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Being Alone Without Being Lonely

March 01, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 187

A lot of people are terrified of being alone because they worry about being lonely. While this can be a legitimate concern it is important to realize that just because you are alone does not mean that you will not have other people to interact with. In reality you will likely find that you have plenty of people that you can socialize with and that your fear of being alone was completely unfounded.

It is import to understand that there is a big difference between being alone and being lonely. In fact there are many people who are quite comfortable being on their own while others can be lonely even when surrounded by people. The key to being able to be alone without being lonely is getting comfortable being with yourself.

It is very possible to get used to being by yourself, the elderly are a good example of this. A lot of people assume that older people are lonely because they are often alone. Studies show that this is not actually the case; it is young people who have bigger problems with being lonely. The reason is that older people have been able to get comfortable with themselves and don't mind being alone. It is important that you learn to do the same.

The best thing that you can do to get comfortable with being alone is to find something to occupy your time. This is a good chance to do something that you have always wanted to do. There is nobody to hold you back when you are on your own so this is a good time to do something just for yourself. What you do really doesn't matter, it can be a hobby or you can travel. The key is to find something better to than sitting around dwelling on how lonely you are.

It is also important to keep in mind that you are not really alone just because you are not in a relationship. In all likelihood you interact with people all the time. It is a good idea to spend time socializing with your friends. If you don't have any friends than this is a chance to meet new people. There are lots of opportunities to meet people that you can socialize with. Even if they don't grow into close friends they still give you the chance to spend time with somebody. If you are feeling lonely go out and meet some new people.

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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