Time alone is a vital part of cultivating a lifestyle of balance, good energy, clarity, and of course, self love. When we learn to yield to the need of alone time, and actually learn to enjoy our own presence, we begin to hear and see ourselves a bit clearer.
Unfortunately, a lot of people fear the thought of being alone, finding alone time strange and boring. The people with these thoughts often ignore the signs that they need time alone, and miss out on the benefits that a bit of personal time can provide. Take heed with these 5 signs which may arise when you need time alone.
- You are easily agitated by others. We all know the feeling of being constantly angered or agitated by someone and their most simple actions. It can even get to the point where we begin taking our anger out on that person for no good reason. Sometimes, it's not them, it's your need to separate from them and get back to you. It can do both you and the next person a favor if you simply separate yourself from a person for a while, get some space, and work on you.
- You feel anxious (in a bad way). The feeling of anxiety is a major clue that you need time alone. Some situations can be overwhelming or just too much to face at the moment. Never run from your issues, but definitely take time out to work out what's going through your mind about a situation.
- You are unable to clear your mind. Ever got that cluttered, scattered brain feeling where it seemed that your mind is going 100 miles a minute? Been there before. If you find yourself in such a predicament, and often, then it's time to step back and regain some mental clarity. Spend a moment alone to sort through your thoughts. Write it out, meditate, breathe, and make a commitment to move on from it. Give yourself time and be patient.
- Being around crowds is suddenly a turn off. Being around others can be an entertaining, loving, and useful experience. However, if you find that others' presence around you only dulls your spirit, then it's time to step back for a little while. You'll be no good in a crowd if you aren't good by yourself.
- You feel "too busy" and overwhelmed. If your normal, everyday routines and encounters are beginning to seem like too much of a burden, or as if they take up too much energy, then it may be time to pull back and observed. That stressed out feeling is a sign to slow down, gather yourself, and ease your way back into things, or else you'll push yourself into a mental and emotional wreck.