Introducing Habit # 6: Time for Solitude
Alone. All alone. For us mothers, the thought of being alone brings feelings of elation! Whether we spend the day at home chasing toddlers or in the oﬃce attacking deadlines, we all dream of peace and quiet at the end of the day. The truth is we need solitude. While we can’t survive without friends, community, and family, we also need a healthy balance of time alone in order to recharge physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Let’s talk about ways to work on making time for solitude.
#1: Start with bite-sized moments
The first challenge is simply to determine that you will ﬁnd moments for solitude and then that you will take advantage of them. For example:
-Going to the grocery store alone
-Sitting on the deck alone for ﬁfteen minutes after the kids are in bed
-Find other places for solitude: the car, the bathtub or shower, the oﬃce, or the backyard.
All right, Moms. Fill this out and stick to it! Yes you can!
This week I will ﬁnd three separate occasions to have 15 minutes alone:
How do you find solitude in your life?