I Need to Be Alone Sometimes

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    I really need to not hear anyone. No sounds, just silence and peace. When my thoughts become too frantic and emotions run too high I just need total silence and space. I feel a need for clarity that noise can't allow. To sit in silence and lay my troubled thoughts out so I am...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 2, 2009

    How Can I Make This One Work?

    "Wherever there have been powerful societies, governments, religions, or public opinions -- in short, wherever there was any kind of tyranny, it has hated the lonely philosopher; for philosophy opens up a refuge for man where no tyranny can reach: the cave of inwardness, the...
    hbeat hbeat
    2 Responses Jan 26, 2009


    I used to be so comfortable with being alone...being able to do whatever I wanted, being able to think freely without distraction, no one around me to control the situation or make me watch something I didn't want to watch on TV. I even enjoyed it. But after adjusting to...
    TwistedVixen TwistedVixen
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2010

    Alone Sometimes....

    i think that sometimes we need a little time to ourselves,a little me time if you like.its all too easy to get lost in our work or to forget that we need to look out for ourselves,you need to keep track of your own well being.i dont condone loneliness or being alone all the time...
    clayantony clayantony
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 17, 2010

    Doesn't Everyone?

    I'm pretty sure everyone has times when they just need to be alone. I know I just had a day like that yesterday. I was tired of talking to people constantly and I just needed a break. It's nice to take a break on your own., catch up on a good book.
    Melody08 Melody08
    18-21, F
    Mar 20, 2008

    Just to Be.

    Not alert, or , yet, not oblivious; just alone.
    deleted deleted
    Mar 19, 2009

    Quiet Time....

    There are times when i really need to verbalise what I am thinking - what i am feeling...i thrive on it and those around me can at times get overloaded with my emotions and my over analysis of everything.... But there are other times - when i am really struggling with something...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 10, 2008

    Sometimes It's Gotta Be About Me

    I enjoy being around my family and friends, but I just have to have my alone time every day or I snap in two!  One of my favorite hobbies is reading.  I have to have quiet and peace in order to read.  If I don't get my share of reading time I feel on the edge. ...
    Luvbooks Luvbooks
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2008

    im at my best when im in thought,

    people don't move me
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 12, 2016

    Shimmering Waters

    march on a floating boat and look out towards the sea. it is quiet because you are alone but not completely. you look down in the water and see a wave of colorful fish passing you by, there glimmering scales shining in the sun. for this boat adventure you have taken two soft...
    MoonFlower28 MoonFlower28
    18-21, F
    Sep 4, 2012

    Being Alone A Necessity Sometimes

    There are times when I feel like I need to be alone, whether it be to regroup, rethink, reinvent or retire.  I find this time to be necessary and precious to me as I don't get a lot of alone time anymore.  I get irritated when people think that I am antisocial just...
    Miluna Miluna
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2010

    I Need to Be Alone Sometimes

    I need to be alone smetimes, because I am an artist. I focus better when I don't have a whole lot of noise when i am writing.
    OptPower OptPower
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2008

    Clear The Cobwebs

    Some times I just need to be alone to clear things out. The day to day stuff gets all jumbled up and I can't think straight.
    Openrange Openrange
    41-45, M
    Oct 9, 2012

    My life is being flipped upside down

    and I'm afraid to fall. How can I help keep my friends stable when I'm about crash and burn. Life is pushing down on me and I don't know why. I just need to be alone so I can fall and hopefully find peace while doing so.
    Lesle38 Lesle38
    13-15, F
    Mar 15, 2016

    I Am...

    feeling really overstimulated today. We had more than 20 people over to our house yesterday for Christmas, and I don't do well with crowds. I've been running myself ragged for the last few weeks trying to prepare the house (which was a MUCH bigger task than it should have been...
    chasinghappiness07 chasinghappiness07
    22-25, F
    Dec 24, 2012

    I Adore All My Friends.

    but there comes a time when yes a person needs to go through personal issues all by themselves. and my time has come. i love everyone on here very much. we will talk soon.
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Jan 2, 2010

    Sometimes I need to be alone just to think

    about things other times I need people around Me
    Joanne181 Joanne181
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2016

    I Believe That Everyone Needs This... Sometimes...

