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Being Alone: How to Get Comfortable Being By Yourself

March 01, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 171

Many people are so afraid of being alone that they will stay in a bad relationship just to avoid being by themselves. If you actually spend some time by yourself you will realize that it is not nearly as scary as you would think. This is why it is a good idea to get comfortable with being alone; it will greatly increase your confidence.

The best way to get comfortable with being alone is to slowly build up to it. Of course this implies that you have the option of not being on your own. Most people never think about how well they will adapt to being alone until it actually happens. It would be better if you took some time to get comfortable being by yourself while you are still involved in a relationship with somebody. This way you won't be afraid of being alone and you will be able to adjust a lot better.

In order to get used to being alone you are going to want to make an effort to find some time to be by yourself. A good way to do this would be to spend an evening at home by yourself. This will allow you to see that being by yourself is not that scary. You will find it a lot easier if you keep yourself busy while you are alone so taking up a hobby can be a good idea.

Staying at home by yourself is something that most people get comfortable with fairly quickly, where they start to have a bigger problem is going out by themselves. For a lot of people going out to dinner by themselves is absolutely terrifying. You are going to have to build up to it, try starting by going to a coffee shop by yourself. A lot of people do this so you will not be the only one there who is alone. Another good step is to go out to the movies by yourself; most people don't like to do this so you may find it to be a little bit uncomfortable. When you feel ready you are going to want to go out to dinner alone, if you can handle this you will be able to handle being on your own in pretty much any situation.

Once you have gotten comfortable with being by yourself you will not be nearly as afraid of being alone. This offers you a number of advantages; the biggest is that you will be a lot more independent. While you may like to be around other people it will increase your confidence if you know that you don't have to be.

Living alone can be a frightening experience for a lot of people. There are a number of advantages to it but most people are not comfortable with being alone. If you take some time however to prepare ahead of time you will find that living on your own is not all that different from living with somebody.

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