Seeking solitude; loving your own company

In my last post, I explained that I’d rather be on my own than being in a relationship for the sake of it. This got me thinking about being alone in general and enjoying my own company. That may sound pitiful to some but I know lots of you will understand where I’m coming from.

Enjoying your own company

Shorts, belt and t-shirt: River Island

I’ve always loved being around people. But over the last few months, I’ve been spending some time on my own. Through choice, of course. My instinct is telling me that it’s the right thing for me at the moment.

Some people hate the idea of being alone but solitude is surprisingly nice. First of all, it gives me a chance to unwind. I’m the sort of person who struggles to turn “off” so being by myself with no distractions allows me to clear my mind and think more clearly. It helps me to focus my busy mind.

Enjoying your own company

Additionally, being in my own company has helped me discover who I am and find my own voice. I’m completely in charge of my actions and decisions without anyone else’s influence. By spending time with myself and getting a better understanding of who I am, I can make better choices.

Being alone further gives me an understanding of my emotions. E.g. what makes me happy and what makes me sad. By understanding my emotions, I can concentrate on doing more of what makes me happy and less on what doesn’t. Can’t be bad!

Enjoying your own company

Also, I can save my energy. If you’ve met me in real life, you’ll know that I’m quite outgoing, chatty and bubbly. I’m always busy and going 100mph. Despite my liveliness, I still need to recharge so spending some time on my own enables me to reboot and start again.

What about you? Does having a coffee on your own fill you with dread? Or do you love being solo?

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