Stop isolating yourself and start living.
It takes a special type of person to be fine living in the woods completely on their own. I wonder if they are truly happy.
Maybe, but I know that’s not me. Isolation is a punishment for most people.
Being social is good for you.
I do love spending time alone. I am such an introvert that I look forward to the times when I know I don’t have to talk to or be around anybody. However, I know I couldn’t live like that all the time.
I use my alone time to recharge from being social, but I need to spend time with my family and friends. I never regret going over to a friend’s house or having my partner sleep over. I never wish I hadn’t gone to visit my parents or my brothers.
It’s a necessity to interact with other people, to feel their energy and to have great conversation.
I can spend a couple days alone and feel fine, but after several days, I feel lonely. I feel a little sad. My mental and physical health are better when I’m socially active.
It’s important to step outside of your introspection and focus on other people. When I catch myself being too self-absorbed, I turn to my social circle to pull me out.
I always feel better when I take my attention away from myself and whatever issues I’m going through and live in the moment with friends and family.
Aristotle said that human beings are social animals. We thrive on interaction with our peers. We depend on it for our overall well-being. It helps to keep our mind and communication skills active.
Think about it. When you’re alone, how much speaking do you do? Can you develop your interpersonal skills by yourself? Muscles atrophy if you don’t use them. That goes for any type of practice.
We aren’t meant to live in complete silence. Meditation is great, but only for a period of time. Even monks socialize with each other.
Interacting with others is great for mental health. It can decrease feelings of depression and loneliness. Having others to talk to can help you deal with feelings of anxiety.
Being a productive member of society can certainly improve your mood and self-esteem. Knowing that other people are counting on you can give you purpose and lift your spirits.
When you feel like isolating yourself, try to go out into the world instead. Make an effort to hang out with friends. If stepping outside is too much, then a phone call is a good first step. It’s always good to at least have someone to talk to.
There are too many possibilities and opportunities in life that are waiting for you. You’ll miss out on most of them if you keep to yourself. You’re one of billions. You fit in somewhere. Don’t hide from the world. Go out and find your place in it.