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  1. It’s interesting how time and life events have changed my sociability from the person you describe as drawing energy from others and enjoying consistent interaction – to needing to be quiet in my thoughts, prayers and space. I agree and understand that we need to be honest with ourselves and those we care about. Thanks again for a insightful article xoxo

    1. You will always be that light, that ball of energy that draws in love and compassion. Even if you might not feel it somedays – the light hovers around you – constantly. Quiet is a peaceful place. But just always remember, in that place – you are still never alone. Love is always right here. Right beside you – never too far away.

      You are such a magnificent woman. Thank you for being such a superhero.

      Thank YOU.

  2. I’m an introvert and have, surprisingly, been struggling with alone time during quarantine. I suppose this is the longest I’ve gone without my girlfriends so it has been tough. But allllll of your suggestions are so so good. I also like to do a facemask with a glass of wine in hand (sometimes) while facetiming a friend 🙂

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    1. Totally understandable! There is definitely a difference between wanting to be alone and HAVING to be alone! It really puts a lot in perspective! This is definitely not an easy time so I am sending you so much love! You know you have a friend in me, so don’t ever be afraid to message!

      ouuu, facemask + wine!?! sign me up!!!

  3. This is such an awesome post Pam. Often, introverts feel the need to always be around people so they wouldn’t be considered boring or lonely by their extroverted friends who are constantly in the midst of crowds. The truth though is every personality is unique and preferring to stay some does not make anyone less of a person.

    1. you are so so right, Mimi! We often feel low because we feel like we SHOULD want to be around others when it’s just not how our brain works! It recharges during peaceful, quiet moments of alone time! I love that you said “every personality is unique” because that’s also SO true. Not every extrovert is the same just like not every introvert is, either! It’s all about the person. Nonetheless, whoever you are – you are YOU and that is SO special!

  4. Great post! I am naturally an introvert but I do have to admit that quarantine maybe made me even more of an introvert if possible. I found it pretty easy. I sort of have to peel myself away from being in front of the computer and just force myself to go out and take a walk. There’s a fine balance between alone time and being a hermit I think lol

    1. Honestly, I completely understand that! Isolation has definitely forced alone time on us even if we are naturally introverts. For some reason, it definitely feels different! I agree, there’s such a fine line so it’s important to still get out – see the world. I kind of had to force myself towards little things like the grocery store and getting gas and stuff. The mall was a big one!!
      So I agree! It’s important to still be around people without crossing your inner boundaries!

  5. Heyy Pam!

    This post is necessary for many reasons. In particular, one is being aware of what works best for you and knowing when to retreat to recollect yourself.

    Learning to embrace your alone time is a wealthy and healthy place to thrive. Retreat to a solitary place is needed.

    Thank you for sharing this reminder, sis!

    xoxo,
    Widster

    1. Hi Widster! Thank you so much, honestly!

      I agree completely and I am so happy if I can remind anyone of this! Thank you SO much!

      xoxo ,
      Pam!

    1. ouu that would be such an eye-opening experience! I feel like travelling solo really shows you just how strong you are! love that!

  6. I’m an introvert and I love spending time alone and enjoying my own company. It’s a powerful tool to self-discovery. I usually watch my favorite show, listen to music or go for a walk when I’m alone.

    1. Those sound like amazing things to do when spending time by yourself, Syedah! I love all of those things and they seem so peaceful and serene! I totally understand you!

  7. As an introvert, I can relate to needing to recharge after a long day at work or even spending time with friends. It’s a need to regroup and reenergize. I used to think there was something wrong with me but I now look at it as my self care time– bike riding, reading or watching a movie. Thank you for spreading the word that it’s okay to want to be alone 🙂

    1. You are SO right, Ana! I love that way of thinking! That is THE perfect way of thinking about it. It’s truly self-care and self-care is a form of self-love! We could ALL use a little more self-love!!

      Thank YOU so much for commenting!

  8. I love these suggestions! I’m naturally very happy to be alone. Your list provides some really great ideas!

    Great post!

  9. Great tips Pam! I’m an introvert and like alone time too. Things I like to do when alone: read, write, workout, hike, plan and reflect on my goals, and learn something new.

    1. Those are such great activities! I also like that a lot of them have to do with personal development! Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. I have no idea what I am anymore; I use to be an introvert but I also like being around people and I’m not as shy as I use to be! But I do prefer to stay home. By myself. My bff and I are the same. We always say we’ll hang out more and one of us cancels and we go back to just hanging out over the phone or FaceTime instead lol!

    I do find that people who are uncomfortable with their own company and constantly need people around tend to raise some red flags. But that’s just my experience!

    1. That’s very fair! You know what, I think we often forget that there’s a category right in between. It’s called Ambivert!! It sounds like that may be you! It’s so amazing that you are so self-aware that you know that you like a little bit of both! It’s all about boundaries and honouring your boundaries to yourself!

  11. Love this post. I can be quite introverted at times – I’m the kind of person that loves being alone and I need my own space. I love how you’ve given detail on the benefits of being alone as well as such a long list of things you can do during this time

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