Seeking Solitude: 3 Ways You Can Make Time for Yourself
How many times have you thought about doing something you like, only to cast the thought aside because you don’t have time? It could be as simple as going to a spa or something grand like a trip to Europe.
Many of us fulfill all our obligations, but in doing so, disregard the things we need to do for our own peace of mind. A lot of people are completely unaware that alone time that’s dedicated to activities you want to do is vital for maintaining a healthy balance. Not doing so makes for a very stressful life.
The best way to do so is by embracing solitude. Here’s how:
Why should you seek solitude?
Staying connected at all times is a very draining part of the 21st century. Being disconnected from trivial social interactions can help you become comfortable in silence, self-reflect on your goals and enable you to find contentment in things you do on your own terms.
Solitude also improves your relationship with the people around you because you no longer feel smothered by their presence. It also boosts productivity, creativity and the overall psychological wellbeing of an individual.
How you can you make time for yourself
De-clutter your schedule
Open your schedule and take a hard look at how you spend your days. Can you drop some things from it without serious ramifications? This can be tricky, but it’s essential. Carving a little time here and there to de-stress can make you feel elated and free from the shackles of a hectic, monotonous schedule.
Learn to say no
Some of us make plans not because we’re looking forward to them, but because we’re hesitant to say no because of crippling anxiety or other reasons. Before you make any new commitments or take up additional responsibilities, pause and assess the impact they’ll have on your life. Will you be performing these activities by taking away from your ‘me time’? If that’s the case, then you should say no.
Hire a coach
If everything seems too overwhelming, hire a coach to help you through the process. This in no way means you’re hiring someone to tell you what to do. A coach will help you clarify things in your head by taking away your subjectivity. This will enable you to formulate a plan that reflects your true aspirations. A coach will also help you identify potential pitfalls you might encounter on the path to your goal and help you overcome them.
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