The Beauty Of Solitude
Spending Time Alone To Rejuvenate
Solitude seems counterintuitive in today's busy world. Time alone isn't
easy to come by and reserving time for oneself feels unnatural or unimportant. But all life is balance and, while we enrich
our outer selves with activities and hobbies, we have the tendency ignore the quieter inner self which is the source of creativity
and serenity. Solitude, often wrongly equated with loneliness, can offer an opportunity to achieve a state of calm, focus
on your creativity, examine your life, or contemplate your goals, without the distraction of the opinions of others or the
background noises of daily life.
Time alone must be found to be enjoyed. Because constant activity and socialization
has become the accepted norm, you may need to schedule your periods of solitude. Early in the morning or late at night, when
others are sleeping, are perfect times to steal a few quiet moments alone without any interrupts to let your mind wander,
to prioritize, or simply to rest and replenish. During longer periods of solitude, you may want to engage in solitary activities
that bring you peace, joy, or comfort, such as writing in a journal or taking a long bath. Take advantage of unexpected solitude
whenever you can. If you find yourself caught in traffic, turn off the radio, and spend a few fulfilling moments de-stressing.
Though it may seem impossible when there is so much to do, making the most of even a short period of solitude can
rejuvenate your mind and energize your body. Once free of the random noise of daily life, it becomes easy to rediscover and
re-evaluate interests, goals, passions, and joys, which will allow you to develop a deeper, more meaningful relationship with
your inner self.
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