When you ask a lot of people what their biggest fear is, you will get a ton of different answers, but one that will almost surely pop up is that they are deathly afraid of being alone in life. This is largely because we are culturally and socially encouraged to be “with” others, and not alone. However, the simple fact is that some people will end up being alone for a large part of their life whether it be by choice, as a result of their career or for a number of other potential reasons. And if you turn out to be one of these people, you really should be able to not be scared of some alone time here and there.
For a ton of people, being alone is one of the best things ever and they actually look forward to alone time. Whether it be after a bust day at the office or a fight with a friend, having some time to chill out is brilliant. But for a ton of people out there, they don’t see this alone time as a time to recharge and relax, and they let feelings of loneliness take over. To combat this feeling, it is important you do your best to understand loneliness. Loneliness is basically the emotional state in which a person has a powerful feeling of emptiness and isolation.
So how are you supposed to not be afraid of being alone when so many people are? Well the first thing you should try and do is to actually enjoy your time alone. Just live in the moment and realize you can do whatever you want without having to consult anybody or anything like that. Take a nap, learn new skills and practice your hobbies; these things and so much more can make your alone time spectacular.
If you are able to minimize the feelings of loneliness or that you are “missing out”, this will go a long way in making you be okay with being alone. And while being okay and not afraid of being alone is great, this doesn’t mean you should seek at least some person to person contact. Being alone can be scary, yes, but we have to realize we won’t be able to always be surrounded by people and thus, being comfortable when alone is a very important skill to have.