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5 Signs You Are Not Lonely Even Though You're Alone

Some people think that being alone is a bad thing.

I can't tell you how many times my friends or family members have tried to "fix me up" because they are sad that I'm alone.

Well, I'm not sad! I find being alone exhilarating! I need my alone time to re-group and re-charge my inner batteries.

Read on for 6 signs that you aren't lonely even when you're alone.

1. You value freedom and independence

This one is big for me. I need my freedom; freedom to do what I want, when I want, and not have anyone around to judge me if I decide I want a bowl of ice cream for dinner.

I know I am capable of taking care of myself and that gives me a deep sense of joy and accomplishment.

2. You are adventurous

Some people wouldn't dream of going out to eat by themselves, nevertheless take a road trip alone. You have no problem doing the things you love to do without anyone going with you.

In fact, you prefer to go alone because then you can do what makes you happy without worrying that someone else will be bored.

3. You have a desire for learning and self-improvement

I love learning how to do things on my own. I've taught myself how to install faucets, light fixtures and ceiling fans. I even installed cork flooring by myself!

Being alone has also given me time to identify my inner demons and find ways to deal with them.

4. You don't lie to yourself

Being around other people makes you susceptible to creating an outer facade; of being someone you think other people want you to be rather than your true self.

Being alone gives you the opportunity to learn who you are, what you want, and where you want to go in life.

Once you have discovered and become comfortable with who you are, it's much easier to be your true self around others.

5. You realize that being alone is an important life lesson

Everyone has ups and downs in life.

There are times when we seek support from others and times when we find being alone is more beneficial. It's these alone times that truly show ourselves to ourselves.

In other words, the time you spend alone prepares you for the moments in life that call on you to deal with difficulties on your own and enables you to cope with them much better.

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