From time to time, all of us need time and space just to ourselves. Whether it's to take some time to care for yourself or just to get away from all of the people of the world, taking time that's just for us is very important to our healing. When we're by ourselves we can take time to process our thoughts, we can enjoy the freedom of spontaneity or the comfort of a familiar schedule.
Sometimes it can be tough to enjoy time by ourselves, as we so often crave healthy love and friendship - but when it all falls into place, having time to enjoy yourself can be the ultimate in self-soothing and showing yourself a bit of love. Having this positive alone-time can help build confidence, process feelings and memories easier, and lower your stress level. Also important is knowing when
you need alone time, and making sure that you get the time you need.
Positive alone time comes back to boundary-setting sometimes, in that we need to ensure we get the time we need - even if it means asking for an hour or two of alone time from friends or family.
So this week's questions are:
- When do you need alone time? Do you most often need it after a busy day or do you prefer a small amount of alone time every day?
- What do you most enjoy doing that alone time? Whether it's just watching a movie, reading a book, or pampering yourself, what makes you feel the best?
- How has positive alone-time helped you in your recovery?( My AnswersCollapse )
So feel free to jump in and share your answers