I have often written about the importance of solitude but now that it feels forced, I’m not such a fan. Our current situation has created “Forced Solitude” for many with the single and widowed elderly impacted the greatest. In other words, those living alone.
The importance of solitude cannot be over emphasized but too much of anything is not good. It takes a balance.
I think this time of “Forced Solitude” validates the need for human connection. Both physical and non-physical. We need each other. We learn new things and cultivate healthy habits when we are around interesting people. Being around others is an essential part of our wellness.
On the other hand, solitude is also an essential part of our wellness. Take this time of forced solitude to think about all the positive implications of solitude.
- Opportunity to plan your life
- Improves psychological well-being
- Boosts Creativity
- Increases productivity
- Allows you to make choices without outside influence
- Better insight into who you are
Let’s reach out to the ones we know and love during this time of Forced Solitude and Self-Isolation. As I mentioned earlier, it can be more challenging for those living alone and those already suffering from anxiety and depression.
During this time of solitude, take time to say a prayer for those hit hardest by this time.
I challenge you to embrace it and actually give thanks for the lesson it came to teach us all.
Peace and Love,
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