One in every two or three people is an introvert – preferring quiet alone time to stimulation and large groups of people.
Stepping away from the routine and rowdiness of our daily lives allows us to connect ideas in new ways, follow creative impulses, and simply think about one thing at a time.
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Prolonged solitude results in deeply profound, personal art, as we can lose ourselves in our work, being in flow without any distractions. It has to be voluntary, by choice and does not work in forced confinement.
Even a little bit of solitude, like being in the office an hour early, can result in some quality work before the rest of the colleagues start trickling in.
The enemy of great work is distraction. The more you are disconnected from the smartphone, the more ‘flow’ mode you can experience.
To practice solitude, try to focus on just one thing, without letting the external distractions disturb you, making it a kind of meditation.
When you're by yourself, you make choices without outside influences. Making choices on your own will help you develop better insight into who you are as a person.
Spending time with friends, family and colleagues contributes to a "we vs. them" mentality.
Spending time alone breaks down those barriers. Studies show you'll develop more compassion for other people when you set aside time for solitude.
Social withdrawal is categorized into three types:
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