Alone time is so important, but I don’t think enough people realize that. Alone time is the perfect time to do anything you want without worrying the needs of others. That last part is so important. So let me say it louder for the people in the back.
WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT THE NEEDS OF OTHERS.
You should already know how difficult it is to be YOU. Not only do you have bills to pay, a job to be done to satisfaction, coworkers, family, friends, and random stranger to deal with, they all have needs and wants that they expect you to consider at all times. To make matters worse, they all have an opinion to share about you and your decisions. It is mentally, physically, and emotionally draining to tend to the needs of others. And if you have half a mind after all your responsibilities, you may actually tend to yourself.
Since I’m not married and I don’t have any children, I’m in a special time in my life in which I can be as selfish with my alone time as I want. If I don’t have the energy in any of the three areas (mental, physical, or emotional), I don’t go anywhere. I have so much on my plate right now that alone time has been my main priority. It has to be. Even if other people dislike it. I mean, the more time I speak alone, the less time I spend with others. But that’s what I need until I’m ready to socialize to my fullest capacity.
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Do not be afraid to spend as much time alone as you need. There are only some things that other people can help you get through. If you’re dealing with something like that, work on yourself first so you can be available to those around you. You still have to go to work, pay bills and take care of home, but at least let your significant other what you’re struggling with so you can work on your issues. Because if you don’t, I promise you, your issues will bleed out into your relationships, if it hasn’t already.
I don’t care if it’s 5 minutes or 5 months, take the time you need to get yourself together. OK yea, they’re going to be people who start feeling some type of way for becoming distant. It’s going to suck because it will feel like a lot of people don’t understand you or support you for your decision. And honestly, they might not. And you’re just going to have to keep going with your progress.
Would you rather continue living your life and feel like sh*t or take the risk of losing friendships for your sanity. Be honest with me, you may be reading this because you feel like you’re going insane too. It’s okay, we’re in this together. It’s the main reason the blog exists: to let people know that they’re not alone. I have bad days too. Well, it’s been a few consecutive days consistently. So I’ve taken it upon myself to have plenty alone time to see what’s going on within me. And I can tell you from experience, my life hasn’t stopped even though it has been more difficult. You can go out to eat, take an awesome bubble bath, complete home projects, etc.
Or not, it’s up to you. I just hate it when I see people not taking care of themselves or tending to their own needs. But if this is something you have done, what has your experience been like?