To put it softly, it’s been an… interesting month. Suffice to say I’ve been busy – and stressed – enough that I haven’t had much to update this blog about, and I extend my apologies to anyone who’s come here in the hopes of finding new content, only to be disappointed. I’d like to think I’m on the path to self-discovery… and I’d like to continue involving my Internet readers with this journey.
I’ve got a challenge for you, don’t worry. 🙂
See, I’m still working my way through this book on changing your life, and one of the tips is to enjoy time spent alone. This may sound extremely unappealing to you, especially if you’re a social being, or it may sound the greatest idea ever. The book, however, puts forth some good reasoning behind why solo time is valuable.
Spending time by yourself allows you some time – even if it’s just 30 minutes per day – to reflect on who you are and who you want to be, and why. It gives you a chance to try something new, take a break from your responsibilities and the “requirements of others” and can help you manage stress.
For the next week, I challenge you to aim for thirty minutes of alone time each day. Whether it’s in the morning, the middle of the day, the evening… the time doesn’t matter. Thirty minutes away from friends, family, colleagues, and the Internet.
What should you do with this time? There’s so many options. Draw, paint, sculpt, create music. Write a novel (or part of one). Dance or sing. Plan your dream vacation. Think about who you are. Think about you want to be. Tackle a project you’ve been wanting to do. Take pictures of things. Clean. Take a long, hot shower. Reflect on your day, your week, your month. Realize what’s important in life, and who is important in life; even better, realize what and who isn’t important. Take up a new hobby, gain a new interest, do something different.
Thirty minutes a day. It may not sound like much, but that’s 210 minutes per week – an astounding three and a half hours!