12 Gripes From People Who Have No Problem Doing Things Alone

It doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you, or that you’re mad at anyone.

1. Wanting to be alone doesn’t always mean that there’s something wrong with you.

You don’t need help.

2. In fact, for introverted people, being alone is a necessity, whether they are happy or sad.

And TBH, even people who are not 100% introverted can have the desire to be alone every once in a while.

3. It also doesn’t mean that you’re mad or that you’re avoiding someone.

When you’re ready, you’ll reach out to humans again.

4. It doesn’t mean that you’re hiding something.

No mysteries here, folks.

5. Sometimes all you need is to shut out the noise from the outside world for a while so that you can just think.

No distractions, no expectations, just you and your thoughts.

6. But this is not a permanent condition — you’re not going to want to be alone forever!

You’re not thinking of holing up in the woods or anything like that.

7. It’s great to know that other people miss you, but it’s also nice to respect your time alone with yourself.

We can talk tomorrow.

8. At the beginning, you may feel a little uncomfortable doing things alone that other people do in groups.

9. After all, people always seem to think that anyone who does things alone must have some kind of issue.

Seriously, no one needs to be with someone else in order to walk into a store or sit in a restaurant.

10. You know, like when they say, “You went alone?” in a tone of both surprise and pity.


So what if I did? What’s the problem with that?

11. But when you get past this phase, you find that being alone can actually be incredibly liberating.


Maybe other people aren’t judging you as much as you think they are.

12. And then what happens? You probably end up getting a bit addicted to your own company.


Because remember, being alone doesn’t mean being lonely. And besides, you’re amazing!

This post was translated from Portuguese.

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