4 tips to Rejuvenate your Relationship with Yourself
Many holidays inevitably place emphasis to be put on your relationship with others. Motherâ°ÃÂªs Day and Fatherâ°ÃÂªs Day focus on the parent child relationship, Christmas tends to be about family and friends, and in this month of February Valentineâ°ÃÂªs Day becomes about couples. While all this is fun and should be celebrated the one relationship that tends to get lost is the one you have with yourself. Most associate spending time with yourself to be equivalent with loneliness. In fact loneliness and solitude are two different things that are often incorrectly thought to be synonymous and thus solitude has inherited a negative connotation. Many psychologists have actually found that seeking solitude can provide multiple benefits for people, so hereâ°ÃÂªs a few reasons why you may want to take some time out for yourself;
1 â°ÃÃ Studies show that solitude helps with cognitive function as it helps you improve concentration and productivity. A little time away from everything gives you time to organize your thoughts and this in the long run helps you process and plan of action more efficiently. Who doesnâ°ÃÂªt want to get more done?
2 â°ÃÃ Helps you figure out who you are and what you want. Solitude doesnâ°ÃÂªt need to be you sitting in a corner by yourself. It just needs to be a conscious effort to somehow put the focus only on you. Take a vacation alone, try a new hobby with people you donâ°ÃÂªt know â°ÃÃ the point is to eliminate outside pressures and do as you please so to get a better understanding of you. This leads to #3 on our list.
3- Psychologists have found those who take time for their selves are more satisfied with their relationships. In studies about social media they have found many feel the pressure of missing out and tend to partake in spending time with others due to pressure and then feel out of it. Those who recharge tend to be able to put more in and usually get more out of their relationships consequently.
4 â°ÃÃ Hereâ°ÃÂªs another one that may surprise you. Many think that brainstorming works best with others, however multiple studies have found you are most creative when youâ°ÃÂªre working alone without pressure and then bring your ideas forward in the group. Solo thinking just may help you come up with your best idea yet!
These are just a few of the reasons why taking some time out for yourself can strengthen you as an individual. In a world where networking and building relationships is key â°ÃÃ itâ°ÃÂªs okay to once in a while be selfish and focus on yourself. Stop feeling guilty, frankly itâ°ÃÂªs for your and others benefit!
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