Truth time. Even pre-pandemic, time alone was rare. If we experienced a rare moment of quiet, it’s because we were doing something else. Probably, something household related that no one else wanted to do with us — i.e. cooking, folding laundry or putting away dishes. We often feel guilty when we have time alone and end up using it on anything (and everything) other than ourselves.
So, we wait for the times when we’re really ‘away’ from everyone to relax. Before Covid, perhaps with a girls trip or retreat. But now, while we’re all staying close to home for quite some time, it’s critical to find ways to rest, reset and recharge, even in small windows of time. Breaks, even tiny ones, have been proven to help us be more present and less stressed.
So, why wait? I had the pleasure of speaking with Melissa Mueller-Douglas, LMSW, Founder of Roc My Retreat. who gives wonderful advice on how to incorporate mindfulness into our daily lives, even during a pandemic! Visit momshierarchyofneeds.com to read the interview, “You Deserve Time Alone. But Mindfulness Helps When You Can’t.”