Happiness & New Year Resolutions: Taking Time Alone

Happiness & New Year Resolutions:                           Taking Time Alone!

I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.      ~ Katherine Hepburn

 solitude

Hello my friends, so a new year has started and many of us have resolved to make some changes in the coming new year.  We are addressing each of top ten resolutions and hopefully helping you be more successful.  Tonight, we talk about taking time for yourself in the new year.

This particular New Year Resolution is a very interesting one for me to write about.  You see I’m an introvert, although most people who know me often think that I’m an extrovert.  What most people miss is that the true measure of whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert has to do with how you charge your batteries.  Recently a friend posted an amazing graphic on what it means to be an introvert.

It would be rare in my estimation for an introvert to resolve to spend more time alone in the new year as we require time alone.  It is how we recharge, you see interactions with others drain us of our energy, where as an extrovert actually gains energy from social interaction.  Surprisingly to most people introversion or extroversion has little to do with how social you are or even how much you enjoy social interaction.  So us introverts already know a lot about spending time alone and what that can do for you.  So tonight’s post is pointed at the extroverts out there.

For those of you who feel that time alone can be a bit unnerving, here are some reasons that you should allow yourself more time alone.  First is that it allows you to rest and recharge, take a break from all of the needs and responsibilities around you.  Second, it allows for quiet reflection and this can help your mood, alleviate depression, and develop your creativity.  Of course no need to take my word on it, from Psychology Today, Six reasons to spend more time alone.

The article gives you some good tips on how to carve out some alone time even in the midst of our busy schedules.  So take some time my friends and it will help you have a happy day ~ Rev Kane

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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