Enjoy your you time
Following on from yesterday’s post I woke up this morning to the sound of rain (one of my favourite sounds) and I grabbed a hot chocolate and just listened to the rain pouring off the windows.
Now there would have been a time when I wouldn’t have been able to do that. I’d have had to have my phone right next to me. I’d have to be texting someone or anxiously waiting for someone to rely. Just so I could feel I wasn’t alone. A few years on and now I love having me time, being alone definitely doesn’t equate to being lonely and it’s such a comfort because we can’t be surrounded by others all the time. I pat myself on the back when I think of how much confidence I’ve gained over the last few years in spending less time on my phone and more time doing things I enjoy.
I feel like so much of the time we’re wrapped up in what others are doing or how we appear to others. Especially with the rise of social media and worrying about follower counts or likes and comments. Now I can just breathe easy because I feel like I’ve finally come to a place of acceptance in my life where I can just be myself and enjoy my time.
It’s helped with my anxiety so much and it helps to not people please so much as well. I think it’s such a boost to feel comfortable and more confident around others and myself. (Because being alone with your thoughts can be scary!). But instead of seeing it as “alone” time, it’s time where I can be completely myself and my time is completely my own and I love that way of looking at it more and more as I grow in self confidence.
So take some time to just be you today.
Because being alone doesn’t mean being lonely, but quite the opposite 😊