Relaxing In Solitude
Modern-day society believes that if you spend too much time by yourself, you must be weird, different, asocial or even depressed. In reality, many people are happier than ever at enjoying their own presence, not having to depend or rely on others. Relaxing in solitude does not mean any one of the above labels, it just means that there’s a last loner in every one of us.
With so many superficial relationships swarming our backyards, it’s no wonder why many would agree that it feels good spending time by yourself! You don’t have to worry about the masks coming out of the closet almost every single day. People are realizing that they can be more motivated and productive with their time.
The last loner in each and every one of us does not mean that we do not enjoy socializing. If anything, socializing is one of our favorite pastimes: enjoying life with the many different perspectives surrounding you. Socializing helps us to escape our appreciation for “loner-ship”, and rather allows us to connect with others!
Connecting with others is one of the best feelings, especially when the connections are right from the very first moment! For instance, consider yourself talking to the opposite sex and just clicking at every opportunity, resulting in flawless conversations. These are the types of connections that we hope to encounter.
There’s nothing wrong with relaxing in solitude: it complements our social animal. Therefore, do not listen to the remarks thrown around by society; it doesn’t control your mental health! You do. If you believe that solitude mixed with socialization is healthy and good for you, than listen to your heart and mind and do as you believe.
But it must be made clear that no polar opposite is better than the other: too much solitude can contribute to lack of friends and relationships, and too much socialization can contribute to too many distractions from oneself. The self comes first because the self is your life. But before yourself comes God.
Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)
4 Replies to “The Last Loner”
I enjoyed reading your post, because I crave spending time alone and have often been made to feel guilty by societal constraints. I found your post affirming my right to be on my own at times. Thank you.
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That was my goal! I’m glad that you found it helpful 🙂
I think we all need regular periods of solitude. It revives the soul, puts us back in touch with our true self, and helps us regain a more accurate and balanced perspective on life.
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Totally agree. There’s nothing wrong with solitude!