The Importance Of Solitude

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In this always on, always connected society, we suffer from solitude deprivation.

I’m sitting here at my desk.

I’ve been up since 5:30am, it’s super quiet. And I’m taking this moment to appreciate solitude.

There’s something different about early morning. I mean, the obvious reason is that everyone is unconscious but in the early morning, there’s so much potential in the air.

Late nights have a different feel. Late nights, to me, feel creative.

Although these two liminal spaces are different in their look, feel and what they potentially offer, they share one important facilitator — solitude.


In this always on, always connected society, we suffer from solitude deprivation. In “Digital Minimalism” by Cal Newport, he defines solitude deprivation as:

“A state in which you spend close to zero time alone with your own thoughts and free from input from other minds.”

Solitude, in healthy doses, is important for the development of quality of life. From solitude comes quality thoughts, from quality thoughts come quality actions, quality actions build good habits and good habits build the life you want.

But don’t take my word for it. Make space for solitude and see what happens.

About Anthony Boyd

I go by the alias Anthony Boyd & this blog is my series of theses on philosophy, spirituality, physical expression of strength & human behavior through self-reflective spoken & written word. I’ve been a Union Delegate for 6 years. During this time I have developed countless leadership skills that I’ll be sharing with you all on this blog. Leadership is something I’ve develop through hours of research, strength training & personal application of growth strategies. I started this blog with the intention of disseminating the leadership & developments skills I’ve attained over the past 6 years as a leader because there is a huge need for male leadership. It has developed into a conduit for sharing these ideas in hopes that others can gain insight from them as well. Two things have always been constant in my three decades of life on Earth, my ability to express myself through the word & my unquenchable curiosity of everything around me. Combine that with my obsession with strength training, personal development & we have this blog. It is my hope that I can provide endless value, insight and perspective gained through experience as a leader to the readership I have developed here.

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