There are so many negative connotations when we hear the word ‘alone’. However, ‘being alone’ or ‘alone time’ can provide great benefits and contributes to our emotional wellbeing. For some time I have been a great advocate of ‘mindful walking‘ as a way to engage in some physical exercise and make space so we can reflect (maybe even allow for some problem-solving), feel the ground beneath our feet, smell the air and listen to the sounds around us – in effect ‘see’ or become aware of what is around us. It’s this awareness that leads us to give attention to ‘the present moment’ and ‘being mindful’.
Attention is the most fundamental building block of change and insight. Attention ensures that we are aware as if we are not aware of something, we cannot change it. – Your Mindful Journey
Living a mindful life, or ‘being’ mindful, needn’t be complicated or unobtainable. One can easily experience the physical and emotional benefits – of spending some time with oneself – as pointed out in this wonderful infographic.
How to Benefit from Spending Time Alone – Provided by GetVoIP