How to Embrace Being Alone and Build Self-Esteem
Thursday, November 13 2014 Emily Roberts MA, LPC
So many people are afraid of being by themselves, but embracing alone time is essential in building strong self-esteem. I know how hard it can be to sit with your thoughts and emotions, in this vlog I share how my self-esteem really improved when I learned that being alone didn't mean I was lonely. I found that "me time" was as an opportunity to get to know myself. You, too, can embrace being alone and build your self-esteem.
So many people prefer to spend nights alone with their favorite television shows, order in, and avoid being by themselves in public. I was one of those people, but then I got out of my comfort zone and became much more confident. It's really important to learn how to be comfortable with yourself. Even if it's awkward in the beginning, it gets easier. Try doing something alone (no television, phone, or distractions from others) for a few minutes each day. This such an awesome opportunity for you to develop more self-esteem and learn to love the skin you are in.
How You Can Embrace Being Alone
Remember, it may be odd to head to a coffee shop or grab lunch and sit with yourself all alone. You may have negative thoughts or worries that others are judging you. The truth is, this is just your insecurity. The more you practice embracing this alone time, and think of it as self-care or an opportunity to get to know yourself better, you will feel more confident and positive each time.
Emily is the author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are.You can visit Emily’s Guidance Girl website. You can also find her on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.