A Quote by Ester Buchholz ~ "Others inspire us, information feeds us, practice improves our performance, but we need quiet time to figure things out, to emerge with new discoveries, to unearth original answers."

I read this quote recently, and it hit home for me. For me, I need quiet alone time to recharge and relax. What about you? Do you spend any amount of time without background noise? Do you schedule any alone time for yourself at all?

Today's world is busy and loud. I know people that have to have background noise all of the time. I am not saying it is wrong or anything, but how do you think with all the noise around you? Or is it an escape mechanism not to be left alone in your thoughts.

Why Have Quiet Alone Time?

🦋 Spending time alone can relax the body and mind, create calm, and reduce the overwhelming feelings that lead to burnout.

🦋 Spending time alone lets the mind wander and allows the brain to problem solve subconsciously.

🦋 Spending time alone sparks creativity.

🦋 Spending time alone, you get to know yourself through self-reflection.

🦋 Alone time increases empathy and compassion for others.

🦋 Time alone increases productivity.

🦋 People who enjoy having alone time experience less depression.

Taking quiet alone time for at least 5 to 10 minutes a day rejuvenates you. It allows you to review your day and life goals. What is working and what is not. How can I change it for the better and get where I want to be. Spending time alone allows you to do what you enjoy, whether it is a hobby or journalling. It is your time to be you. :) ~ Patti

Self-reflection question:

When are you going to start taking alone time for yourself?