Discover 5 ways investing in ‘you time’ benefits your mental wellbeing.
Life is so full on, we sometimes fail to step back and treat ourselves to some precious alone time.
Investing in some ‘you time’ can be incredibly beneficial for your mental wellbeing. Here are five reasons why, according to Psychology Today.
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Eliminating distractions and interruptions from your day can work wonders for your productivity. Setting aside time to be by yourself can improve your focus and concentration on whatever task you’re looking to accomplish.
Distractions also impede your ability to think, particularly when something needs solving. Find a quiet place, perhaps arming yourself with just a pen and paper, so you can be alone with your thoughts and focus on solving your problem.
As the world becomes more and more digital, we’re constantly being introduced to technology that keeps us ‘switched on’. Turn off your phone, close your laptop, and ignore your emails for an hour. Decluttering your brain and allowing yourself to unwind can ease the stress caused by feeling constantly on the go.
Alone time gives you the opportunity to think about things in solitude, and you end up developing your own opinions on matters that you might not by being part of a group. You won’t be swayed by consensus or peer pressure, so you’ll build confidence in your own judgement.
Taking time to think about what’s really important to you and the things you’re grateful for in your life can provide you with an enormous sense of wellbeing.
You should also know there’s something else you can invest in to protect your mental wellbeing. And it could cost a lot less than you might think…