独处并不可怕,是时候享受孤独啦!

Enjoy being alone.

百度翻译2018-09-20



小译说

随着现在生活质量的提高,娱乐活动越来越丰富,我们几乎每天都生活在热闹和喧嚣的环境中。越在这种情况下,我们就越需要聆听自己内心的声音,和自己对话,了解自己真正想要的是什么。所以,不要害怕独处,因为你不知道的是,独处也有很多乐趣呢!



Are you among those people who hate being left alone and are always looking for company? Or are you one who can't wait to get their me time whenever possible? Being alone and being lonely are 2 different things. Those who are loners will never feel lonely and will always enjoy their own company the most. Add to that the list of benefits they get for spending quality time with their own self.

你是否讨厌独自一人,总想找人陪?或者你是一个想尽可能争取时间独处的人?独处和寂寞是完全不同的两回事。喜欢独处的人永远不会感到孤独,相反,他们总是很享受独自一人的时光。除此之外,他们在独处时还会收获很多益处。


01


Give wings to your creativity

放飞创造力



We have often heard of art retreats. The reason why many poets and artists look for solitude is to ignite their creative selfThe kinds of ideas that occur to us when we are alone are the most creative. When we are alone we listen to ourselves, find ways to implement our own ideas, and are our own critic as well. Since there are no distractions we often end up expressing our artistic side more easily

我们经常会听说艺术静修。许多诗人和艺术家寻求独处的原因就是想要激发灵感。我们独处之时获得的想法往往是最富有创造力的。独处的时候,我们会聆听自己的内心,会寻找方法践行我们的观点,并且我们也是自己的评判者。因为独处之时不会受到干扰,所以我们往往更容易表达自己艺术的一面。

 

Keith Sawyer, a psychologist at Washington University in St. Louis, was quoted in The Washington Post, “Decades of research have consistently shown that brainstorming groups think of far fewer ideas than the same number of people who work alone and later pool their ideas.”

 凯斯·索伊尔(Keith Sawyer)是圣路易斯华盛顿大学的心理学家,《华盛顿邮报》曾引用他的观点:“几十年来的研究一直表明,在小组人数一样的情况下,刚开始就头脑风暴的小组比先各自独立思考,然后再汇集想法的小组想到的观点要少得多。”

 

02


Let stress vanish and let your brain reboot

驱散压力,重启大脑

 


We often think that those who prefer to stay alone are heading toward depression or have anxiety. Yes, it is important to be active socially, but studies have clearly shown that people who spend time alone are happier and show less signs of stress. They have a higher satisfaction with life and they also manage stress better than other people.

我们经常认为那些喜欢独处的人有变得抑郁或焦虑的倾向。确实如此,积极参与社交活动非常重要,但有研究清楚地表明,独处的人更快乐,压力也更小。他们对生活的满意度更高,而且也能更好地管理压力。

 

When you're with everyone, your mind is full of thoughts from both yourself and others. Some of these thoughts also happen to affect your conscience and this leads to stress or anxiety. To give your brain a break and some restit is important to spend some time alone. So, the next time you are asked why you want to be alone, you have enough reasons to support this decision.

和大家在一起的时候,你的脑子里充满了想法,不仅有你的,还有别人的。有些想法会影响你的良知,导致压力或者焦虑。为了让你的大脑休息一下,花点时间独处是非常重要的。因此,下一次当你被问及为什么想要独处时,你就有足够的理由支持自己的选择了。

 

03


Improve your outlook toward your relationships

改善你对人际关系的看法

 


Spending time with yourself makes you aware of what you actually want. It gives you clarity on your desires and wishes. It calms you down and you become more empathetic toward your relationship with others, even the stressed ones.

花点时间独处能让自己意识到你真正想要的是什么。独处的时候能让你清楚地看到自己的欲望和愿望。它会让你平静下来,你会设身处地地考虑和他人的关系,甚至是那些紧张的关系。


Staying alone gives you space enough to assess the people around youIt helps you to choose the kind of people you actually want to be with.

