It’s so easy to put ourselves last. This modern world we are living in is very fast-paced and overwhelming at times. We are seemingly available 24/7 due to the use of social media. Life is busy for everyone. But why is ‘Me’ time important for the soul?
It’s funny because I never would have thought this. I used to think if I was alone that I was really alone. That no one wanted me or liked me. That people would judge me for not being social constantly, or out and doing something fun or exciting.
Over the years it became apparent that I got this all wrong.
Being alone is so good for the soul. It helps to boost your self-worth. It allows you to get to know yourself, your boundaries and what you enjoy doing.
I was hanging out with people constantly, but I felt more lonely than ever as I wasn’t respecting myself, and I wasn’t doing anything that truly enriched my soul or boosted my mood.
I was able to choose what I wanted to do. I was able to look after myself and to figure out what would boost me and make me feel happy, replenished and content.
Even if it was just watching a TV series I wanted to watch. The escapism from everyday life freed me. I was able to get absorbed in another world and leave mine behind for a few hours.
I started exercising, taking long baths, reading and writing. I was respecting what my mental health and my wellbeing needed. It needed a break from the rush of adult life. It needed a break from all of the responsibilities.
I took up hobbies.
Taking up a hobby for yourself is really important. I would encourage anyone that is struggling with their mental health, to throw themselves into a hobby and see where it takes them.
Having something for yourself is so soul-fulfilling.
It could be anything, from sports to sewing, to collecting something. I love baking and cross-stitch. So whenever I need time to myself, I make time for one of my hobbies.
Fake friends will do nothing but drain you. It is far better to be in your own company, enjoying things you love than to be in the company of fake friends.
So next time the business of everyday life gets to you and you feel drained, think about taking some time out to yourself. You will thank yourself later for it.
Do you spend much time alone? Do you enjoy it? Pop a comment below.
You’ve made so many important points in this post! I absolutely love spending time with myself now and I can’t believe that I didn’t know to appreciate it since the beginning!
– Laura // afinnontheloose.com
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