You either love being alone, or you don’t. Some of you may be trying to remember the last time you were alone, while the other half is wishing they weren’t always alone. There are a couple different ways to look at this.
1. You see being alone as a negative thing. You can’t imagine doing anything without the presence of another person. This drives you into a depression because you never get the things you want done, because other people are busy with…well, life.
2. You crave being alone. The kids are screaming, work is draining, and you can’t seem to find the time to just sit in silence. You seek alone time like it’s a job.
3. You see the importance of being alone. You find that it grows you, and pushes you out of your comfort zone. Maybe you are both 1 and 2. You want to be with people, but you also crave to be independent. If this is you, congratulations. You are most likely an introvert and extrovert. The beautiful and extremely difficult personality. See, we can’t decide what we want because we are being torn in half. One side of us wants to be around anyone and everyone, while the other half of us is saying, “NO! Just stay in your own little bubble!” This is me. I am going to encourage you today about the importance of alone time no matter where you are, or however you see this. If you are craving alone time, I am only going to confirm what you already know. Hopefully, I will just encourage you to make time. If you are thinking, “Look little blogger lady, I literally have no time to be alone,” let me be the first to ask, “Don’t you have a minute?” Just one minute in a day could make a huge difference in your busy and loud life. If you heard that you got a raise today, would that one minute of hearing those words make a huge difference your day, even your whole month and beyond? That’s why I am saying a single minute of breathing and alone time is all you need. You don’t need to go into the mountains and spend hours away from the world. For those who are busy, just breathe. Give yourself that one dedicated minute. You deserve that minute;)
Now let me speak to those who hate being alone. You have to push your self out of your comfort zone. If you don’t want to be alone anymore, and you feel like you need people around you in order to do what you want, then get out and do it by yourself. I sound like I’m contradicting myself, but hang in there with me. Once you get out and go do what you want, even if you are by yourself, what a huge accomplishment. You need to invite people into your life, but you also need to explore and be independent. Now, don’t go crazy and hike a mountain for the first time alone, but just take baby steps in finding yourself and making those little victories. For me, it’s exploring new places and taking my own self portraits. My excuses in the past? “Oh it’s too hard to take my own photos. Most of them are out of focus and I need good photos.” My conclusion from this is either I stay picky, and become this perfectionist who will just stay where she is, or you just make it work. All of these photos are self portraits, and I drove past my point of comfort zone.
Wherever you are ,I encourage you to push yourself this week. How can you move out of your comfort zone?! Let me know down below or on our Instagram
Until next time,