Working on mind, body and soulful ways to like being alone with myself
I have tried my best to work on myself in mind, body and spirit, and being alone is a difficulty for me and a personal goal for some time. I developed a goal statement. ” I will enjoy being alone with my many selves; finding that I like my alone time,” but nothing seems to work except when I am not alone.
So I decided that alone time may be good for everyone except me.
I have needs that include being around people.
It does not seem that everyone feels this way, but I do so I seek out activities and solid time slots to spend with others.
One of the slots is church where I get to meet with God and new people; running into others who I may have not seen for many years and this time is my “I am not alone time.” And I listen to many authors who make statements about how much people should enjoy alone time; deepening that personal and meaningful self and developing insight into who you are.
The I ruminate on how I may need to be alone and I am just not ready to feel the bliss of it yet.
So I now schedule alone time; silent time during my day to write, read, meditate and paint.
This schedule has helped me to deal with the times that seem empty and without activity but I still feel alone and perhaps even empty inside of my soul.
And I keep my positive attitude by saying to myself daily, ” I am not alone, the empty times are just moments that are there because I am restless or feeling bored.”
Walking has probably helped me the most with my alone time because I can think; hearing the waves of the lake as I walk and meet people along the way. This has become the best way I know to heal myself from those empty alone times that seem to pull me down a notch into the negative side of my thoughts and feelings, but I pick myself up and move along my path with an internal reminder that this is the present moment in time where I do not have to think about anything but breathing in and breathing out.