alone time

Alone time is a real thing.

What does your daily schedule look like? Does it include some “You or Me Time?”

Change Your Routine

If it doesn’t, consider incorporating some alone time into your routine. Often, most people renege by saying, “I don’t have time for alone time” or “I’m too busy to add one more thing.” You might be right. But, most of us who build in that alone or quiet time realizes that once we do, everything else seems to go much smoother.

Benefits of Alone Time

Wellness and mindfulness have really taken center stage in recent years. Perhaps because our days have been swept away from us and we realize we just need something sane to hold on to. And that’s where alone time comes in. It gives us a safe, quiet space where for a few minutes, we are simply in a state of “everything is absolutely okay.”

In an article posted by, they outline some benefits of alone time, pointing out in a quote by Marya Mannes, that “The great omission in American life is solitude; not loneliness, for this is an alienation that thrives most in the midst of crowds, but that zone of time and space free from outside pressure which is the incubator of the spirit.” If you’re big into relationships with others, then this may convince you to have more alone time. “By spending time with yourself and gaining a better understanding of who you are and what you desire in life, you’re more likely to make better choices about who you want to be around” and you may also come to value the relationships in your life just a bit more.

Other benefits include the ability to “work through problems more effectively” and “to discover yourself and your voice.”

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