The Importance of Solitude

Day 17 – “Q” Quiet Time

I tend to lean towards introversion. Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with family and friends; girls night, book club, having people over for dinner, etc. However, there is something so deliciously appealing about quiet time. Whether I’m alone on my back porch, sipping some tea and reading a good book as the sun sets, or staying in and watching a movie with a glass of wine, quiet time is absolutely essential to my sanity.

My favorite place to relax, breathe, and reflect is when I’m out hiking or backpacking. As I’ve stated in previous posts, I find that I am most in tune with myself when I’m surrounded by mother nature and all her beauty and splendor.

Heaven!!
Heaven!!

As summer quickly approaches, I look forward to many outdoor excursions to relax and unwind. To afternoons submerged in therapeutic snow melt, floating and staring up at the cloud dotted sky, at the family of ducks floating past, completely unphased my my presence, at the great expanse of forest closing in and surrounding me with peaceful serenity. To evenings spent at my desk, creatively writing and scribbling away as the inspiration hits; with the window cracked, letting in the sweet smell of grass, roses, the tangy, herbal smell of tomato vines, and listening to the ever calming crescendo of birds chirping their twilight lullaby.

What about you? What do you do to calm your soul and quiet your ever active brain?

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7 thoughts on “The Importance of Solitude

  1. My moments of solitude are few and far between as I live in a tourist area, so the summer is spent avoiding the crowds and the noise. At present there are lots of people over for the Easter holidays, but then I’ll get a few more weeks of bliss – before the summer sunseekers land! So, I’ll be off to watch the waves lap the shore before it’s time to hibernate! 🙂

  2. Clearly great minds think a like as I also chose to write about my quiet times for Q. There is something very soul-refreshing about the quiet times we can spend out in nature. 🙂

  3. I’m with you. I need quiet time alone to recharge my batteries. There’s something very peaceful about being outside in nature surrounded by trees close to water.

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