Alone time means getting to know me


“The waves of the sea help me get back to me.”

Jill Davis

Ann Christine from Sweden, the hostess for Les Artists photo challenge (LAPC) #238 wants the participants to share their ‘alone time moments.

She says

“Alone time means time spent by an individual or a couple apart from others. It is often used to ground oneself, or to do something creative.

In the northern countries we are known for this need for alone time – but I strongly believe we all need it. We just have to watch for the signs… even if they are not always easily recognized. You might for example need some time away from other people when you are feeling short-tempered or getting easily irritated by minor things; feeling overwhelmed or overstimulated; having trouble concentrating or getting anxious about spending time with other people.”

Well said Ann Christine. Thank you.

Alone time vs Solitude

I started wondering whether ‘Alone time’ and ‘Solitude’ are synonyms.

I understand from the internet that they are the same.

Scientists say that Being alone can help our brains to refresh & recharge.

This ‘being alone’ should be without any distractions or disturbances from others or anything.

‘Being alone’ can also help you to introspect.

“Solitude is not the absence of company, but the moment when our soul is free to speak to us and help us decide what to do with our life.”

Paulo Coelho

Though physically you are alone, mentally you are not.

At this point, you are getting inspiration for your plans, and ambitions, realizing your strengths and weaknesses, etc.

How to differentiate ‘healthy time alone’ (no self-criticism) and ‘Negative time alone (full of self-criticism)?

This depends on you alone.

My friend, you are not a school kid any more.

Why don’t you concentrate on steps that can be more productive and beneficial to you, your family and others?


The best gift we can give ourselves is to be with Mother Nature. It’s free.

And available everywhere.


What are the places you can seek ‘Alone time’?

My dear friend, you don’t need to go to the Himalayas or the Arctic or exotic locales.
There is no need to search for prime places in your nation or in other nations.

Just search for quiet locations next to you, in your location.

Some examples

  • If you have a seashore or river banks or even your terrace( watching the night sky) is enough.
  • You can take a long walk.
  • Sitting on the balcony
  • Relaxing in the garden
  • Or if you are lucky just watch kids playing and look into their eyes and the energy vibrations from the kids.
  • Simply switch off your online activity.
  • Reading a book

Each individual is unique and one can always decide what exactly brings the ‘Alone time’ moment and enjoy the pleasantness accordingly.

Since I am lucky to have a beach nearby, I spend time watching the waves and enjoying the sound waves.

What is your favourite ALONE TIME?

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

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This Post is part of Ann Christine’s LAPC #238- Alone time


11 thoughts on “Alone time means getting to know me

  1. Love your musings and reflections, Philo. And you are lucky to have a beach to walk pondering life and living. I too love the sound of the waves, but seldom get to hear them. You are so right – we don’t need to look far away to find our alone time.

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    1. I appreciate your sweet sentiments, Donna.
      You are correct that kids don’t worry as much about distractions and just enjoy playing in the present.
      To be completely honest, whenever I witness children having fun and glowing with joy, I feel energised.
      That is the ideal time to be alone for seniors.

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