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I Like Being Alone Sometimes

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    Alone Can Be Good

    I love this time during the day when no one is home. It's just the cat and myself and while she goes somewhere to sleep, I spend time online blogging, or watching tv. I'm not a big talker so I like not having to say anything for most of the day. I like being able to crank up the...
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20 46-50, F Jul 14, 2008

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    As an introvert, I enjoy being alone sometimes.

    Being around people for long periods of time can be quite exhausting. I like having time to myself to reflect on things and be alone with my mind. Since I still live at home with my family, everyone is either rushing around, talking, arguing, playing music or watching television...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 18-21, F Aug 13

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    Feeling Centered

    I secretly enjoy being alone sometimes in a world where people drown themselves with company for avoidance. Being alone sometimes means having time to focus and being with my thoughts. Feeling wholesome by myself and loving my own company. Whenever i'm alone at home, if i have...
    nicorley nicorley 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2007

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    Only Sometimes

    Usually I prefer to be around people important to me. Sometimes, I need to be alone or I will do or say things that I should not when I am around them.
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F Nov 18, 2013

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    I Grew Up An Only Child So I&#...

    I grew up an only child so I'm used to my alone time.  Sometimes having people around is just too much.  I feel like I'm being demanded to do things or to spend my time.  It's very annoying.
    Bonjourchic Bonjourchic 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2007

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    No matter how nature built us,

    making us needing company, we are also made to discover ourselves and ponder on certain things that many times, they cannot be shared with anyone but ourselves. Thus, solitude can be refreshing and beautiful. I love writing and reading when alone, think of multiple scenarios...
    DestinyAuthor DestinyAuthor 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Sometimes....

    Sometimes I wish people would just leave me alone.I like being alone and able to reflect on things, sometimes for long periods of time. Often people think, "Oh, she must be mad at me..." No, this is not the case, sometimes I just feel so overwhelmed by others that I need my own...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2013

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    I Perfer to Be Alone Sometimes

    I am the complete opposite of my friends sometimes. One of my friend goes insane if he's alone for 5 mins. I myself, perfer to be alone. I don't like being around people sometimes because then i would have to force myself to talk to them. yes... I am a shy person but Sometimes I...
    London182 London182 16-18, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2007

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    I like being alone. I just don't like being

    left alone with my thoughts. Especially if I'm feeling down.
    sara2016 sara2016 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I Have to Have Alone Time Or I...

    I have to have alone time or I go crazy.  When I was in rehab the worst part was the lack of privacy.  There was always someone around.  I need my quiet time to be sane.   Too much quiet time is bad as well.  It's important to strike a balance.
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 28, 2007

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    Me being alone sometimes feel nice.

    It feels really peaceful, although I hate it sometimes.
    deepdowninside71 deepdowninside71 13-15 Jun 7

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    I appreciate my alone time.

    I usually spend it with reading or watching my series.
    Gblue5 Gblue5 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    Time For Yourself

    I admit, I love being on my own. People are different where some people crave human interaction all the time, I'm more than happy to have a few days solo. It certainly does not happen often these days, but to have a day or 2 on my own is so refreshing for me. I can eat when I...
    funguy1977 funguy1977 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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    When I'm Alone

    I like to be alone when I am a busy person. Disturbing me is not a good idea when I'm studying, reading, or working on computer. It will make me have a fit.
    dave0903 dave0903 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 4, 2010

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    Peace

    I just need some peace in my life sometimes. In a house with 3 other siblings the environment feels pretty negative alot. I like going to my dads house where it is just me and enjoying the peace and quiet of a house to myself. There is nothing more realxing than peace. It also...
    angeliceyes11 angeliceyes11 18-21, F May 18, 2011

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    I have this spot in the woods

    that no one knows I like going there and being alone. Xx
    EmmaWilliamss EmmaWilliamss 18-21, F a week ago

