As a society, we often avoid solitude, seeing seclusion as a punishment rather than a privilege. While introverts have long embraced solitude, the social butterflies of the world generally flee from it. How you feel about solitude may depend on your personality and how comfortable you are with being alone. The key to embracing solitude is realizing that being alone and feeling lonely aren’t the same thing. When you can be alone without feeling lonely, you’ve mastered the art of solitude.
The COVID-19 pandemic over the past couple of months has forced many people into isolation. With this increase in solitude, many are experiencing fear, loneliness, and having a hard time adjusting to the new normal. The situation has been overwhelming to say the least.
But whether you enjoy your alone time or not, there’s always room to learn more about yourself and how you can grow emotionally. Here’s how we’re embracing solitude right now, and how you can, too!