My need for being alone versus socializing with friends changes like the eb and flow of tides. Sometimes I just need some alone time to recharge and be with myself. I have the best flatmate ever but lately I started missing coming home and having quite, silent nights for myself. Call me weird but I’m not always in need for a long conversation every night.
Leave me Alone
When I get like this I start to get impatient, irritated and my concentration for what others have to say diminishes. It’s not even when I’m out but really when I’m at home. There’s a lot going on inside me so I can’t take much turmoil from others.
Yesterday as I was talking to a friend of mine she was in doubt wether she should go to a party or not with her friends. She had had a busy week and lately she had been enjoying staying more at home than socializing with friends. Because this was going on for some time she felt obliged to go and also to force herself to go out but why should she? It’s ok to have periods where you prefer staying at home (doing nothing) because I’m sure that there are plenty of times that you’re more outside the house than inside. That’s my case at least!
Be An Eternal Student of Life
Alone time gives me time to study about life, self improvement and spirituality. Meditate more, try new things and work on improving myself. You can learn from your friends and environment as they serve as mirrors but this goes hand in hand with introspection. At some point when things get out of balance I start to feel tired. When I go out too much, I start to feel tired. If I’m at home too much the same happens.
I tend to be so enthusiastic once one phase hits me that I forget to balance it out. The most important thing is to listen to yourself and do what feels good. Not because of society, not because your friends want you to but because your body & soul is asking you to.
Do you ever feel like taking a time out from friends and family to recharge?