Welcome to Episode 133 of the Sheep Dressed Like Wolves Podcast. In this episode I look at the ways in which guilt prevents us from protecting and making the most of our solitude.
A few years ago I knackered the battery in my old laptop by leaving it plugged in for too long. I didn’t really think much harm would come from “keeping the computer charged”, but in so doing I was de-conditioning it and essentially turning it obsolete.
A battery has a purpose: to allow the laptop to function when it’s not plugged in. How fast it drains depend on how heavy the usage and demands on it. But it’s designed for this continuous cycle.
The purpose of a laptop is to be taken out of its environment and to be used, all the while knowing that when needs be it can come back to its power supply where the battery is refuelled.
In this podcast I look at some truths about alone time that make it vital for introverts and HSPs, and how we can give ourselves permission to regularly plugin.
We need to create a better rhythm and pace which prioritises cycles of charge and battery use. It’s no good having one without the other because unless we have the cycle we end up with the same result.
Under-Charged or Over-Charged
Whether we’re undercharged or overcharged (un-conditioned) it doesn’t make much difference. Once we’re unplugged and out in the world it wont be long before we shut down.
What are three areas of guilt that we may experience when it comes to giving ourselves permission to embrace, enjoy, and use alone time in positive ways?
- The Pressure of EVERY One
- Admitting defeat – An infinite world’s demands on a finite being
- You SHOULD Think Like This or That
What motivation might we have to protect and permit our alone time?
- Alone Time Makes You MORE Sociable
- Alone Time Makes You Creative
- Alone Time is As Important as Food, Water, Air and Exercise
- Alone Time Gives Others Permission
- Alone Time Prepares You for Anything
Over to You
What is the biggest roadblock to your protection of alone time/solitude? Please leave your response in the comments below.