Friday, July 24, 2009

Need a time alone?

Do you like to be alone? Not alone in terms of being a loner or not being in a relationship or not being socialized but be alone as in having a "Me-time". Sometimes we all need to be alone. Just about 15 minutes of having a "Me-time" will do you good. In those 15 minutes you will be able to think whatever you want to think or just do nothing and clear up your mind. Trust me, you will feel good. What I like most of having a "Me-time" is being able to discover the things I've never discovered before about myself and the world surrounding me. One source stated that spending time alone is also extremely beneficial to our mental health and happiness. There must be some reason for that, right? Hare are why...
  • Self Discovery: Spending time alone gives you the ability to discover things about yourself and to get a real understanding of who you are. We have grown to appreciate the art of getting to know others, but in reality, it is even more important to get to know ourselves, our preferences, our likes and dislikes without other people’s influences.
  • Higher Sense of Independence and Increased Self-Esteem: Being alone and getting comfortable with being alone gives you a higher sense of independence. Relying on yourself to make choices and decisions increases your self confidence, which then permeates other aspects of your life, including the times you are in the presence of others.
  • No Need to Compromise: Often, we compromise when we are in the presence of others. We usually work with one another to reach agreement on everything, from what we will have for dinner to what TV show to watch. Spending time alone allows you to indulge yourself with the things you want to do and the things you love, without any negotiation.

  • Rejuvenation for Your Soul: Getting away from others allows you to decompress and relax. It gives you a break from the have tos and allows you to focus on the want tos. It lets you address your own needs as opposed to everyone elses and gives you the opportunity to rejuvenate and push the ‘restart’ button.

  • A Fresh Perspective: Time alone gives you the opportunity to clear your mind and to weed through a lot of thoughts. This allows you to get to the heart of what YOU really think as opposed to being told or influenced by others and their opinions. It gives you time to reflect on what is important in your life and how you feel about every day situations that need to be addressed.

  • Higher Appreciation for Those You Love: Giving yourself the ability to be alone allows you to have a greater appreciation for the time you spend with others. If you never have time for yourself, you’ll wish you did. It is important to find some balance in this; but once you do, you’ll enjoy your relationships even more.

(source from via justbesplendid.tumblr)