    I think that to function well as a human being, we all need to be alone sometimes. I don't think it's strange to feel that need, or should I say that I assumed it was a totally natural feeling to want to be alone sometimes. Now that I think about it, are there really people who...
    Buks Buks
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2008

    Even I Do

    i really love and appreciate all of you. you've all been so caring are always there for me when i'm down and depressed. but even i need to be alone sometimes. sometimes i just need to sit in the dark and cry or something, maybe put on some angry music and hit the punching bag so...
    CaptainJackass CaptainJackass
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2011

    I'm really in the mood to rant right now,

    so here's a summarized version for you busy people: I feel like no one understands. Why does it bother people that I'm alone sometimes? Is it wrong? Now for the full rant: Well I'm not the only one in the world who feels this way, I'm sure many others like being alone...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 31, 2015


    I love to be among my friends. Even when they are down or in distress I like their company. I also like my beloved to be around. and I don't want to live without her. But when I'm concentrated or creative I want to be alone and evaporate. The presence of even the radio becomes...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    Jul 5, 2010

    Alone But Not Lonely

    At times I enjoy spending time alone, like today. It allows me the space to get in touch with my true feelings and just feel them without anyone trying to figure me out or inundate me with their agendas for me. Today was quiet but it opened me up to see and feel where I'm at and...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2012

    During my free time, I sometimes stay in my room

    or go for walks alone. People ask if I'm lonely, and I'm not. They don't understand. I just never experienced loneliness, in fact I get tired of being around people all the time. I'm not alone often enough, and I need my alone time or I'll go insane.
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    16-17, F
    Sep 10, 2015


    Since I was a kid I liked to be alone in my room reading or watching tv.  Even on Saturdays when my parents went shopping I use to stay at home.  Even now I like and I need to be alone for some hours I can't imagine being with my partner 24/7.  I usually say that...
    jc2009 jc2009
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2009

    I Find It Hard to Find Time...

    i like being alone, in fact i need it sometimes, if something is bothering me, i need to find a quiet place and think, sometimes i feel overburdened by the demands people make on me i need to get away from this, and if im alone i am away from all that for even a short period of...
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    Mar 29, 2008


    Shutting people out is what I do best.  I never realized how depressed I really was until I started dreaming about guns and knives, and how I was going to kill myself.  So I started taking antidepressents which don't do much.  They help a little but I still...
    Neveah Neveah
    18-21, F
    Jun 27, 2008

    We All Need It

    There comes a time when we all need to be alone, time to think, time to gather our thoughts, or merely just sit somewhere and let our minds go blank from the world.  @ times I feel so trapped, confined and almost locked into my life that all i want to do is run as far...
    AngelMercyless AngelMercyless
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 1, 2010

    I guess sometimes is forever.

    I'm scared of people. I don't really want to go.. close. I don't wanna get close to people because every single time, I'm the one who ends up getting hurt. I want to drown myself in books. And music. And the activities which include 'me' and no one else. But sometimes, it hurts...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 24, 2015

    1hour Daily!

    I follow this religiously. I get disturbed when I don't spend this 1hour alone. No matter what you do you should definitely allow you to discover you. >>I think about what I want to do today >>what I need to change >>how I can be better today It...
    tenderfoot1 tenderfoot1
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2008

    Alone Time

    oh my yes everyone needs to have the alone time to much togetherness makes one very grumpy and then you can say things that you dont really mean its just your tired of never having time for yourself to do what you want to do when you cant if your not alone. It is a time just for...
    silvercoins4 silvercoins4
    70+, F
    1 Response Jun 23, 2008

    I can't be with people 24/7.

    I need to be alone sometimes. I don't mind eating alone, or go to to the movies alone, it's okay for me. I have people that I love very, very much, but they are not exception to this. I just need it. You have people you love, but that doesn't change the fact that you need air to...
    Airlangga Airlangga
    1 Response Mar 5, 2014
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