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Enjoying one’s own company to the fullest is a road less taken. It’s a long road and it’s to be traveled all alone. And while solitude can be draining, it helps a person evolve in ways that make them mindful, competent, and unique. Here are ten ways how isolation every now and then will help you grow.

You will have time to energize

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The more you stay alone from people, the more you’ll take yourself away from the pressure of behaving in a certain way. To keep others happy and read their emotions are tasks that can rob us of our stamina even if we don’t realize it. Staying alone will keep you away from draining your energy. Solitude is a state for you to recharge.

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You become a better version of yourself

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Isolation can sometimes leave you with just yourself making you face yourself in the most honest way. It can help you think of where you’ve gone wrong in the past, what your shortcomings are and what you’re best at. The entire process makes you more aware of your strengths and weaknesses that help you evolve into a better version of you.

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You figure out your emotions

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When alone, you will often find yourself breaking the silence of solitude by asking yourself “what am I feeling right now?” Solitude aids analyzing one’s emotional state much more effectively than it does with too much buzz in the background.

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You gain confidence

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The silence of solitude teaches a lot of things, including being comfortable in one’s own skin. While social settings can be intimidating, draining and also annoying, solitude makes sure that you stay recharged to stay confident.

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You’re un-apologetically yourself

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When you’re alone, you can stay whoever the hell you are. There’s no mounting pressure to conform to a certain societal dress code for oneself. Neither does one need to behave in a way that invites validation. Staying alone for prolonged durations will inculcate this as a habit in you. And you’ll find yourself being indifferent to how others want you to behave since that’s a demand you haven’t been used to.

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