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20 Small Things People Who Enjoy Being Alone Do That Bring Great Joy

20 Small Things People Who Enjoy Being Alone Do That Bring Great Joy

We all have what tickles us. But for those who enjoy spending time alone, they can have specific preferences on how they spend their time.

1. They spend time watching TV shows. It is not about that great party or hanging out at the club or spending time in a party. They want to see the world from their rooms.

2. They read a good book. They want to be filled with more knowledge and experiences. And what better way to accomplish this than to flip the pages of a book on a topic they are interested in.

3. They reflect. Whether you term it as thinking or meditation, people who love being alone want to be with their true self and feel the world from their own perspectives. They would spend time alone in a remote cabin or in the middle of the woods doing just this.

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4. They go on a solo road trip. There is something unending about those walks or solo road trip, it gives them opportunity to evaluate their thoughts and plan for the future.

5. They listen to the world around them. They want to listen to a special type of sound that is in tune with their soul. Such music or sounds gives them the opportunity to be in touch with their true being.

6. They enjoy the ideal meal. It is not about eating and rushing to accomplish other tasks. People who love being alone enjoy a meal and take their time to savor it.

7. They work on artistic pursuit. As a writer, I can do things that connect me with my true sense of purpose. People who love being alone engage in projects that engulf them and use their creativity.

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8. They spend time observing. They see the world for what it is, not passively but actively. Thus they can ask the right questions and propel a curious mind.

9. They appreciate the weather. In summer, this means spending time outdoors. In winter, this gives you more reasons to hibernate indoors whether by the fire, reading or writing a journal.

10. They hike on the beach. Going on walks on the beach can be so engaging, as it gives them more room to think deeply.

11. They savor wine after a long day. It is splendid to have a bottle of wine to yourself after a long day. Not only do you savor the taste, such moments offer you a time to unwind and recall the day. (or put its events behind you).

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12. They exercise. Whether it is lifting some weights or taking a walk on the treadmill, people who love being alone have fun exercising.

13. They cook a delicious meal.  They don’t have to think of showing off their skills to the world, they can show it off to themselves.

14. They go to the movies. It is so much fun watching a movie alone considering that you can go when you want and sit where you want.

15. They decorate their space to their own taste. Less distraction from people gives you the opportunity to redecorate and make your home the way you want it to be.

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16. They find time to appreciate their bodies. Looking at the mirror alone gives you enough time to know what is wrong with your physical and mental outlook and what is not.

17. They go with the flow. Sometimes having plans can be so burdensome. Loners know how to go with the flow.

18. They find memories in photos they have taken in the past.  You enjoy looking through the photo album and appreciating the past.

19. They go hunting. Going through the woods to find game can teach you patience and perseverance. Loners enjoy doing this.

20. They write. Writing heals the spirit. It shows that you are willing to express your frustrations, anxieties, and anticipation. People who love being alone write every now and then.

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10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

The ability to take risks by stepping outside your comfort zone is the primary way by which we grow. But we are often afraid to take that first step.

In truth, comfort zones are not really about comfort, they are about fear. Break the chains of fear to get outside. Once you do, you will learn to enjoy the process of taking risks and growing in the process.

Here are 10 ways to help you step out of your comfort zone and get closer to success:

1. Become aware of what’s outside of your comfort zone

What are the things that you believe are worth doing but are afraid of doing yourself because of the potential for disappointment or failure?

Draw a circle and write those things down outside the circle. This process will not only allow you to clearly identify your discomforts, but your comforts. Write identified comforts inside the circle.

2. Become clear about what you are aiming to overcome

Take the list of discomforts and go deeper. Remember, the primary emotion you are trying to overcome is fear.

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How does this fear apply uniquely to each situation? Be very specific.

Are you afraid of walking up to people and introducing yourself in social situations? Why? Is it because you are insecure about the sound of your voice? Are you insecure about your looks?

Or, are you afraid of being ignored?

3. Get comfortable with discomfort

One way to get outside of your comfort zone is to literally expand it. Make it a goal to avoid running away from discomfort.

Let’s stay with the theme of meeting people in social settings. If you start feeling a little panicked when talking to someone you’ve just met, try to stay with it a little longer than you normally would before retreating to comfort. If you stay long enough and practice often enough, it will start to become less uncomfortable.

4. See failure as a teacher

Many of us are so afraid of failure that we would rather do nothing than take a shot at our dreams.

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Begin to treat failure as a teacher. What did you learn from the experience? How can you take that lesson to your next adventure to increase your chance of success?

Many highly successful people failed plenty of times before they succeeded. Here’re some examples:

10 Famous Failures to Success Stories That Will Inspire You to Carry On

5. Take baby steps

Don’t try to jump outside your comfort zone, you will likely become overwhelmed and jump right back in.

Take small steps toward the fear you are trying to overcome. If you want to do public speaking, start by taking every opportunity to speak to small groups of people. You can even practice with family and friends.

Take a look at this article on how you can start taking baby steps:

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The Number One Secret to Life Success: Baby Steps

6. Hang out with risk takers

There is no substitute for this step. If you want to become better at something, you must start hanging out with the people who are doing what you want to do and start emulating them. (Here’re 8 Reasons Why Risk Takers Are More Likely To Be Successful).

Almost inevitably, their influence will start have an effect on your behavior.

7. Be honest with yourself when you are trying to make excuses

Don’t say “Oh, I just don’t have the time for this right now.” Instead, be honest and say “I am afraid to do this.”

Don’t make excuses, just be honest. You will be in a better place to confront what is truly bothering you and increase your chance of moving forward.

8. Identify how stepping out will benefit you

What will the ability to engage in public speaking do for your personal and professional growth? Keep these potential benefits in mind as motivations to push through fear.

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9. Don’t take yourself too seriously

Learn to laugh at yourself when you make mistakes. Risk taking will inevitably involve failure and setbacks that will sometimes make you look foolish to others. Be happy to roll with the punches when others poke fun.

If you aren’t convinced yet, check out these 6 Reasons Not to Take Life So Seriously.

10. Focus on the fun

Enjoy the process of stepping outside your safe boundaries. Enjoy the fun of discovering things about yourself that you may not have been aware of previously.

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