Some people like spending time alone. Others are more comfortable in a setting where they're surrounded by people. Personally, I love my alone time, but I can (kind of) understand why someone would not be as excited about spending time on their own.
When it's just you and your thoughts, that can seem scary for some, especially when you let negative thoughts take over.
But regardless of whether you treasure your alone time or you would prefer being surrounded by others, I believe there are benefits to spending time alone. But these are just my thoughts and I am speaking from an introvert's perspective. So, please, you do what feels right for you.
1) Recharge your batteries
Being an introvert, alone time for me means that my batteries get recharged. I can use this time to work on an art project, read, go for a walk, or even take a nap. I like to do whatever it is I'm drawn to in that moment.
This time is especially important after being surrounded by a lot of people for extended periods of time, like family gatherings, or a social event. It's part of my daily routine to spend time alone and for me, it's a necessary part of my routine.
2) Time for goal setting
Being alone in a quiet place is the perfect space to do a goal reset. When you have no distractions around you, you're better able to get your thoughts out of your head and really think through what it is that you want.
Begin with a brain dump of everything that is on your mind. Look through your list and decide what is most important for you to achieve at this time. Then make a plan to get it done!
Need more support in deciding on your goals and how to achieve them? Check out the Ultimate Goals Workbook to help you in this process.
3) Getting in tune with who you are
Being alone with your thoughts can allow you to become more aware of who you truly are. Without others around trying to define how you should act, what you should do, and what you should be achieving, you are able to discover those things on your own terms.
Grab a journal and jot down your thoughts, allowing yourself to write without any filters. Free flow writing is great, where you just write what comes to mind without judgement and without editing what you put down on the page. You can later revisit those thoughts if you wish and discover more about yourself.
So what's your top reason for spending time alone? Is this something you crave and know you need, or does it take effort to make this time for yourself? Leave a comment and let me know! I'd love to know what your thoughts are on this.
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