In today’s constantly connected world, finding solitude or alone time has become a lost art.
The difference between being lonely and having solitude is huge. Loneliness brings with it sadness and depression. Solitude on the other hand can be very empowering.
In fact, I have realised that it’s better, at times, to spend time alone rather than being around people who drain you of your positivity.
I reckon that there are many physical and psychological benefits to spending time alone.
Solitude actually allows you to reboot your brain and unwind. It gives your brain a chance to rest and replenish itself. Being by yourself with no distractions gives you the chance to clear your mind, focus, and think more clearly. Solitude really helps to connect deeply with your own true self and helps you find your own voice.
Most of the mystics used to follow ‘ samadhi’ or connect with God , chanting for hours on end to find meaning to their existence. Meditation gives, not only the body multiple benefits, but also helps the brain achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state.
When you’re alone you are more likely to make better choices about who you want to be around.
It is so important in this electronically challenged world to learn to Disconnect. Unplug yourself from all the ways you connect with others. Turn off your cell phone. Turn off your Internet. Turn off your TV.
Spend time with nature. Meditate. Do something that makes your soul happy.
Close Your Door. It’s simple, but can be very effective. Especially if your are working in an office which needs your constant attention. A little ‘ me time’ more so during lunch hours wont hurt. It will replenish you and your mind. Enjoy the time you have alone.
Any time that you can spend alone with yourself to reboot, meditate, focus, relax, create, produce, and/or think deeply is better than no time.
Think about it.