When loneliness is voluntary, it can be very beneficial, but when imposed, it can lead to anxiety or even self-esteem issues. That’s why it’s essential to combine your time alone with social activities.
Have you ever heard of the side effects of loneliness?
Sometimes you have to be alone. There are so many external stimuli that you have to rediscover yourself, so staying alone is a good option. And that’s true.
The previous example is just one example. Now think of all the similar circumstances that can occur in a day. Multiply them for a week and so on, and how many times do you think someone might have annoyed you?
This state of constant mistrust will only lead to a situation of mild or severe anxiety.
In addition, it is aggravated when distorted ideas also refer to you.
You make mistakes at home or at work, and suddenly phrases like “You are worthless” appear in your mind.
So now you do not trust others, you do not trust yourself and you do not talk to anyone who can build your self-esteem or redirect your opinion on external factors.
The anxiety is unleashed and this only increases the distortion, which puts you in a very difficult situation to stop.
When you associate isolation, suspicion and anxiety, you get a lack of hope and a loss of meaning in life.
When all you see is negative and you do not find any positive stimulus, life becomes very complicated.
Although your work is important to you, deep down, your happiness is linked to your relationship with the world.
That’s why social networks have been so successful. You have to talk about what’s happening to you, the pleasure you’ve had, or the beauty of the last restaurant you’ve visited, even the bad things you’ve experienced.
Reliving past events to enjoy them again, or to feel better than oneself, is a basic human need.
Nevertheless, the side effects of loneliness often appear when it is not a choice, but rather when it is imposed on you.
For this reason, it is a good idea to combine moments of meditation, reflection or solitary activities with social interactions outside of work and home.