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Why It's Important To Be Alone.

19 May 2016

Hello! Today's post is something I've wanted to write for a while, but it's also something I've had trouble finding the right words for. You might read the title and think I'm going to tell you to lock yourself away with no human contact but you're wrong...

I'm actually talking about how important it is to enjoy your own company and spend time by yourself and this is only something I've realised in the last few months. Now, by no means am I saying that spending time with other people and socialising is a bad thing, because it isn't, but I do think there needs to be a balance and sometimes you need some time out, alone. 

When you spend time alone, you get more head space to think and do what you want. One of my favourite things to do is to get a coffee or some lunch by myself and read a book and people watch. It's so relaxing because I'm on my own time and I don't have to worry about anyone else. Taking time out of your day just for you is an act of 'self love', which is a phrase that's been doing the rounds a lot lately. People lead busier and busier lives these days so making sure you put yourself first and take time to breathe is so important.

"Be alone. Eat alone, take yourself on dates, sleep alone. 
In the midst of this you will learn about yourself. 
You will grow, you will figure out what inspires you, 
you will curate your own dreams, your own beliefs, 
your own stunning clarity, and when you do meet the person 
who makes your cells dance, you will be sure of it, because 
you are sure of yourself. "

I recently read the above quote and while this post certainly isn't about being single (spending time by yourself if you're in a relationship is important too), it is very relevant. I truly believe that being alone helps us to grow and become who we really are without any outside influences changing that. Some of you reading this might be thinking, "this girl is insane", but trust me, the more time I've spent alone recently, whether it be reading a book in bed with candles burning or going for a long walk outside, the inside of my head feels like a much better place. 

One of the things I make a conscious effort to do as part of this 'Being Alone' idea is to keep a journal of my thoughts. Most days I write about the type of day I've had, or thoughts that have popped into my head throughout the day and some days I ask myself questions and then answer them. I find I've learnt so much more about my personality and what I want from life because I've taken the time out to listen to myself.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic so make sure to leave a comment. Thank you so much for reading!






                                                   

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