OT - Women Wednesday
Humans are, typically, social creatures. However, we all need time to ourselves. Time to regroup, time to relax, time to breathe. It's important to spend time alone because beneficial to you in multiple ways.
- Solitude allows you to reboot your brain and unwind.
Constantly being "on" doesn't give your brain a chance to rest and replenish itself. Being by yourself with no distractions gives you the chance to clear your mind, focus, and think more clearly. It's an opportunity to revitalize your mind and body at the same time.
- Being alone increases productivity.
People perform better when they have some privacy. When you remove as many distractions and interruptions as you can, you are better able to concentrate, which will help you get more work done in a shorter amount of time.
- Solitude sparks creativity.
There's a reason a lot of authors or artists want to go to a cabin in the woods to work. Constant motion prevents you from engaging in deep thought, which inhibits creativity and lessens productivity. Being alone with your thoughts gives your brain a chance to wander, which can help you become more creative.
- Being alone helps you work through your problems more effectively.
It's difficult to think of effective solutions to problems when you're distracted by incoming information, regardless of whether that information is electronic or human. Quiet space provides you an opportunity to think about your goals, your progress, and changes you want to make in your life.
- Solitude may reduce behavior problems in kids.
Whaaaaaat?!?! Yep. When you carve out some YOU time in your schedule, you show your children (and SKIDS!) that being alone is a HEALTHY thing to do. Research shows that kids who learn to be by themselves are better behaved than other children.
Do you have a favorite place you go when you want to be alone?
Ideally, for me, I want to be IN the water. A lake, a river, a waterfall.... When I'm in the water, I can feel the tension flowing out of me. I'm able to relax, unclutter my mind, and regroup.