Day 8: Learn to enjoy solitude
It’s learnt and enjoyed.
I frigging love being on my own, I can never quite be myself when I’m around people even if they’re my friends. When I’m on my own I get to go at my very slow pace, I don’t feel guilty for indulging in the things that I love doing. But here’s the things I’ve learnt from solitude.
- You will talk to yourself and that’s okay.
- You’re more impulsive. I’ve found that I’m more likely to scoff a bag of crisps or box of biscuits when I’m on my own. I also tend to spend more money when I’m on my own. And if you want to play on Sims 4 all day there’s no one there to stop you, even if you know it’s a bad idea.
- It can get tedious. Spending too long in solitude can get boring. Especially if you find yourself stranded (no car, shit internet), like I have a few times.
But! One of the greatest benefits of solitude is the wonderful things it does to creativity. When I’m on my own is when I make my best work.
Because I already know that I love solitude, my personal challenge for the day was to be productive in my solitude. Usually, I need my partner to force me into doing the things I need to do but today I forced myself. I can spend entire days playing on video games or watching TV series and I love doing that! But I know that it’s probably not going to help me get on in my life. So today solitude means productive solitude.
I think I’m doing it!
Even if you live a busy, social lifestyle always make time to be by yourself. You’ll be surprised how well you get on.
Today has been a giant smile.