Do you like to spend time alone? It is a very personal concept as we all have different preferences.
Some of us want time alone but feel pulled in all directions with our responsibilities.
Others thrive in the company of others and may avoid being alone as the silence seems too difficult to sit with amongst the noise of a busy mind.
In nature animals are genetically wired for extended periods of hibernation for rest and renewal in times where resources are scarce and before returning to the world.
Taking time out to isolate ourselves away from the demands of our lives can be confronting and strange when we are not used to it.
Although it is well documented the many health benefits of practices such as yoga and meditation that encourage self contemplation and reflection, most of us find it an art difficult to master.
When something is taken apart you can see what’s really there and is often best done alone so that each piece can be examined carefully before being returned or rejected.
If you consider the contrast of a child learning to read, there are times that it is important to practice with others, but it is also equally important for the learner to work alone too to maximise the retention of the new skill they are developing.
For adults sometimes they need to be convinced to take time away to prioritise their businesses.
Some owners are drawn to specialised training and courses that are offered as retreats and packages to give them a creative re-boot for their minds and bodies which invite them to ‘go within’ to rediscover their goals and dreams.
Planning alone time is essential to give back to ourselves an opportunity to re-join the world, ready to share, connect and collaborate from a confident position in knowing what we really want and need.
Just like early learners it is important to have a support team at the ready for the moments that you are feeling alone and overwhelmed with information overload.
By purchasing a membership with The Garden you can have instant access to information and support that will have you back on deck quickly and confidently. Knowing there is expert advice right at your fingertips allows you to enjoy uninterrupted productivity; which can be a definite joy of working solo!