If you know me, you know I love a good dance party, a good laugh, a big dinner with friends and family..I can teach a yoga class full of 50 or more people and not feel nervous..
BUT..If you know me really well, you know that while part of me is very outgoing and extroverted, there is another part of me that is not. I am in fact a hermit. I NEED to spend time alone.
As an empath, if I don’t spend time alone, my mind becomes a jumbled mess of other people’s thoughts and feelings, I become confused, exhausted, and very stressed.
Spending time alone helps me connect to my soul and the wisdom that resides deep within.. Spending time alone helps me reflect, reconnect, and recharge.
Yesterday was one of those days when I needed to be alone. I went up to the mountains, strapped the baby in the baby carrier, and went on a hike. I know I wasn’t technically alone, but the baby slept the whole time, and there was no talking involved. Just breathing and being present with the wisdom of the trees, my soul, the birds, my breath.
It is all about balance.
Spend some time ‘alone’, it can be very therapeutic! And you might even discover you like to be a hermit too. ~Yogini Tiff