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You may often hear the importance of surrounding yourself with others and the importance of support and friendship. Many times, however, people fail to talk about the importance of spending time alone. Being able to be comfortable by yourself is crucial to your mental health. While it is beneficial to be surrounded by those you love, it is also essential to spend time by yourself. If you are constantly with others, you may start to notice that your mental health is affected. Here are a few activities you may enjoy doing on your own. 


#1. Take a Vacation


Traveling is a great activity to do on your own. When you travel, you step outside of your routine and your comfort zone. Give traveling alone a try. You will have to learn to trust and depend on yourself. 


#2. Take a Hike


Hiking is a great activity to force you to get outside and exercise. By hiking alone, you can notice the quiet of nature and tune into your thoughts. Explore that trail you have wanted to hike or push yourself to hike further down a familiar path. 


#3. Read a Book


Reading can calm your mind and allow you to escape into another world. Life gets hectic, and learning to pause and relax is a fantastic skill to have. You may feel lazy or unproductive if you are not moving and accomplishing activities and items on your to-do list — fight through this thought process. You deserve to relax and find your inner calm to help maintain your overall well-being. You don’t always have to check items off your to-do list.


#4. Write in a Journal


Writing in a journal is a great activity to do on your own. Write down your thoughts, your worries, or your expectations. Write about your day and what went great or not so great. When you can get your feelings out on paper, you can more easily find your inner peace. 


Being able to recognize when you need some time alone is essential. We all need to learn to be comfortable with ourselves. If you feel the need to be alone, try activities such as traveling, hiking, reading, or journaling. Here at The Guest House, we understand that facing your fears and being on your own can be scary. You may even feel overwhelmed at the idea of not being surrounded by your support system. We are here to help you better understand your mental health issues and begin to work towards your goals. Call us at (855) 483-7800.