Seek Solitude

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Welcome to day 1 of the Decompress – Where’s Your Happy Place? powered by Compass One

Being alone helps you know yourself. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you’re constantly surrounded by other people — patients, coworkers, friends, and family members. Even if you work from home because of the pandemic, you may not be alone — your kids may be doing virtual school, your spouse may also be working from home, or your pets may be demanding your attention.

Being alone is good for you. You can make your own interests a priority, and it helps you learn more about what you truly enjoy.

We’re giving you permission to put yourself first by scheduling time for YOU. Tonight, schedule some deliberate time — the length of time is up to you — for solitude. If you’re an introvert, you’re probably excited at the chance for alone time. Extroverts, we know this might be challenging, but don’t avoid the solitude — embrace it.

During that alone time, turn off technology and get lost in your own thoughts. Try one of these relaxing ideas:

Want more ideas? Try one of these suggestions of 30 uplifting things you can do alone. Let us know how the first day goes in the challenge update thread here or on Facebook

Find this helpful? Inspire others and use the social media links on the left side of your page to share this tip with a nurse you know and invite them to join Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation


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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Jun 14, 2021 5:44 PM America/Chicago

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