As an introvert, spending time alone is a necessity for me. No matter how busy my day is, I always try to make time for myself.
Spending time alone lets my mind wander without social distractions.
It gives me an opportunity to recharge and gain a better understanding of myself. I can spend my time enjoying activities I love at my own pace, in my own way.
Why should You spend some time alone?
Spending time alone can help you discover your sense of self, passions, and develop who you are.
Also, it can be your stress reliever!
HERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU CAN DO TO SLOW DOWN YOUR DAY!
Enjoy your cup of coffee or tea
Instead of gulping your morning coffee or tea down and moving on with your day, pause for that moment and indulge in that simple joy.
Listen to music
When was the last time you sat down and listened to your favorite songs. Not as background noise or a beat to listen to, but purely to appreciate the art?
Listening music alone is a completely different experience. It’s your chance to escape reality for the moment and get lost in a different world.
Play an instrument. Find something fun to play, or if you can’t choose any…create something. Play around and see what melody you can produce!
Don’t worry if you can’t play an instrument, it’s never late to learn how to play one!
Believe it or not, cleaning can be very therapeutic!
When life feels cluttered and overwhelming, cleaning and organizing your house, room, apartment etc. can give you sense of comfort and control.
Not only are you able to physically create a space, where to relax. It can help you to get rid of mental clutter and emotional weight as well.
Focus on one task at a time!
Read a book
Reading is a great way to escape from your daily thoughts.
Instead of listening to an audio book, try reading. It makes you engage with the story.
Learn something new
The time you spend learning something new is an investment to yourself.
When you devote time to what you’re passionate about, it can expand your world.
Some ideas what to learn: art, baking, sports, a new language, a music instrument
Cooking for one can be an outlet for creativity.
Experiment with new flavors, recreate meals from your favorite restaurants.
Relax in a bath
A nice way to spend your time alone and slow down your day is to take a bath.
Fill the bath with nice warm water, put on some relaxing music and enjoy the moment.
Go for a walk
Going for a walk alone is the time, you can truly connect with yourself.
Taking long solo walks can be your stress reliever. It’s your chance to let your mind run wild and clear your head.
Observe the actions and lifestyles of different characters, who pass by. Who are they? Where are they going? What are they feeling?
Yes, it sounds creepy… but it is actually pretty fun thing to do.
I hope you got some ideas! What is your favorite way to relax?