Surprising benefits of alone time (and quotes about being alone)

The surprising benefits of alone time and quotes about being alone

I’m a fan of solitude because. In fact, there are some surprising benefits of alone time and lots of quotes about the perks of being alone. Coming up I share it all… 

When I’m feeling stressed, I know it’s time to prioritize self-care.

One of the most effective ways I’ve found to do this is by spending time alone.

Sometimes this means journaling, going for a walk, or just sitting quietly with my thoughts.

When I first started to take more alone time… I felt guilty for not being more productive.

And if you’re anything like me…

You’ve probably found that it’s difficult to carve out alone time… when you’re already feeling overwhelmed… juggling work, family, etc

But the truth is…

In order to take the best care of others…and put the best care into our work…we first need to take time for ourselves.

That’s why I wanted to share with you some of the many benefits of spending time alone.

Benefits of alone time

  • Research by Matthew Bowker (a psychoanalytic theorist) reports that being alone can help us become more resilient, self-aware, self-reliant, and self-confident.
  • A study in the British Journal of Psychology reports that spending time alone, instead of with others, can be helpful for happiness.
  • A study at the University of Buffalo reports that people who spend time alone tend to be more creative and innovative (vs. those who are always surrounded by others).

Yep, consistently studies report alone time is great way to recharge your mind, body and spirit.

Plus there’s one more great benefit to being alone

  • Spending time alone can also help you to become more self-aware.

When you’re by yourself, you have the opportunity to reflect on your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

This self-reflection can help you to identify important blind spots and opportunities for growth.

With all this in mind… here’s more of my perspective on alone time…

7 Quotes About Why I Love and Value Alone Time

`1. Quote – anti-social vs pro-me

surprising benefits of alone time

2. Quote – Alone time if for your safety

me time alone time for your safety

3. Quote – It’s healthy to spend time alone

alone time is healthy

4. Quote – Happy Together vs Happy Alone

happy alone to be happy in a couple

5. Quote – Time Alone = Figuring things out

busy self care time alone figure things out

6. Quote – Afraid of being alone vs being in bad relationship

don't be afraid of being alone

7. Quote – Nothing saves money like being anti-social

quote about being alone

5 Tips to Take More Time Alone…

  1. Schedule your alone time – just like you would schedule a meeting or appointment. It doesn’t have to be a huge chunk of time—just 15-30 minutes a day can make a big difference.
  2. Remember, it’s okay to say no to other things in order to make time for yourself.
  3. Use your alone time to do something you enjoy (walking, journaling, Netflix-ing, etc) … or use it to just sit quietly and breathe.
  4. Turn off your phone and other distractions, so you can fully immerse yourself in the moment.
  5. If you’re not used to being alone, start small and gradually work up to longer periods of solitude.

Remember: being alone is not the same as being lonely.

In fact – being alone can even help you to feel less lonely. How?

When you take time reconnect with yourself… you can show up more fully in your relationships… and thereby start to feel closer to people!

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