Blog Banner

The Power of Time Alone   
Daily Dose
Taking time regularly to be quiet and alone with our thoughts helps us gain perspective and insight, and it can stir our creativity. During this time of solitude our thoughts flow freely, expanding and developing, without interruption. New ideas may come to mind, or fresh insights about you, a situation or an experience may emerge. It’s important to understand that solitude (time alone) is different from isolation, which is about keeping our thoughts, joys and struggles to ourselves, rather than sharing them with a trusted friend or loved one.

So how should you use your time alone? First, allow this time to be refreshing, energizing and calming. It helps us step away from the daily grind and into our thoughts in a positive way. To make the most of your time alone: Choose a place where you won’t be interrupted, such as in a park or a quiet room. During your time alone, allow your thoughts to flow freely, focusing on thoughts that are meaningful and helpful to you. Stay with them in order to gain insight and perspective. Have paper and pen available to record any details later. Your time alone is similar to the early stages of meditation, when thoughts arise. Taking the time to be alone with your thoughts in a productive way invites creativity, wisdom and inner peace, and it is an important part of healthy living. BR>

ADDED TO   1376 days 11 hours 35 min ago
1  Comment  |  Trackback Url  |    Links to this post

Jonathan Reid commented on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 10:58 AM
Name *:




CAPTCHA Image Validation

Make citrus another main squeeze! Seasonal oranges and grapefruit may lower your risk for ovarian full tip
Wellness Experts
Our team of Cleveland Clinic Wellness experts is here to show you how the mind, body and food work together to help you live healthier, feel better and prevent or even reverse disease.

Meet Our Experts