Thursday, May 7, 2015

Is "alone time" good for you?


This idea of taking time to yourself correlates with some previous topis we have covered in health, like handling stress, and spirtiual health. With everything we have going on in our life we sometimes forget that it is good to take a break from all the stress. This article discusses all the benefits of having alone time, and how it can give us the proper time we need to rest. By giving yourself a little "me time" you can clear your head of all your worries and find some peace. Giving time to yourself can re-energize your brain, and can cause you to pull yourself away from all the pressures we face in society. I believe this article makes tons of valid points and as someone who gets energy from "me time", I can testify that this idea of alone time is the best thing one can do for oneself.

. Do you believe that alone time is a good solution for stress?
. Would you try this method?
. Do you think being alone is the same as being lonely?

8 comments:

  1. I think that alone time sounds like a great solution for stress. People often build up too much stress from dealing with human affairs. Spending some time alone to escape all those affairs could definitely help reduce one's level of stress. I would try this method when I feel overwhelmed with relationships and/or schoolwork. I don't thing being alone is the same as being lonely - people can choose to be alone, but can't choose to be lonely.

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  2. I completely agree with this article and post. I believe alone time is a great stress reliever for people of all ages! I would definitely try this method, in fact, I actually do sometimes. I do not think being alone is the same as being lonely because sometimes being alone is necessary to simply think or reflect. Being alone can be someone pulling themselves away from the rest of the world on purpose, whereas someone suffering from loneliness probably does not have a lot of friends in the first place. I think that all people, regardless of any stress levels, should find time every day for "me time."

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    1. I agree with the idea that being alone is not the same as being lonely. I think it's helpful for people to take themselves away from all the hustle and bustle that life puts on us. I also believe that someone who is lonely has a lot of emotional issues that they have to overcome before they can branch out and socialize. So with that, being lonely isn't the same as spending time alone. You may feel more isolated if you spend too much time away from your friends but that's not always a bad thing to take that time for you.

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  3. I think that this post is very accurate in regards to what people should invest their time into more. Especially nowadays, this could help a lot of people live a much more healthy, relaxed, worry-free life. There is so much stress and such high expectations on humans today, that it should almost be required. Personally, I need my "
    me time" some days because it's the best way to breathe, and remember my morals and continue to just live my life, rather than worry so much about all of the problems and challenges that the world and life brings. Not only is alone time important, but just a hobby or something that can help let you slip away from the real world every so often is really important to have. Whether that's a sport, dance, yoga, running, etc. people should search for a stress reliever because it will only reduce the negativity that somehow surrounds us on the daily. I recommend that more people should be educated on this topic and really consider the positive effects that it can bring!

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  4. I completely agree that alone time is necessary in order to relieve stress, it gives you time to think for yourself in an environment that is peaceful. I always use this method when I am feeling really angry or frustrated because being alone gives me space to breathe and not have anyone who may be bothering me continue to stress me out. Also, when I am feeling stressed I love alone time usually with some music. I do think that being alone and to your self all the time when you're upset isn't always the absolute best but a little bit of it is definitely necessary in order to gather your thoughts, calm down, and meditate so that you don't react to others in an upset state. Also, alone time is far different from being lonely because you are choosing to be alone for a reason best for you. Alone time is very important and allows you a moment to reflect on yourself and do what you love, away from reality.

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  5. I completely agree with this article. As an introvert, I find that being alone can be very helpful, but I'm always asked how I could possibly like being alone. I like when I see articles stating that alone time can be good for you. What many people don't realize is that introverts do like being around and interacting with people, but find it physically exhausting. I find that being alone can just help me with calming down after being around many people and really just anything that happens in life. Being alone can help even if a person isn't an introvert, it can help with stress and worry. This also raises the question, how much alone time is too much? Being alone too often could lead to a feeling of isolation, but in moderation it could be an easy way to reflect and relieve pressures brought on by life.

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  6. I agree with article. I do believe alone time is good because sometimes advice given by peers are annoying and I just need some time alone to think for myself. However, too much alone time can create problem because for me, I tend to over-think. Over-thinking is bad because it creates more problem that is not even there in the first place and I get more stress. Therefore, while I do believe alone time is good, too much alone time is bad.

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  7. I agree with article. I do believe alone time is good because sometimes advice given by peers are annoying and I just need some time alone to think for myself. However, too much alone time can create problem because for me, I tend to over-think. Over-thinking is bad because it creates more problem that is not even there in the first place and I get more stress. Therefore, while I do believe alone time is good, too much alone time is bad.

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