Monday Mojo for Caregivers – 4 Reasons Why You Need Alone Time
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. In the age of technology and social media, alone time isn’t valued as much, but we all need time to ourselves. People who actively seek out there solitude are thought of as lonely, sad or anti-social. But spending time alone can actually be quite healthy.
There are many physical and psychological benefits to spending time alone, some are:
- Solitude allows you to reboot your brain and unwind.
- Solitude helps to improve concentration and increase productivity.
- Solitude gives you an opportunity to discover yourself and find your own voice.
- Solitude provides time for you to think deeply.
- Solitude helps you work through problems more effectively
Despite knowing these benefits, it can be a challenge to find time alone in a world that seems to never sleep.
Here are a few ideas to help you find more time to spend with yourself.
- Disconnect. Set aside some time each day to unplug from all the ways you connect with others. Turn off your cell phone, turn off your Internet, turn off your TV.
- Get Up Early. Wake up a half hour or an hour earlier than everyone else in your house and use that time to create, produce, problem solve, meditate, or whatever makes you happy.
- Use Your Lunch Time. Once a week or even just a couple of times a month, commit to spending lunch with yourself. Walk. Sit in the sun outside. Go to a park and eat. Enjoy the time you have alone.
- Schedule Solitude. Mark off time in your day planner or calendar for spending time alone. It doesn’t have to be long. 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.
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