The state of being alone or in solitude is often perceived as something contradicting the very basic nature of human beings. Introvert, sad, depressed, aloof etc. are the adjectives we attach to the individuals whom we see frequently sitting alone and spending in solitude.
Why Solitude Is An Asset
So developing a likeness for solitude, a habit of immersing oneself in solitude is it significant? Yes, especially when gadgets like smartphones, laptops, and the media as well as social media crowd each and every possibility for modern man to sit alone and be in solitude, because one major side effect of the technological revolution is that it has eliminated the luxury of solitude.
Solitude can lessen and heightened state of arousal both positive and negative
When individuals actively chose to be alone, solitude can be effective stress buster
People who prefer solitude and comparatively unsociable has been found to be more creative. Research outcomes keep on reiterating this fact.
By spending time with ourselves, we come face to face with our own thoughts, priorities, and prejudices. Thus our self awareness expands.
Solitude improves empathy. When we distance ourselves from the noisy world and connect with ourselves, our understanding of self, enhances. This in turn helps in the understanding of our fellow beings as self understanding widens our perspective about others.
For the same reason, the habit of spending time in solitude enriched our relationships.
Solitude allows our brain to unwind, wander into the depths of our mind and think deeply about the topic of our choice and come up with productive solutions for problems we confront in our life.
Solitude unclutters thoughts and helps to consolidate daytime experience we go through each day. Thus our mind thoughts remain organised.
Spending time in solitude improves concentration and ability to focus.
The feeling of isolation or the baseless fear of being abandoned when we are left alone is only conditioned reflexes. They stem from our immature notions about bonding and fostering attachments. In reality, practicing solitude does not incapacitate our ability to connect, rather it nourishes our ability to build enduring relationships.