Sadly, solitude is so much related and used with situations which are sad, remorseful or unwanted. But for me, solitude has always been a bliss. Excess of everything is bad, I agree and excess of solitude might lead to depression but even then, I have always embraced the state of solitude in my life.
So what exactly do I do when I am in that phase? Firstly, I don’t over think about any situation. Then, I don’t overestimate the reasons that somehow or the other make me sad. Thirdly, I never compare myself with anyone on this earth. Fourth, I can empathize with people who are sad. Fifth, it gives me the peace and rests I strive for. Next, I do things which I love more like writing, reading and loads of other stuff. It helps me give time and space to people who matter. It also helps me to understand people. A lot.
Sometimes though solitude creates distances between people, I am good at dealing with that. At least, I think so!
The greatest lesson that I have learnt so far that solitude is very, very different from loneliness. And they should not be confused. You should enjoy solitude, but get help when you are lonely.
This post can be found on the In(di)Spire Edition 49.