By: MJ Gonzales | Executive Chronicles
The common impression about the people who like to be alone is they’re naturally struggling to co-exist with the others. Apart from this is just a notion, individuals who keep and enjoy solitude are actually savoring priceless benefits than others. What are the benefits of having “me time”?
- Discovering what your ability. Perhaps, you already thought about something you could do if you only have luxury of time. When you’re alone you can protect not only your priorities, but also the possibilities your can do. You can even turn capabilities into your abilities.
One good example for this are the solo travelers, who are able to survive and thrive in foreign lands. While others let pass their chance to travel because of fear to be alone, these travelers experience facing their fears and enjoy real adventure. Remember what Reggae music icon Bob Marley said? “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice. “
- Can do thorough analysis or well-thought decisions. There are decisions that need to create immediately. Even if you only have 30 minutes or 2 hours, solitude can help you to think deeply and wisely. This is because you can barred the outside noise that affect not only the quality, but also processing your decision.
“The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind,” a famous quote of great scientist Albert Einstein.
- Let your inner child comes out. Remember that time you were child that you felt playing with your imaginary friends? You didn’t care what others thought about you as long as you enjoying your time to play. Now that you’re adult, you may feel awkward to do that because of conformity. It’s not the same with your alone time because what matters is you enjoy, relaxed or feel alive. You can dance, sing, paint, cool, and create your fantasies without minding what critics.
The Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling revealed on her website that her idea about Harry Potter’s world came out when she traveled alone in 1990.
“I did not have a functioning pen with me, but I do think that this was probably a good thing. I simply sat and thought, for four (delayed train) hours, while all the details bubbled up in my brain, and this scrawny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who didn’t know he was a wizard became more and more real to me.”