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Are you mates with yourself? Do you LIKE your own company?

Or are you constantly looking for a distraction?

A person to distract you? Your phone? The TV?


I cannot stress enough the importance of sitting alone with your thoughts - FULL DISCLAIMER, it is NOT always comfortable.


I wouldn’t say I am addicted to my phone, well, on saying that I do love a good scroll in the evening as much as the next person but whenever I catch my screen time getting ridiculously high – I DELETE APPS.


For a few days at a time sometimes.


You realise pretty soon that no one really cares if you haven’t posted about your dinner tonight or that you haven’t shared the ol #OOTD.


BUT on the flip side of things – you also realise that you didn’t miss it. You didn’t miss seeing Joanne’s dinner down the road or Sheila’s homemade banana bread & THAT is a magical thing.


I am not here to diss on social media AGAIN – I just feel like it, out of all the distractions we have these days, seems to be one of the most addictive.


How can you truly get to know yourself if you are NEVER alone with yourself?


Coming from someone who constantly loved to be around people, always had the tv on & LOVED being busy, this was really hard for me at the start.


It is actually quite uncomfortable.


Whether you are ‘into’ meditation or not is not the point of this post. I feel like meditation helped me to become more comfortable with sitting with myself but not everyone wants to meditate & that’s cool. All I’m saying is even for 5…10…minutes a day, even with your morning coffee, why don’t you just sit there and be aware of yourself, journal your thoughts if it helps but just be AWARE. We live such busy lives, constantly thinking about what we have to do next that when it just comes down to sitting with ourselves, we become SO lost as to who we are, what we’re doing, and what WE, not society, actually wants out of life.





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