The Value of Alone Time

I’m sitting in my house, glass of wine in hand with the wood burning fire lit. I could be somewhere else, but I’m not. I decided I wanted to be alone. I needed some “me” time today. Although I love to be around others, sometimes it’s just nice to be alone to reflect a little and recharge the batteries. I wanted to talk a little about why it’s important to have alone time and why it’s healthy. We all had different upbringings and lead different lifestyles but one thing that is common is our need for companionship, but also the need to be alone. I don’t think its value is fully appreciated.

Alone time can mean different things to different people. For some it can be just going in your room and closing the door, for others it’s a day at the spa. You need to find what works for you. Time can vary too from a 10 minute break to several hours. Again, depends on what you need at that moment. For me it can be a variety of things, depending on what my needs are. Even though I live alone, I have such a full schedule that actual alone time is rare. For me alone time means shutting the whole world out mentally and physically. It’s a time for me to re-focus and re-charge my batteries. It’s so important for everyone to do this, you will notice that you will see things much clearer after and make better decisions. It’s like you’re re-connecting with your inner self.

How can alone time benefit you? In so many ways! Sometimes we get so caught up with life that we forget to take care of ourselves. Even when we’re alone we’re not alone. This makes us stressed and misaligned mentally and emotionally. By stopping for time, you actually stop the clock for a minute and re-adjust yourself. It’s for you, no one else. How can you be present in the world when you aren’t in a good place yourself? Take a moment, take a deep breath and just be. You will see what an enormous difference it makes in your life. It will give you a chance to pay attention to your intuition and make better decisions. Just stop, listen and be true to you.

Stirring the Dating Sauce,

Your Sister in Dating Bliss,

Single Dating Diva

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