This Is Why We All Need Alone Time

Are you overconnected, stressed and tired? Do you feel the need to turn off and let your body, mind and brain rest? Would you like to be alone, focus on yourself and reboot? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you probably need “alone time.”

  1. Alone time allows you to feel more revitalized and interact better with others.
  2. Alone time gives you time with yourself, allows you to listen to your own inner voice. It might take you out of your comfort zone, but it is so worth it.
  3. Alone time can help you reassess your priorities. Life is short. Make the best out of it.
  4. Alone time can help you understand yourself better and be more effective in your decision and relationships.

Easier said than done you think? Here are a few tips:

  1. Plan a break in your busy day, a break for you alone. Take a walk in the park, sit down with your favorite magazine, enjoy a nice cup of tea. At work, close your door, take off your shoes.
  2. Turn off your phone, laptop and other devices…enjoy the silence or some nice, soothing music.
  3. Get up earlier and focus on yourself: a few yoga poses and meditation will help your energy flow and get you ready for the day.
  4. Start the day with your favorite food or drink. That hot chocolate you’ve been craving lately? Go for it!

I love to recuperate and re-center in nature. I am fortunate to be able to travel near and far. From hiking in Nepal or Tibet, to desert camping in Saudi Arabia and cruising the North Pole…this time I am going to an ashram in the south of India, for alone time and a much-needed spiritual retreat.

Stay tuned for my next blog post, some photos and hopefully, some pearls of wisdom.

Until then, Namaste,


Hiking in Tibet, summer 2010.
Cruise to the North Pole, summer 2018.
Reflecting on life in the Desert of Saudi Arabia, 2016.

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