If nothing else, give yourself the gift of solitude.
Solitude is not being lonely, just the state of being alone… How often do you sit with yourself. comfortably. and quietly? I bet not often enough. Most of us don’t.
If you do though, you’ll feel something pretty amazing. These quiet moments of reflection help you relax – deeply relax… they help you clear your mind and let thoughts flow through you softly. Think of how many times a day you would love to have a minute just to concentrate on something in particular, or evaluate a situation before responding to quick? With my little girls around me all day long, a few moments (preferably many minutes) of solitude throughout the day would work wonders for me. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of time to stop throughout the day.
Instead, I do have my wake time and the time before I go to bed. I started locking myself in my room and just sitting… waiting… patiently… until I stop fidgeting long enough to get to “that amazing moment of bliss” I like to call solitude.
It’s just me sitting quietly with my thoughts.
… and it feels pretty great.
Do you ever practice solitude? Does it take you as long as it takes me to finally be quiet with your own thoughts?