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    It's Fun

    Sometimes I love being alone, so I can do very crazy, weird things. Sometimes I prefer to be around people important to me, and do some crazy things around them. I love being weird and crazy. It's very entertaining.
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F Nov 21, 2013

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    Alone time is always nice(: helps me reflect on

    my life... Plus, for my job(s) I am constantly around people, I am a server and a hairstylist and they obviously both require a lot of time around people. So yes, I very much so love my alone time!! 😌
    fight2staypositive fight2staypositive 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    Helps me me clear my head :) ppl are loud

    and sometimes I love to hear conversations that my own mind will speak and I won't listen so need that solitude..
    Native2014 Native2014 26-30, M Dec 30, 2013

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    Good For Your Soul.

    I heard a friend say the other day, that there is a difference between hiding, and spending time with oneself. Its true. Spending time on your own is good. Gives you space to think. Im not saying you should go lock yourself in a room alone, but take time out every now and then...
    brogan16 brogan16 18-21, F Apr 16, 2011

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    I like being alone at times,

    especially on Friday nights for some reason i don't know why. I just love to lay in complete silence all cuddled up in my bed and just think about my entire life. Think of things I should've done, things I shouldn't have done and things yet to be done. When I'm alone I allow...
    Neshaxo Neshaxo 16-17, F May 30

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    Socialized with family

    for a day or two? Expect me to crawl under a rock for 3-6 days and spend time as alone as I can. Unless the socializing only went on for an hour. Then the effects wont be the same, probably a day or three instead.... But hours with the family for a day? I need days to recuperate...
    Raneth Raneth 16-17, F Mar 6

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    I Like Being Alone Sometimes!!

    Well howdy Celainn :) so we meet again!! I, too, like being alone sometimes, actually I NEED to be alone sometimes BUT sometimes i fear that i have a way of chosing being alone a bit too often, and start to isolate myself from people in general ..... and then comes EP (lol) a...
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers 41-45, F May 5, 2007

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    Time To Think

    When I'm alone, there's so much on my mind, it's scary. However, at the same time, it gives me a chance to be able to release my emotions, whether it be through pencil and paper, or through tears. Many disapprove of my need to be alone, but I honestly don't think they realize...
    Destati Destati 18-21, F Oct 25, 2012

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    Me, Myself, And I

    Sometimes I like not being bothered by anybody. No friends or Fam. Just leave me be. I want to be alone with me, myself, and I.
    AwesomeAngel AwesomeAngel 22-25, F May 30, 2012

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    So Do I

    I'm alone a lot, but I have to admit that after a while I get lonely and bored.
    MySweetLord MySweetLord 36-40, F Aug 22, 2009

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    I am a lady who likes her alone time,

    i love socializing, but i need my alone time every once in a while!
    wishfullthoughts wishfullthoughts 18-21, F Mar 19

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    Restricted Zone, Please Step Back

    To be honest, I like to spend a lot of time on my own.  It's not necessarily that I don't like the company of other people (I'll come back to this point in a moment) it's because many of my hobbies and past-times require solitude.  I don't like to have the thoughts of other...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Apr 15, 2011

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    Sometimes I Like Being Alone

    I usually like to have time alone when I'm upset or I feel like I want to cry. I also like being alone after a long day of being hovered over or being in big crowds. Its beneficial if I just need time to think or if I'm trying to do homework. Especially if my parents are arguing...
    Smileeboo Smileeboo 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    I Stay In My Room A Lot.....

    Even when we have company. My mom doesn't like it and then calls me out so that I have to come out and answer her so that I am not being disrespectful to her when she is talking to me. Those times I am usually still in my pj's and have to then take a shower so that I can visit...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2012

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    It's Good to Be Alone Once In a While.

