It doesn’t matter if you love your job, are studying for exams, or have young children who depend on you, taking time out for yourself is essential for your health, productivity and for your sanity!
Here are 5 reasons you should make sure you get some alone time on a daily basis.
Reboot and unwind - When you don’t have to worry about other people and keeping up a conversation, your brain gets to relax a little, giving it time to reboot and unwind.
Step back and change perspective - Often when we are in the thick of things we can get weighed down with problems that seem to have no solutions. Taking time out allows us to reboot, unwind and take a fresh look at any issues we are dealing with from a different perspective.
Reconnect with your inner self - When we spend all day focusing on others it can be really easy to lose sight of what it is we want for ourselves. By taking the time out on a regular basis to just be by ourselves, we have an opportunity to reflect and reconnect with our inner self.
Just for you - One of the best things about taking time out for yourself is that you can do whatever you want to do without worrying about whether it interests others or not. So whether that be going for a run, doing some craft, listening to music, reading a book or simply lying in the sun, having time to do what you want to do is important!
- Supports independence - Being independent is important, not just in the sense of being able to look after yourself, but also in being content with your own company. By spending time alone on a regular basis you are supporting your mental health by cultivating independence.