5 Reasons Why You Should Spend More Time With Yourself

Spending time with friends and family is always good, but spending time with yourself is sometimes even better. Just you, your thoughts and whatever you want to do, with no obligations, no other opinions or plans and no pressure from anyone. It is not only relaxing, it is also proven that alone-time is good for you.

So it is okay to say to your friends that you don’t feel like going out or watching a movie together. In case you still don’t feel convinced, we give you 5 reasons why you should spend more time with yourself:

#1 – Get to know yourself

If you are always around other people it can be difficult to discover who you really are. When you hear the opinions and plans of other people all day, it can be hard to figure out for yourself what you want and stand for.

When you have alone-time, you only have to focus on what you want and like. This way you will learn to listen to yourself and discover what you really want.

#2 – You  learn to love yourself

Next to the fact that you will get to know yourself better, self-appreciation and loving yourself also a part in spending some time alone. You will learn how to have fun with yourself and by loving yourself you will also be able to love others.

#3 – You can do whatever you want

Watching Spongebob or Gossip Girl all day, singing in front of the mirror or eating in bed while you are reading a good book, it is whatever you want to do. No one can tell you to clean, cook or finish your to-do list because you are the only one in charge. How great is that feeling!

#4 – You learn to rely on yourself

Especially when decisions need to be made when you are alone. This is the time to listen to your voice and rely on yourself. Being self-dependent is really important for Career Girls. Sometimes it is nice to hear the opinion of others, but being able to listen to yourself and making a decision based on you and what you think/feel is also a part of your growing process.

#5 – You save money

Very practical but oh so true! When you are out with family or friends, it is always very likely that you will spend money. When you have time with yourself, the simple things can already be very entertaining, reading a book or just staring out the window and thinking about your life is sometimes all you need for some quality time with yourself.

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  1. I really treasure my alone time. I have 2 small kids so it doesn’t happen too often.

  2. I like those. They’re quite to the point! I especially like the “get to know Yourself” point. We tend to lose Ourselves in others sometimes. It’s good to catch up with Ourselves every once in a while!

    The Chronic Dreamer

  3. LOVE this post – I love having me time as I get to relax and indulge in the things I enjoy on my own time. Perfect company ;)

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  4. I agree with this sentiment! Sometimes all you need to recharge is yourself. Less is more! :)


  5. Everyone should learn to value ‘me time’. These are my favourite days, though they don’t happen very often with kids!


  6. I couldn’t agree more! Especially the last reason. So true! With a kid it’s a bit harder to have alone time, but I manage. At least once a week I read a magazine with a cup of tea before going to bed. It feels like such a luxury!

    – X Marloes

  7. This is an excellent message! It is because of the moments we care for ourselves that we are able to care for others!

    -Ann with http://www.LiveGrowWrite.com

  8. Spending time with myself is so important to me! I really look forward to “me time” – It’s usually filled with reading, TV show binging, and skincare masks.

    Kindness is the best accessory,
    Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

  9. I love having time to myself! I don’t get bored, as i can finally do all the things that I actually want to do, like painting, reading, writing- and I always feel so much calmer after a day by myself. It’s something I need!
    Emily May Designs

  10. This is sone true!
    Thursday I was on my own because hubby went to football, son was in bed, and online friends weren’t around. I said to myself “alright, it’s just you and me now!” And as much as I dreaded it, it was refreshing! Rewarding! I laughed, I cried, and life continued.

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