I’m not telling you to be by yourself or quit your significant other. We all need a little time to process our thoughts and desires in solitude. This can include but not be limited to a break from social media, events and unnecessary conversations. Sometimes we get so caught up in what others expect of us that we don’t pay attention to what we want from ourselves.
Recently, I counted all the commercial broadcast during a break in my show and I ended on 12. That’s an inordinate amount of impressions and information (some of it useless) we’re exposed to during an hour episode. Then there’s the sound of our social feeds. Videos, live streams and interweb conversation. Heaven forbid you are in constant contact with others while you’re at work. Your voice becomes drowned out by the over abundance of opinions and ideas of others. When would you ever have time to hear what you’re feeling or thinking? I guess you’d have to settle for your dreams.
That’s not sufficient enough. You need the opportunity to come to some conclusions and generate a generate an action plan. So, put your phone on do not disturb or just schedule some time to just be alone with only the sound of your own voice. (Make it a house date. Just to keep down the chance of someone bumping into you while you’re out and about.) I do this all the time.