Finding Your Moment of Solitude (Habit #6)
Some of the feedback I’m hearing from Moms about lesson #6 (Make time for solitude) is that it’s impossible. You name it, I’ve heard it. From “Maybe when my kids are older,” to “Sorry, alone time is a luxury for moms who have nothing better to do.” to “I could if my kids and husband weren’t so demanding of my time.” Really? Are the excuses we come up with really why we avoid solitude or is there something deeper going on?
Here’s the bottom line:
We find time to do what we really want to do. So do it. Find time–anywhere–for a little solitude.
Here are some ideas:
- In the car, on the way to pick up the kids from school or coming home from work, create a moment of silence–turn off the radio and just drive.
- Go to the bathroom, shut the door and take a bubble bath or just sit in the floor and just BE.
- Go sit outside on the deck or in a lawn chair after you’ve put the kids to bed.
- Find a moment of solitude and silence when you’re scrubbing the floors (I write best when I’m paining walls or vacuuming).
Help me add to this list…what are some simple ways that we can find a moments peace?