Yes, humans are social animals. Considering the way that the world is progressing, it is obvious that we love to interact with each other. So many people tend to share the most tedious of their daily activities on social media. Being an extrovert is widely more accepted than being an introvert.
You’re cool if you party too much, but a bore if you prefer reading. Perhaps it could be that social networking is just the trend of this era. But it is obvious that generally, today’s global community negates isolation or anti-social behavior.
I agree that complete social detachment of an individual from the society is an alarming situation. Yet, I also believe, that it is important to find occasional solitude in life. To be able to live an ideal life, balance is key. In education too, we see that at the primary level, schools teach students a little bit of every subject matter.
To have economic stability, we try to keep an equilibrium in our financial transactions. When we talk about physical health, we always encourage moderate consumption of all kinds of foods. Similarly, to maintain good mental and spiritual health, it is important to stabilize our minds through a balance between engagement and solitude.
When you make meditation a habit (which does not necessarily mean reciting a mantra or praying), you feed your soul. Your physique synchronizes with your mind. No matter how buff you are, if you don’t give time to mindfulness, you will never be entirely healthy.
There are people who eat well, get enough sleep and also exercise their body but still feel dissatisfied with themselves. What’s missing in their equation is some time to themselves. Solitude is the plug that balances your life. Here are 9 things that happen when you spend some time alone:
Everyone needs to have a regular habit of self-evaluation. Schools measure progress by setting goals for each student in the form of tests, exams, and overall performance. Measurement in the form of scores or grades, taken at intervals, helps a student realize where they stood before, where they stand currently and where they see themselves in the future. Not to make it sound looney, but spending time alone will force you to talk to yourself.
When you have nobody to engage with, you will listen to your mind. Your mind will come up with questions and answers that will help you reflect on the most minor to the most major aspects of your life. Reflection will then help you measure your personal progress, and help you advance into betterment.
To kill boredom, most people usually look for someone to engage with. Yet when you restrict yourself from human interaction, you will find yourself craving something to do. Of course, things that you don’t like doing will only bore you more. So with an urge to do something, you’ll eventually find activities that you enjoy. This is also beneficial because you may be able to find some of your hidden talents. For the masses, inspiration tends to come when they isolate themselves. Creativity is a huge advantage of spending some time alone.