When was the last time you had some alone time? And no, bathroom time doesn’t count 😉 It is said that taking time to sit in contemplation on a daily basis is a key concept for success no matter what it is you want to achieve, so why aren’t more of us doing it?
The main issue is that some of us are uncomfortable spending time alone without distraction. Being alone with our thoughts can be a scary proposition. If we don’t know how to control what we’re thinking, negative feelings can consume us. Making more alone time very unappealing. The key to maximizing our alone time is learning how to control our thoughts and focus them on something specific.
Have you ever been completely overwhelmed by an issue or problem that you don’t know what to do? Maybe you’ve even sought counsel from friends or family. The next time this happens, choose to make some time for private contemplation. The answers we’re looking for are always within; we just have to take a moment and listen.
Whether you choose to meditate or simply spending time alone, just FOCUS on that specific issue that you are seeking a resolution to. This may seem like an absurd idea for 2016 but maybe you should take some time to unplug each day. How about an hour before you go to bed, turn off your electronics (including cell phone!) and set it across the room. If you don’t want to read a book or meditate, that’s fine. Put on some soothing tunes and don’t be afraid to get lost in your thoughts. The key is finding a time that works for you so that you can establish a daily routine. Okay, daily may seem a little crazy at first so lets try weekly? One day or a few hours for one day each week you just unplug from everything. Go for it.
Maybe you’ll feel like you have more mental clarity, perhaps the answers you’ve been seeking for weeks or months will come to you. You may just feel a lot better about yourself and what’s possible for the future. Are you ready for you?
Now signing off with the reminder: Don’t wait for the world to recognize your greatness, live it and let the world catch up to you.