Spending Time Alone

Did you know that solo time is healthy? (all the introverts in the house said HECK YEAH). Really though, it is.

Our world is loud, busy, overstimulated and full of interaction. Every once in a while it is healthy to take time away from the noise and spend sometime with yourself.

There are benefits to spending time alone

  • Solo time can actually increase your creativity
  • It can increase your ability to feel empathy
  • It can help us to regulate our emotions when going through a rough time
  • It can help you identify truths within yourself (how you may really feel about a situation or circumstance)
  • It can help you to get to know yourself better
  • Spending time alone can even increase your mental strength

So. What does one do when spending time alone?

Do you have to stay home, close the blinds and sit in the dark? No. There’s a lot that you can do alone…like a lot. You’d have to increase your comfortably of hanging out alone over time (or, you could just dive in…if your edgy enough). The other day I had an alone day and decided to document it on YouTube. I enjoyed my day but as you’ll see in the video I had some hesitations when my mental plan got switched up.

hanging out alone is beneficial for personal growth
Hanging out alone has become one of my favorite things

I had to be intentional with my solo time over time in order to get comfortable.

Even with my intentionality I still find myself feeling awkward when exploring new spaces by myself and I fully believe that that’s normal, because by nature humans are social beings…but every once in a while it’s healthy to go out and enjoy you with you.

Here’s a challenge for you.

Take sometime during this month to spend some intentional time with yourself. If you’re comfy, go out to breakfast or hang out in a cafe. If your even bolder go to a movie (i’ve been working towards this one) or head to a restaurant, pull up at the bar and order dessert (this one is fun). Whatever it is, do so with the intention of taking some you time. Whenever I’ve done this successfully I’ve always felt so empowered, and I want you to feel the same (obviously wherever you go be safe).

If you do this, tell me about it! I’m so interested to hear your results. If you’d rather not comment on the blog and want a more private forum to discuss it with me find me on instagram and hit my DMs. I’m looking forward to chatting with you!

Check out my video on how I spent my alone time here!

Till next time friends!

Nicole

5 thoughts on “Spending Time Alone

  1. I’m one of the introverts who said heck yeah! Spending time alone also makes sure you have no distractions to interrupt whatever you’re doing, whether it’s work or just thinking. I think it’s important to let our minds wander and it’s best done when alone.

    Great post! So glad you enjoyed your alone day.

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  2. Love this! 🙌🏻 as you just saw on Instagram, I did my first solo cinema trip today and I absolutely loved it. I’d maybe even go as far as to say that I prefer going on my own! It was so chilled and relaxing so I’d definitely recommend giving it a go when you’re comfortable! I haven’t done anything alone in almost a decade due to anxiety but now since I’ve got my anxiety under control, I’m getting my life back and I feel like doing things alone is going to be a HUGE part of that. I’ve even got a short solo trip booked in April! 💛 xxx

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  3. I know this is very random….but when I watched your video you inserted, I noticed you were listening to Corinne Bailey Rae. I definitely like her voice…it’s very unique! I used to listen to her song “Put Your Records On” a lot. Okay…now back to the vlog. I definitely agree that there are so many benefits to being alone. It gives you a chance to recharge, clear your head, and even allows you to get creative. Some people thrive when they’re alone while others thrive when they’re around others. Everyone’s different. Being alone doesn’t mean someone’s lonely or anti-social. Sometimes people just need a break in order to take care of themselves and do whatever they need to. Nothing wrong with that at all. I’m definitely a homebody type of person, so alone time is something I’m very familiar with. 🙂

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    1. I LOVE CORINNE 😁 she always puts me in those calm space where I just want to wear a float dress, pick out my Afro and drink tea while dancing in my living room… lol. Anyways.

      Yes I’m a homebody too. I love my people, but I love being able to have some time and space to be on my own. I actually get cranky when I haven’t had time to just disconnect and get alone with my thoughts 😩

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