How do you know when someone has hit their success mark? When they’re busy! At least that’s what society tells us. We have adopted a culture of busyness, where a full calendar hijacks our “me” time. No wonder why many of us are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, we have to keep busy being busy!
We’re busy with pilates class, girls night, hair appointments, kids practice, on our devices and just busy saying we’re busy — but what about the most important appointment…you know, the one with
Okay, I get it! You’re a social butterfly, who loves multitasking and could probably plan a bachelorette party, write a book and cook up a nice steak dinner in the same hour, but, you don’t need to be an introvert to appreciate alone time. Besides, let’s face it, isn’t it a little exhausting being Super Woman 24/7? Wouldn’t a little balance help? Here are four reasons spending time alone makes your life better:
- Boosts Creativity
You know how when a writer is experiencing writer’s block, it’s often suggested that they take a walk or change their environment and become alone with their thoughts? Well as the author of your life, you should definitely follow suit.
- Recharge Yourself
Our brains are like computers and just like computers, we need to shut down and reboot. When you’re having a crazy ass day, the last thing you want to do is go off of emotions and release Hell’s fury. Spending time alone grants you the opportunity to recharge and face the day with a clearer head.
I’m sure you’ve had one of those days where you’re in one of your 312 moods and want to be left alone. You can’t exactly explain why, but, you know after an hour or two listening to Sade radio, writing in your journal and sipping on a glass of Pinot Noir, always seems to snap you back. It’s okay, Crabby Patty, by spending time by yourself, you’ll not only feel refreshed next time you’re around your loved ones, but you’ll gain a better understanding of who you are and what you want out of life.
Do Things Your Way
I don’t know about you, but this is my favorite part about alone time…I can do whatever the hell I want, without having to compromise. Anchovies on the entire pizza, happy hour at 5 without waiting on, and watching the entire 7 seasons of Game of Thrones and not having to keep someone else in the loop. I know it sounds a little selfish, but that’s basically what alone time is about — self!
Enough procrastinating, when is your next “me” time?