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Podcasting: Are You Alone? Your Company Is The Greatest Company You Have

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“In the silence we listen to ourselves. Then we ask questions of ourselves. We describe ourselves, and in the quietude we may even hear the voice of God.”

– Maya Angelo

Each of us has been reintroduced to our most essential relationship…the one we have with ourselves over the last two years (in covid period). The concept of being alone has evolved some negative connotations in modern culture. On a Friday or Saturday night, being at home alone is frowned upon. You’d be labeled a “loser” and your pals would inquire as to your well-being. We’ve been programmed to believe that being alone is a bad thing. We’ve also mixed up the terms “alone” and “lonely.” Of course, this is not the case. Being alone does not always imply loneliness, and many people might feel lonely even when others surround them. “Loneliness is about perceiving that no one is there for you, However, isolation entails making the decision to be alone with your thoughts ” Amy Morin, an author said. The point I’m trying to convey is that learning to spend time alone is critical for your mental health and personal development.

Below are some of my finest recommendations for discovering your own path, which will allow you to create the life you want while still enjoying your own company.

Pay Close Attention To Your Feelings

Solitude is a door to self-care. Check in with yourself just as you would with your loved ones. How are you feeling? Physically? Emotionally? Mentally? Solitude is the key to higher self-awareness, which then opens the door to change. It’s not easy to be able to sit alone with your thoughts for extended periods of time, but at an age when social connectivity is the constant, it’s imperative for our mental health to frequently unplug.

Determine your objectives

Take charge of your own destiny. You’ll wind up spending your life on autopilot if you don’t spend the effort to be alone with your thoughts and question yourself, “What do I want to accomplish this year?” You must have a goal in mind, a destination to strive for. Take the time to consider your long-term goals.

Find a pastime or a project that you are passionate about

When you ask most people what they enjoy doing, they might mention activities like working, exercising, reading, spending time with friends, and traveling. However, these options can be uninspired and common. If you’re looking for a place to start, consider exploring the books recommended on podcasts. Having a hobby, or what we used to call PLAY as children, is extremely beneficial for both physical and mental health. It enhances happiness, fosters a sense of flow, and strengthens relationships. If you’re unsure where to start, consider your social media habits. Are you following a lot of florists or chefs on Instagram? Do you enjoy creating new Spotify playlists to share with others? Start with your existing interests. And, if you need further motivation to pick up a guitar, or camera, or start writing that novel you’ve always dreamed of, remember that having a hobby has been shown to improve your work performance, and physical health, and reduce stress. So, let’s take a chance at something new. Your mind, heart, and loved ones will thank you.

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