliness with emotional loneliness that can cause various emotional and physical problems. Spending time alone is not as bad as you may think.

Passing time alone develops independence

Loneliness gives you the opportunity to do activities that others do not want to do and that you wanted to try for a long time.

Forget the idea that you have to share every moment of your life to be happy. If it didn’t happen on Facebook, it is still valid.

What really sabotages your happiness in these moments is to think of the way people see you. You want me to tell you a secret? They will not even notice you. Be objective and you will see that what I say is true.

Passing time alone develops creativity

Are you one of those who think they have the best ideas in the presence of others? This is not necessarily true.

When you are alone, you have the opportunity to imagine freely. No one is here to tell you that what you dream is impossible, so you start thinking about doing it.

You may think that by being alone it is impossible to create a really interesting project. But stop to see the life of great inventors, sculptors, poets or entrepreneurs. They worked their ideas alone. Even if afterwards, they made improvements with the help of others, everything is born of their capacity to dream without any external limits.

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  1. I love being alone. I have too received funny looks if I have gone somewhere alone for a day out, or on holiday somewhere for a week.
    One person once said, “Won’t you be bored?”
    I replied back, “How am I going to be bored? Do you think I stay in my hotel room during all that time?”

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