Simple pleasure of the week: solitude

Having time to yourself is special. Time alone provides opportunities for reflection, inspiration, for connection with self, for beautiful things to happen. Sometimes it just provides opportunity for a Netflix binge, but that's another story. I've written about the importance of social relationships and the dangers of isolation. Solitude is different from isolation. Solitude is time alone with a positive intention. Solitude feels good, whereas isolation doesn't. Solitude is all about getting quiet and grounded. It's about creating space in your life, and it's necessary for balance. I had a lovely day at home with the husband at work and it was just what I needed to rebalance, reconnect with myself, and reconnect with inspiration. Next time you feel overwhelmed, overly busy, bombarded with information and stimulation, seek some solitude and see how it goes. Happy Weekend!