Happiness and success looks different for everyone on this planet. Your peaceful cabin in the mountains with a dog might be someone else’s beachfront property with a family of four. Society often tries to tell us what we should like and what success looks like, but the truth is, the cookie-cutter mold of life isn’t for everyone.
Some of us enjoy being alone.
Here are five signs that you’ve thought deeply about what it is you want, and decided you’d rather be your own company:
You’re not too concerned with what society expects from you
You’ve sorted through the different expectations and values that society has constructed for the general population, and decided that much of it doesn’t really pertain to you.
You’re more focused on figuring out what it is that will make you happy. You follow your intuition and heart when they’re trying to guide you.
You don’t immediately make plans for the weekend
Instead of wanting to appear social and extroverted to others, you know that you’re not going to have a good time doing anything other than the things that will make you happy. It might feel good to make plans with others, but you know that feeling will fade as plans get closer.
You enjoy building your own schedule, or leaving space open should other things come up.
You make enough time for yourself
Being constantly busy or wrapped up in things other than personal downtime has a negative effect on you. You like having a minimal amount of responsibility and duty so you can have more time to spend doing the things you enjoy doing.
You’re a genuinely happy person
One thing that gives a person true happiness is the ability to love and accept yourself. If you can do that, you no longer rely on external entities for validation. You know what you want out of life, you know what makes you happy, and you’re not about to sacrifice any of that.
You know that being alone is when you’re happiest. You like being away from people who drain your energy with their own personal drama.
You think deeply, inward and outward
Your happiest when left alone to think deeply. You look inward, reflecting on who you are as a person, and who you strive to be. You use your thinking skills to dive deep into your own being; a practice that helps you transform yourself into the happy person that you are.
You are in your element when left alone to ponder the world and your place in it.