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How to Enjoy Solitude

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Finding contentment in solitude

When Francis Bacon wrote, "whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast, or a god," he meant that people despise being alone.

It is impossible to avoid aloneness in life entirely, so it's useful to have a strategy to find joy in those moments.

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Learning to enjoy solitude can give you an inner calm and independence that means you won't feel desperate to stay in any friendship or relationship that doesn't fulfil you.

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Solitude is easy to enjoy if it is a choice, but isolation becomes unbearable when you lack control over your situation.

You can regain enjoyment when you regain some control: Simply improve your social life directly. But for some people, this process is s...

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Three main ways to build the foundation of your inner life is:

  • Build order: Build a routine centred around activities you care about, to turn isolation into enjoyable solitude. This can be done by creating habits for your exercise, personal projects,...

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