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Self Help: Get Some Alone Time

You may not be a natural born introvert, but everyone can benefit from a little time to themselves. If you don't give yourself alone time every once in a while, you'll feel depleted and won't have the energy to give to others. Alone time strengthens your soul, allows you to reflect on your life, relaxes your mind, and makes you a happier person overall.

Here are some things you can do when you're enjoying time to yourself:

  • Read a book or listen to music.
  • Paint, draw, or knit. Do something crafty.
  • Write in your journal or write some letters.
  • Take a long bath or shower and sip a glass of wine.
  • Bake or cook something.
  • Meditate, do some yoga, or take an afternoon nap.
  • Go for a walk or run outdoors.
  • Even if you live with other people and can't get the place to yourself, go to one room, shut the door, and ask them not to disturb you.

I'm the kind of person that craves alone time but it all depends on your personality, so 10 minutes a few times a week may be just the thing to calm your nerves and keep you sane.


Join The Conversation
Miyuki Miyuki 9 years
i always need to have some alone time now and then, just lock myself in my room or something, not doing much, even just browsing on net, as long as im alone. otherwise i tend to get a bit fustrated with the ones around me if i havent had my alone time for a while.
mcreverie mcreverie 9 years
alone time is so essential! i love reading or just lying in bed for a little...if i dont have alone time, i get very cranky... i guess im a big-time introvert
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
I probably spend TOO much time alone.
alltherage alltherage 9 years
wow i was just thinking i wish there was a way to be silent with no thougts voices or worries for just five minutes. its a very stressful time o year.
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I love alone time! I like to read or just go hide in my bed and watch tv. sometimes i will go shopping but at this time of the year it is ridiculous trying to find parking.
DearSugar DearSugar 9 years
My favorite part of the day is sitting in the tub. It's the one chance I have to zone out and just be by myself!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I love to write. :)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Yes, i like my alone time too. Sometimes it's the gym, sometimes it's baking (I did it last night). I just get to be in my own little world :)
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
i have really come to love my alone time.. one or two nights a week i just do something alone, from shopping, to just hanging out and gettin laundry done.. and it helps alot!! you get things done when you are alone, well i know i do.. and i paint my nails, put on a face mask shape my eye brows all the little things! :) its the best!
lorenashley lorenashley 9 years
i have been very stressed lately. these look very helpful.
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