5 reasons why you should put your phone down and embrace alone time

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Turn off technology and enjoy a spot of me time...

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Do you get a sense of impending doom as soon as you are faced with a moment of solitude?

If like us you fear your own shadow and reach for your mobile as soon as everyone leaves the room, it may be time to embrace your own company a bit more. After all, you're pretty fabulous.

WHY YOU SHOULD ENJOY TIME BY YOURSELF


1. Give your brain a break


We spend some much of our day looking at screens and making imaginary to-do lists, you need to give your poor old noggin a chance to have a breather. In the long run your mind will be clearer and more focused.

2. To become more decisive


You know when you have a million things to think about, all of a sudden deciding what to have for your dinner is impossible. Chicken kiev or spag bol, chicken kiev or spag bol, ah!

Spending time on your own will not only help you to clear your mind and focus, but make you more confident in your skin and in your ability to make decisions.

3. Work through your problems


Often technology and our hectic lives can stop us getting to the heart of problems. Taking a step back from the day to day can help you reflect on what is really going on.

Sitting with a cup of tea and watching the world go by can give you chance to really question your relationship, your career and help you work out what you really want and how are you going to get it.

4. Improve your relationship


To be ultimately happy in a relationship - you must be happy with yourself. We don't mean to get all inspirational quote on your ass, but it's true.

If you can not be comfortable with yourself, you may start to bring doubt and negative thoughts into your personal relationships. And that does no good for no one.

5. Find inspiration


Some of the best ideas come to you when you are not looking for them. Doing menial tasks like cleaning, baking, or tidying allows your hands to be kept busy and your mind free to wander.

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