How To Cope With Being By Yourself

How do you cope with by being by yourself?  By being alone, you are actively giving yourself permission to be by yourself.

It is completely okay to be alone.  While alone, you can:

  • think
  • relax
  • recharge
  • focus
  • be creative
  • be your amazing self

along with a whole host of other beneficial outcomes.  There are certain activities people say you have to do with another person or persons.  Activities such as going: on vacation, out to dinner, to a movie, concert, show, etc.

I’ve been told, and perhaps you as well, that these and other activities are more enjoyable with people.  However, these activities can be equally enjoyed by yourself.

You are just as wonderful by yourself as you are with someone else.  You can be fulfilled by yourself without “having” to be with people.  You can go on vacation by yourself and have the time of your life.  You can go out to eat by yourself and possibly be the envy of someone lamenting their current situation.

You can embrace being by yourself and collect wonderful memories and experiences just like you can with being with other people.  Your value and worth is inherently within you and is not dependent upon anyone else.  If you choose to be with other people, that is great.  If you choose to be alone, that is great.

What I’m saying is, you don’t necessarily have to be with other people.  Getting to know yourself is a great way to cope when you find yourself alone.

In the following, the poem is written and performed by Tanya Davis, the video is by filmmaker Andrea Dorfman.

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