Cycling can be a solitary sport where it will give you the opportunity to spend time by yourself. It can also be a very sociable activity to meet new people. I find some cyclist love having the time to themselves whilst others find it a challenge where it could become a barrier to reaching their full potential.
Solitude can be a positive thing
Being alone can spark creativity. You can think some creatively through having some me time. Instead of living the grind, have time for yourself and think up new ideas and discover things about yourself.
Being alone can spark mental strengths
Through cycling alone you can engage with your own mental strengths. You can set your own goals, focus on your own training and push through them independently. Studies show the ability to tolerate alone time has been linked to increased happiness, better life satisfaction, and improved stress management. People who enjoy alone time experience less depression.
You can be given the window to plan your life
If you have a stressful week, having that time to yourself can be used as time for reflection and plan your week ahead. Take the time to decide what is important to you.
You can get to know yourself better
You can learn to know your own personal barriers, what you struggle with in cycling, what routes you prefer, what really motivates you and what you are passionate about.
For me I love the alone time that cycling provides me. It really helps me find focus and my calm place where I can be at one with myself.
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