Find a Place for Solitude (Habit #6)
Find a place for solitude (and let everyone know)! Having your own spot, beanbag chair, or easy chair reminds you that you will have quiet soon. With a visible object, we have a reminder that spending time alone is doable and important.
So, let’s get started on how you’ll create a haven for solitude in your life.
Fill in this sentance My favorite “alone space” is_________. I will make time to visit this space______.
#3: Quiet your mind (yes, you can)
When you are alone, the next challenge is to break the habit of thinking about all of the things that you should be doing rather than quieting yourself. This is a tough one. Shutting your mind oﬀ can be done, but it takes training. Reject silly worries and give yourself permission to worry about other things later, like in thirty minutes, but not during your solitude.
Write down your worries here before visiting your alone space:
Now you can go with an open mind to take time to regenerate yourself and your soul.
#4: Go deeper
As mothers we need to learn to wait in our solitude. We must wait for refreshment. We must learn to be patient for answers, understanding, healing, and ﬁnally peace.