Hello. Hello. Welcome! This is a commitment to self-care. Whose self-care? Your self-care! And one way to do that is to learn how to spend time with him.
When was the last time you were alone?
They may not be lonely, isolated, or lost. But is it alone, happily, voluntarily?
When you think about it, it was a long way off.
The reason it has been so long is that, in today’s world, we are not truly alone. We always have a notification from our screen, our work phone rings at 10pm, or our Instagram feed is waiting to be used. We desire to communicate with others and, as a result, never have time to communicate with us.
Another reason we spend so much time alone is because there is so much negative talk around ‘being alone’. Clearly, loneliness is not necessarily the same as loneliness. There are some benefits to having time alone, but we just hear about them.
All right. Fasten your seat belts because you will hear about ‘now.
Why Should You Spend Time With You?
What better way to convince them to spend time with you than to show you countless benefits!
** presentations memorize as extroverts cry inside…
Don’t worry, don’t worry. We don’t take your social time, because that’s important too.
Keep learning to find out why spending time alone is good for you.
1. Find out Who You Are
Dr. Angela Grice, a gynecologist, has done extensive research on neuroscience and neurocognition. He explains how spending time alone can help you recover:
“Cultivating this sense of solitude and choosing to be alone can help you to develop who you are, your self-esteem, and your passion.”
Time alone will give you the opportunity to look inside and find things that may have been forced to hide because of the busyness of your life.
2. Take Care of Your Physical and Mental Health
Spending time alone provides the most valuable time for self-care. If you have anything like us, you will go from the moment you wake up to the moment you (finally) fall asleep.
Our hectic life-style often ignores the need for self-care, which in turn can lead to relapses. One moment gives your mind and body time to relax and rejuvenate, which you need most.
3. Increase Your Productivity and Art
This is very simple. When alone, there are no distractions. No kids asking you where their socks are, no triple text notification that needs your attention, no partner showing funny (but not yet) memes). You and your job. When you choose a time and place to work, your creative juices begin to flow without interruption. Sinners.
4. Reduce Your Stress
The combination of all these benefits ultimately leads to a reduction in stress. When you are alone, you do not have to worry about anything but yourself. You do not have to worry about what other people do or think. You do not have to worry about keeping contact with people. No pressure. Only you, yourself, and you.
5. Improve Relationships
Understanding yourself will help you better understand the relationships in your life. With a little meditation, you will see which relationships are most beneficial and add to your life, and which ones are harmful or simply fill in the blanks. You will see value in your good relationships and you will probably invest more in them.
But… What Should You Do When You Spend Time?
All right, you’re all in the hole. But how do you spend time with yourself? Is there more to it than just staying quiet and undisturbed? You bet! Here are a few suggestions that may inspire you.
1. Take an Older Thing or Try a New One
What better way to spend time than to do something you love? Maybe that’s what you did when you were young. Or maybe it’s something you’ve always wanted to do but your partner hates you.
Flash flash: you don’t need anyone else! You can do it alone. Spending time alone doing something fun will never make you feel like a workaholic.
2. Write Your Thoughts
Grab your pen and paper and have a heart for your journal. Book writing has so many benefits to mental health, which makes it a great way to spend your favorite time alone.
Check out our DiveThru app, which has over 1000 exercises performed by mental health professionals. The app can be used to identify and evaluate specific areas of your life such as relationships, personal growth, and occupational health. Download for free to get started today!
3. Try Your Hand Coloring
Indeed, it was so easy when you were a child! And it will be easier now, which is what makes this little hobby so relaxing. Throw some good songs in the background, pour yourself a hot cup of coffee and let your mind relax as you complete the most intricate designs. No seriously, some designs are very complex!
Go to a Google machine and get yourself a colorful book. There are so many attractive options to choose from!
4. Make a Self-Care Basket
Whether you are doing this for yourself or for someone you love, we guarantee it will bring you a smile! It will take you a few hours to collect everything, which is fine. That’s when you give your time to yourself and allow yourself to be more involved in this work!
Not sure what to throw in the basket? Focus on things that help you (or your loved one) manage your mental health! Think of your favorite treat, fragrant tea, scented candles, relaxing skin care like a delicious soft lotion, book, magazine, maybe a new agenda. Try to customize your basket with what you need, which may be very different from any of the items we just mentioned.
5. Print Photos & Frames
Take a moment to look at your photos and choose the 5-10 you would like to have a frame. Print this at your local drug store and go pick a few great frames!
If you are not an overly cautious person (same here), this is a great way to get a little creative. The best part? You will see the faces of your loved ones very often. Another win.
6. Do Nothing
Sometimes it is very powerful to stay idle. Let your mind wander and be reassured by knowing that you have nothing to do but be present.
Great tips to make your own time happen
We know that our goals don’t always match our schedules and priorities! If you think “Yes this is good but how do I find its time?” then look at the tips below. We got it.
1. Edit It
Schedule your time alone on the calendar, on the agenda, on the reminder, or write it on your forehead if you feel like doing so. The point is, plan your day and don’t back down. Do not think that you are taking your own life by taking time to care for yourself. You are not.
Scheduling time also helps to maintain a healthy balance of social time and time alone. Think of it as broad. We rely on social media to build relationships and relationships, but too much social time can be difficult.
Similarly, we need more time to regenerate ourselves, but too much time alone can separate us. Try using your schedule to find a happy place.
2. Remove Distractions
It may be uncomfortable, at first, to be alone without regular contact with your phone or family. But silencing distractions is the only way to get value in your own time.
Let other people in your home know you’re not available and leave your phone in another room. Don’t carry it with you and pretend you won’t use it because we all know you will (we know because we do it too)
3. Shift Your Mind
If you think that time alone will be a waste of time, you are probably right. That is the power of a good, old prophecy that is fulfilling itself. Try to avoid negative thoughts and open up to the benefits of spending time with them.
We guarantee you will get value from it. Give it a chance.
4. Get started! Do It Once Again From There
If you have doubts about spending time with yourself, try starting once. Spend three minutes deliberately alone without interruptions. If you can do that, congratulations! Then proceed for 5 minutes.
Making time for yourself is not a competition or a competition. In fact, that is what we are trying to avoid. Work at your pace and you will start to feel comfortable before you know it. Exercise makes perfect.
Now that you’re an example of why you should use your time alone and how you can use it on your own, we recommend that 10/10 try for yourself You can start now. Pretend it took 15 minutes to read this instead of the 5 it actually took.
Ooh you can look at that, 10 minutes you can spend alone writing or coloring or just breathing.
Don’t worry, we won’t tell. Your privacy is secure with us.