Some people prefer time alone, and that is perfectly alright, as they get value in life out of spending time on their own. Being alone tends to boost creativity. According to studies, people have come up with their best ideas by being on their own.
Being in a relationship or partnership is a significant milestone we were taught to desire from an early age. Most of you feel that your life is not complete unless you have found the love of your life.
On the flip side, we have the few that feel relationships are not the top priority. It is not about being an introvert or shy or even unable to get into a relationship. Their needs and their focus points are different from the majority.
Do you love the solo lifestyle?
These people aren’t complete recluses or socially incompetent. They are probably the most charismatic and extroverted people when they need to be.
Here are 10 signs you prefer your own space:
- You don’t feel the need to always be on your phone for social interaction with your friends. You probably dislike receiving pointless texts and calls. You barely remember to check your phone for messages.
- Weekends you would rather stay at home with a good movie and takeouts. Weekends don’t involve plans, socializing, or responsibilities.
- You’re satisfied to eat out alone, as there is no need to budget, and you can choose where to go.
- You not afraid to go to the movies alone. There is no restriction on when or what you want to watch.
- Traveling the world on your own does not scare you; it allows you to make your own itinerary without distractions or pressure from anyone else or to miss out on the places you would like to see.
- You love driving alone with your choice of music blaring.
- You enjoy to drink alone, be it wine or spirits. You don’t have to be concerned about getting home as you are home.
- You don’t like sharing your bed. You can have the whole bed to yourself, and there would be no fighting over blankets or waking up to someone’s morning breath.
- You prefer doing your own thing and could go MIA for long periods of time without socializing or for that matter, social media.
- You don’t like to make commitments or having to get out of a commitment. You need time and space alone, physically and mentally. You don’t like clingy people or someone that always needs attention. You love to be in control of your decision.
Cons of being constantly alone:
However, too much time alone may have a negative impact on one’s mental and physical health. Isolation can also be a breeding place for negative and self-critical thoughts.
Too much time alone can lead to depression. It is essential to differentiate between healthy time alone versus negative time alone.
If you find yourself constantly around others and feel depleted, make sure to schedule some alone time. If you find yourself predominantly alone, feeling lonely, make sure to spend time seeking meaningful social connections.
It is significant that you find the right balance for you!