    Being alone can be great =) Being lonely, not so much. It drives me crazy when people ask me day after day to come hang out, because we all need a break from our friends and family... I think it's great that they WANT to hang out with me, I feel very lucky! But jeez, give it a...
    slowrewind slowrewind 21-25, F 1 Response May 6, 2007

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    I love reading in a quite house everyone out

    and just me and a good book,bliss
    nanny1234 nanny1234 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    All By Myself

    Sometimes I just like being left alone to my own thoughts, I was never really one of those out there type personality type people. I'm just a laid back guy that minds my own business and keeps to himself, and most of the time I prefer to be left alone because I like it that way...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 29, 2013

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    The Healing Power of Solitude

    as a young person i was unable to be alone for any length of time.  i felt the need to be surrounded by people every waking moment.  it made no difference who they were or if i knew them, i simply needed to be around people. it was also during this time in my life that...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2007

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    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Feb 8

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    Right Now

    i just want to be alone now, it's okay actually. gives myself sometime to think over the things... i guess i have nothing more to write.
    LovelessAdvocate LovelessAdvocate 22-25, F Jul 23, 2010

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    All By Myseeeeeaaaaalf, Don't Wanna Be...

      A lot of the time I am the only person who understands me. So I do spend a lot of time to myself, always busy with mental projects…be it reading, writing or on this site reading and writing.  Spending time on here and putting my trains of thought onto a...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 17, 2007

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    I like sitting next to tree

    and reading a book. I like laying in the grass and looking at the clouds. I like to do many things alone. I think I have a social anxiety because I never want to be around people. I just like being alone.
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    I've always enjoyed my alone time.

    Nowadays, I have more of it, not through choice particularly, but oh well. Having to socialise for long periods is getting tiring. It does come in handy when I'm anxious/depressed though. Allows me to get my head and thoughts together.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Related Experiences

    Sure sometimes I like just being alone but at certain times I just feel like another person is just what I need
    MidNightSightX MidNightSightX 16-17, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    University is both an amazing an incredibly scary place. It's a place where everyone questions themselves yet accepts everyone around them, which can make you feel very alone at...
    AlliterationAnonymous AlliterationAnonymous 18-21, F Aug 28

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    There's nothing like being home and watching your fave TV shows on netflix lol! Dr. Who is soo awesome!! It put me in a much better mood, I'm not crying about losing my job anymore...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    People often ask me what I am gonna do over the weekend and I hate this stupid question. It is because I don’t know! I don’t make lots of plans to spend the entire weekend...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love being alone. I enjoy the peace and quiet. I enjoy being able to think without someone assuming I'm doing "nothing" and thinking it is okay to interrupt me. Most of all, I...
    ghostofacheerfulowl ghostofacheerfulowl 36-40, F Aug 25

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    It's a bit of a mixed situation. I love being alone, like in college, not many people bother me and I get to burry myself in music and books but I want to make conversation with...
    teebagg teebagg 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I don't know if I have a problem with being alone or lonely? I think lonely. Because I love being by myself and reading or drawing or doing the weird art things I love to do. Sigh...
    disasterland disasterland 18-21, F Sep 2

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    Not all the time. But there are moments, days, periods in which I really enjoy being on my own. Few weeks ago I left for a trip by sail boat in Greece with a group of ppl. I had...
    tamerlano tamerlano 36-40, M 12 hrs ago

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    I really do enjoy being away from people most of the time. Sometimes even when I'm lonely, I want to find a place where I can be by myself.
    Friability Friability 18-21 Aug 27

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    I love my time all to myself but hate the feeling that I'm all alone. To be surrounded by so many people kind of freaks me out but I also need that one person to talk too so I won...
    honeybree20 honeybree20 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    I'm at a huge university. I try to make friends here but just prefer sitting in my dorm listening to music, working on homework, playing video games, and writing songs. I don't get...
    KMassam KMassam 18-21, M Sep 3

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    Most of the time it's ok. Come and go as I please. Sort myself out. Not beholden to anybody else.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 3 hrs ago

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    And it makes me wonder what is wrong with me
    MissAnnaLee MissAnnaLee 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23