独处之时,你可以有足够空间审视身边的人。它有助于让你选择自己真正想要相处的人。

 

04


Improve your concentration and productivity

提高注意力和效率


  

When you're alone, there are no distractions and no interruptions. This gives your brain a better chance for the free flow of ideas. You concentrate better, you focus better, and you are able to do more work in less time. Have you ever wondered why even students prefer to study alone and not in a group? Because according to a study, they do better when they study alone.

独处的时候,没有任何分心的事情,也没有任何干扰。这时大脑便有机会自由地思考。你的注意力会更集中,关注的重点更突出了,你便能够提高工作效率。你有没有想过,为什么学生也更喜欢独自学习,而不是加入某个小组?因为一项研究显示,他们自己学习时,能做得更好。

 

05


Listen to your inner self

聆听内心

 


Do you think it's been too long since you listened to yourself? The preferences you have, the choices, everything is in some way or another influenced by the people and the circumstances around you. In between this chaos and noise, you tend to forget that consciousness has a voice too which needs to talk to you sometimesBy being alone, you do yourself the favor of getting to know yourself better. It also gives you a better understanding of the kind of person you really are.

你是否觉得已经好久没听过自己内心的声音了?你的喜好、所做的选择等等都会在某种程度上被你周围的人或环境而影响。在喧嚣和嘈杂之中,你渐渐忘记了自己的意志,忘记了有时也需要和自己对话。独处之时,你能更好地了解自己,更好地理解自己是什么样的人。

 

06


Tackle problems more efficiently

更高效地解决问题

 


When you are alone, you are in a position to make better judgments. You see things from a neutral perspective and that's how you are able to solve even the most difficult problems in your life.

独处之时,你可以做出更好的判断。你从中立的角度看待事物,因此能够解决生活中最困难的事。

 

When you are alone, you go thorough thinking and make fair decisions. So, it is important to give yourself some alone time so you don't get overwhelmed by life's daily problems.

不仅如此,独处之时,你可以深思熟虑,做出合适的决定。所以,留给自己一些独处的时间至关重要,这样你就不会被生活中的日常问题所难倒。

 

07


Become self-reliant

变得自立


 

Let the reality sink in that we came to this world alone and will be leaving it alone too. When alone, you tend to work things out on your own. In between the chaos of life, spending some time alone benefits you by showing you the purpose of all the efforts you are making and showing you how you can become independent

虽然事实是,我们独自来到这个世界,也将独自离开这个世界,但是不要去这样想。独处之时,你会自己解决问题。在喧嚣的生活当中,找时间独处获益颇多,你能看到所做的努力是为了什么,也能知道如何变得独立。


Another important thing that you get rid of is comparisons, which always tend to take you down. In factyou feel happier and more settled when alone. So, why not?

独处之时,另外重要的一点就是你能停止比较,和别人比较总是能让你心情低落。事实上,独处之时你更开心,内心更平静。那么,为什么不独处呢?

 

08


Have fun being alone and be yourself

享受独处,做真实的自己



You can do whatever you want toYou can eat dessert first, you can play music and read, or you can simply do nothing and still feel happy. When you're alone, it's up to you to utilize that 'me time' in whichever way you want.

做任何自己想做的事。你可以先吃甜点,可以听音乐,可以读书,或者什么也不做,但仍可以感觉很快乐。独处之时,你可以随心所欲地享受“个人时光”。

 

After all, it's fun at times spending time with just yourself. There's no better way to exercise your freedom of choice. Even desserts before the main course are possible

总而言之,有时独处乐趣无穷。独处是能让你自由选择的最佳方法。就算是在吃主菜之前先吃甜点也未尝不可!


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Have more reasons to stay alone? Please share with us in the comments below.

你还知道什么独处的好处吗?快在下方评论区和我们分享吧!


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翻译:尹丽媛(北语)  编辑:Vivian

文章来源:Brightside