THE BENEFITS OF LONELINESS
Loneliness has both advantages and disadvantages. In some cases, your loneliness may benefit you and sometimes it may be extremely dangerous for you physical and psychological health. However, you should always balance your life. Being lonely all your time may make you depressed. There are people who are inclined to be lonely and others cannot bear it. Are you patient enough to be lonely? Usually, people hate this feeling and try to get rid of it. Have you ever thought that your loneliness can be very beneficial for your career? I have spent some of my years in loneliness. I used that time to develop and enhance my personality. It is always important how you use your lonely time. You may simply waste it or you can use it to achieve your goals. If you are lonely, do not be frustrated too much because your current situation may be very beneficial for you, and you will see the results of your isolation in the nearest future.
1) BEING MORE CREATIVE
Loneliness is the destiny of all great souls. All great masterpieces are usually created in absolute loneliness. You are more concentrated and introspected when you are lonely. What does motivate people to write, sing, draw, and do other creative things? Sometimes people do these things because they are very lonely. They do not have anyone to talk with, and therefore, creativity is the only way for them to express themselves. I would not write this blog now if I had tons of friends who invite me every day somewhere. I have had several conversations with different writers and they all say that writing keeps them feel less lonely. That is true. Look at such people as Leo Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Teodor Dreiser, Balzac. Do you think that the could write their masterpieces if they were not lonely? You need to be concentrated in order to create something. Loneliness is the best tool to gather all your ideas and thoughts in your mind.
2) EXPLORE YOURSELF
Being lonely gives you an opportunity to learn yourself and identify your real goals and intentions. Lonely people are more introspected, and consequently, they easily understand their internal world. Usually, people go with the common flow. Our thoughts are manipulated by the mass media and politicians. Every government brainwashes its citizens. Your intellect works better when you are alone. Being in a huge crowd of different people won’t let you concentrate on your thoughts. Loneliness isolates you from a crowd, and therefore, you start thinking more individually. If you are lonely, do not be too disappointed. Use that free time and explore yourself.
3) LONELINESS IS STRESS-RELIEVING
Introverts and extroverts have different ideas about loneliness. Introverts do pretty well when they are lonely. There is nothing more terrible for extroverts than loneliness. Extroverts are not able to live alone and have no one to talk to. I am an introvert and I have no problems being lonely. I always have several things to do when I am lonely. Being lonely, sometimes, may be more interesting to me than being in a crowd. Introverts need loneliness in order to feel comfortable. Big communities and huge crowds of people are not for them. They feel too depressed in these situations. Every introvert needs to spend some time in an absolute loneliness. Loneliness reduces your stress level. I give my conclusions regarding introverts. I do not know whether loneliness is effective for extroverts. I can surely tell you that an extrovert will fully relax and enjoy his time when he is absolutely alone.
4) LONELINESS GIVES YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO CREATIVE THINGS
What are the most beneficial hobbies for a person’s spirit and intellect? I do not know anything better than reading to enhance and develop a person’s mind. Do you read when you are alone or do you prefer reading when you are amongst a huge amount of people? I already know your answer. I do not think that there is a single person in the world who would like to read when he is surrounded by dozens of different people. Reading requires concentration of your thoughts and cognitive skills. People concentrate better when they are absolutely alone. What can be more pleasurable than reading a great book in an absolute loneliness? Being able to think and contemplate is a great pleasure.