#29 Forms and Focus Discussion on Solitude
IT IS TIME TO TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF
Sometimes, you just need to unplug. Life is crazy, and it seems to never stop. Because of this, we never stop, which is killing us. One thing we can do is prioritize a little "ME TIME." Today, we are going to talk about the benefits of being alone and some things you can do TODAY to enjoy a little solitude and increase your focus. Let's dig in....
0:00 Intro to The Creative Space
0:23 Intro to Podcast
0:54 Problems Keeping You From Resting
5:45 Solution to Increasing Creativity
SHOW NOTES FROM EPISODE #29
PROBLEM: We Are Not Intentional About Disconnecting
- Episode #27-28, people are not taking vacations, people are not taking lunch breaks.
- Here is another problem, when people have a few extra minutes, they are going straight to social media. According to Statista, “People worldwide spend 147 minutes a day on social.” Over 2hrs bro.
- Here is what sucks though, “according to an article Lonely Nation on StudyFinds.org, “2 in 3 Americans for more alone than ever before.”
- People are not good at being alone: Article, “What Happens In The Brain When You’re Alone” on Headspace shared research:
- In one study, people were left alone for 6 to 15min with no distractions—except a device that administered electric shocks. Nearly 70% of men and 25% of women chose to shock themselves. In another version of the study, participants were told to sit alone in their home with their thoughts for 10 to 15 min. More than half confessed to cheating by getting up from the chair or distracting themselves with phones or music.
BENEFITS OF SOLITUDE
- Amy Morin, psychotherapist and the international bestselling author wrote in an article in Forbes: “7 Science-Backed Reasons You Should Spend More Time Alone.”
- Alone time increases empathy & Solitude increases productivity.
- Solitude sparks creativity.
- Being alone can help you build mental strength.
- Being alone gives you an opportunity to plan your life.
- Solitude helps you know yourself.
- Be intentional about being alone.
- Set times on your calendar to be along.
- Set spaces you go to with the intention of being alone: hiking, running, biking, go see a movie alone, go eat alone, etc.
- Don’t look at your phone (that is your monkey brain).
- Take a notepad and write down whatever you are thinking.
- Read a book about someone who inspires you.