Sometimes, You Have to Enjoy Your Own Company

Introverts probably find this normal. They are quite comfortable spending time with themselves than with others.

Extroverts, on the other hand, will find this a little bit disconcerting.

Here is something that introverts know that extroverts should probably learn: There is something to be said about spending time with yourself.

We live in a society where everything we do is put out there for the world to see.

We want to belong. We want to have the coolest friends, be seen in the coolest places, and know the trendiest things.

We are driven by a need to measure up to some invisible standard.

A lot of us find it hard to be on our own. The very thought of being alone can cause us to sink into depression.

The problem with moving with the crowd is that soon enough, we no longer have an identity of our own.

We need to take time from being a part of the crowd. We need to learn how to disconnect from the world and spend time with ourselves.

It might be a bit confusing at first; what do you do with yourself? How do you disconnect?

You will not know if you do not try.

In a world where everything is digital, we can have our devices in our hands 98% of the time.

We take those gadgets everywhere and stay connected.

We are most likely to spend our last dime on data than on food.

The first step to disconnecting is to get off all our devices.

Yes, we have all our lives on our mobile devices, but you will have to make a conscious effort to disconnect.

Try to get a book you really want to read as a hard copy. Turn off your phones, your laptop, and tablets.

Brew a cup of tea or coffee, snuggle up in a chair and read a paperback book.

Perhaps reading a book is not your thing.

Take a walk without music blasting in your ears, shutting out the sounds of life. Go down to the beach towards sunset without your gadgets and simply sit on the sandbanks and watch the sunset.

You could visit a public garden and smell the flowers.

Spending time with yourself is powerful. We think we know ourselves till we spend time with ourselves.

We discover sides of use we never knew because we never spent time with ourselves.

Do you know why you get excited when you meet a person who seems to get you?

That is because they seem to reveal parts of us that we didn’t know we had. Some of the most self-aware people are people who take time to disconnect and spend time alone.

They take time to discover themselves and learn more about themselves. They are more grounded and confident of themselves.

Time alone with yourself will help you declutter your mind and offload all the junks you might have downloaded from all the crowd you have been connected to.

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