Need Alone Time? Here's How to Get Some.
This post is for all of my introverted, exhausted, can’t-speak-to-another-person-until-I-decompress people. We need a break, don’t we? Between traffic, phones ringing, dogs barking, and that one guy at work that has no idea what an inside voice is, life can feel pretty out of control sometimes. I’ve created a list of ways to find alone time when you desperately need it.
Look, I know this isn’t what you were expecting, but it’s always an option. Just make sure you come back and don’t forget to bring your phone charger, in case you get lost.
2. Step Outside
Sometimes, getting a little bit of that sunshine vitamin is the best way to reset.
3. Pretend you have to take a very important phone call, and then find a room to chill out in for a few minutes.
Your car is a great place to take fake phone calls, too.
4. Take A Vacation
If time and money allow, GTFO for a little bit. A change of scenery while being allowed to ignore people because you don’t know them and you’re never going to see them again anyway can work wonders. That’s exactly what this poodle had in mind when she booked her flight to Punta Cana: “Sayonara, betches.”
5. My personal favorite - Run Some Errands.
I hate having a to-do list, but there is something about heading out on a mission to find the perfect throw pillows (not that anyone needs more of them). You can go where you want and stay as little or as long as you want, and coming home after being around other people feels even more relieving.
The bottom line is this: If you need a break, take one! Allowing yourself the time and space you need to recover from life’s incessant nagging will make you a happier, healthier human being.
Cheers to internalizing pretty much everything,