• Katie

In Defense of Solitude: The Benefits of Meditation, Mindfulness, and Spending More Time Alone



We live in a world where we can be constantly connected to others. We can talk on the phone, text, or peruse social media everywhere we go (including the bedroom, the bathroom, the dinner table, etc.). Of course, this means we have fewer opportunities to be alone with our own thoughts. We can choose to include more time for solitude, though, and gain the benefits of meditation and mindfulness. These help us strengthen our mindset, our resilience, and our confidence. Time alone can help us get out of our technology funk and reconnect with our true selves.


All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone. -Blaise Pascal

Constant communication interrupts your daily activities and can lead to increased stress and anxiety. Don’t forget to make the most of your time alone and make sure the life you’re so caught up in is headed in a direction that’s right for you. Solitude has so many benefits, and it’s something almost everyone could use more of in their lives.


Benefits of Solitude

  • Increases productivity (at work or at home)