Many love to run to clear their heads and be alone. That was my initial infatuation with running. I felt such a sense of calm afterwards like I had solved all of the worlds problems.
"When your mind is clear, ideas and insights seem to pour in out of nowhere."
"When you take a breather, the prefrontal cortex in your brain gets a rest," says Susan Biali, M.D., author of Live a Life You Love.
~Then I realized that even in a crowded gym, I was at that moment, having alone time. I had my headphones in, trekking along, and enjoying a magazine.... which I feel like I never have time to read anymore. Alone in my own head. This was a nice realization since my running/clear my head time has been put on hold for a long time. You can read about that here.
Just yesterday at work my co-worker was telling me how sometimes she just has to go in her room and shut the door for 15minutes, even if no one is home. I totally agree with her. I LOVE alone time. I've never been the person that needs people around all of the time to feel okay.
I even turn off all the lights in the house when I get ready in the morning just around sunrise. I love the calmness of faint light. I immediately relax when the lights are dimmed. In fact, I have dimmer switches in almost every room in my house. My Husband often makes fun of me for turning off lights and doing things in the dark.
So take a few minutes and spend some time alone today. You will feel refreshed, clear, and ready to take on the world. And pick up the October copy of Ladies' Home Journal...it's a good one! (there's some great recipes in it, and a fantastic article about conscious eating)
|"sometimes a girls just needs some alone time with a good cup of coffee and some comfy socks"|