The Benefits of Solitude

The Benefits of Solitude

Solitude is Solace

Do you ever get a chance to be alone? These days, it seems hard to do. Technology keeps us connected all the time and we often have so many social obligations that we rarely get a chance to be by ourselves. But we should be by ourselves. I’m not talking about loneliness—I’m talking about solitude. Solitude is not just for monks and hermits to enjoy. Solitude is beneficial to everyone! Read on to find out why and how you should incorporate more solitude into your everyday life.

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Solitude Helps You Recharge and Unwind

I don’t care if you’re the biggest extrovert you know and the life of the party. I don’t care if you thrive on the energy of others. You still need time alone to recharge and unwind. It’s great stress relief. And if you’re an introvert, you probably already seek out solitude to recharge and unwind. You know how draining human interaction can be, so you enjoy your alone time whenever you can get it.

Solitude Helps You Think and Reflect

Have you ever heard someone say “I need to be alone with my thoughts.” They are seeking solitude because they need to think without distractions. It’s just easier. To understand this, you need to think about your work environment. Is it easier for you to focus when you aren’t surrounded by chatter and other distractions? Of course it is! And if you can’t find solitude at your desk at work, you can at least appreciate how a quiet, distraction-free work environment makes it easier to concentrate and improves your productivity.

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Solitude Leads to Self-Discovery

Wondering who you really are and what you believe in? Wondering if you really share the same likes and dislikes with your friends or are you just following the crowd? Solitude can help you find the answers to those questions because it leads to self-discovery. When you take the time to be alone and meditate on your life path or current situations, you find out who you really are, sans outside influences.

Solitude Teaches Humility

When you are by yourself, you get to know yourself. Do you enjoy your own company as much as other people do? Solitude can help you realize what’s great about being you, but it can also show you what you need to work on. Solitude can take you ego down a few notches. And if you’re interested in feeling even more humble, find solitude in the outdoors. Whether it’s the mountains, oceans or forests, nature is great at reminding us that we are really just small, insignificant blips in the history of life on this planet.

Solitude Enhances Your Relationships

There is more to solitude than the personal benefits you’ll experience. Solitude also enhances your relationships. You’ll appreciate someone more when you spend time away from them. Time apart will give you the opportunity to miss them and the positive impact they have on your life. Solitude teaches you to appreciate your loved ones because you don’t get to have them all the time. And if you’re feuding with someone you love, solitude gives you the time to reflect on your differences and seek out a compromise or solution.

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So how do we find solitude in this busy, loud world we call life? Here are my favorite tips for anyone with a few minutes, hours or days to devote to solitude:

1. Get up earlier or go to bed later than everyone in your household. Just a few minutes of alone time each day to do what you want (including absolutely nothing) provides great benefits.

2. Close the damn door! Whether it’s to your office, bedroom or even the toilet at home, sometimes you need to physically separate yourself from the rest of the world.

3. Use your work breaks. Don’t just work through your breaks. If smokers can go outside often, so can you. Take a walk around the block or a short nap in your car. I won’t tell.

4. Take a bath. Everyone takes showers these days, but a bath, with calming essential oils like peppermint or lavender, can reduce your stress. Add a great book, glass of wine or some decadent chocolates and you’ve got yourself a mini spa retreat at home.

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5. If you’re married with kids, ask your spouse to take the kids out for a few hours so you can have the house to yourself. Do the same for them when they are in need of some solitude.

6. Disconnect. Do you really need all those email subscriptions and news feeds? Do you need all those social media platforms? Consider purging your electronic devices or at least turn them off at the same time every day so you aren’t constantly bombarded.

7. Simplify your life so you have more time for solitude. Do you overcommit yourself because you have a hard time saying “NO”? Learn to say “NO” and don’t feel guilty about it. The world won’t fall apart because you declined an invitation or decided to donate less time to a cause.

I wish you the peace, quiet and reflection solitude can bring.

9 thoughts on “The Benefits of Solitude

  1. SHOSHANA #6497

    Retreat is not Defeat…nothing is stronger than being able to unplug for 24 hrs. Giving the body,mind,and spirit time to recharge. Doing retreat with others wearing a badge,”Lovingly in Silence” allows others, (family members), the respect to the person who requires “down time”. Our systems were never created to handle such sensory overload. Offer each other a retreat, either 3 hrs, or a full day. Everyone can profit…your Spirit will reward you….not a luxury…..it’s a necessity….

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  2. GEMINI6

    Yes, I agree with your article. I work with the public everyday in my job, and when I get home everyday I turn on my computer and play relaxing music, do some meditations etc. I try to find ways to help me relax and unwind. And yes, I forgot I go into my room and shut the door, I also turn off my phone and just take in the quite and relax. Of course nature sounds help too.

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  3. DJ

    I agree, with your comment, Jula. I would like, very much, to have ‘peace, of mind’ but, I haven’t and, I don’t know what to do, to change that situation. My mind seems to be racing, all the time-I do mean, all the time. It’s so frustrating!

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  4. jula

    You can’t have solitude if you don’t have peace of mind. and when you have a partner who
    always seeks solitude, it can feel so rejecting and lonely. better to connect with someone
    who is compatible, then to always feel rejected and alone. those introverts can darn well
    keep to themselves, I prefer a connected companion anyday.

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  5. Dottie 6239

    I loved this article ! Solitude keeps me sane and yes I take those walks in the woods and quiet meditation on my breaks 🙂 Gina Rose, it was just relaxing reading your description of your me time. I could just envision the peace of sitting on that porch.

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  6. Marc from the UK

    Solitude is turning of the Telly, the Mobile, and watching the stars and moon, with my dog and a glass of Vino!

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  7. Gina Rose ext.9500Gina Rose ext.9500

    Great tips. Nice article, Dania.

    As a true blue introvert, I can relate to this article. But everybody, all personality types, need some down time, here and there, to recharge and reflect.

    I live in a VERY remote, rural area in the mountains, alone, and after my readings every night, rain, snow, whatever….I go sit outside on my covered back porch on my old farmhouse and look up at the stars, moon, clouds, etc. Very relaxing. Hearing the crickets chirp, watching the rabbits play, is very soothing. The wind blowing thru the pine trees is a magickal sound.

    Blessed Be )O(
    Gina Rose ext.9500
    Gina Rose ext.9500

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