“Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world so I can hear myself.”
I love this quote because it is a reminder that pausing for “alone time” is a precious gift we give to ourselves for our own well being. It is a powerful way to nourish our soul.💜
In the Personal Renewal Workshops, I help women find ways to live a more authentic life with exercises that tap into their inner wisdom, beliefs, and desires that become their voice, guide, and compass for their outer life. Expressing ourselves authentically in our external life can be challenging. Finding alignment with our authentic selves helps us stay true to our core values and live a more joyful and fulfilled life.
Living intentionally authentic helps us:
to respond rather than react to events and crises
to live a life driven by internal values and inner wisdom regardless of what others think.
to live from a place of peace instead of fear and make decisions from a place of compassion instead of judgement
to say no to what drains us and yes to what matters most and nourishes our soul
to recognize our needs and desires and then ask and receive what we need
to practice self-compassion
But how do we find our alignment and practice living in alignment? Like any new goal, it’s simple mindful steps that help us create new habits that assist us on our path to a new way of being. One simple step you might consider doing is to book an appointment in your calendar for “alone time” once a week to nurture your needs and make note of how that feels. It helps to remind ourselves to nurture ourselves. I have a separate journal for my thoughts and experiences during these “alone time” appointments. I might write about what I did and the experiences I had, or I might draw, collage or write a haiku (my favorite). This journal also serves as a reminder of the soul nourishment I felt when I gave myself some alone time and has helped make these appointments a weekly “get to-do” instead of a should do or must do.
If you would like to explore how you can live a life more more aligned with your authentic self, I would love to be your guide. This journey does not need to be taken alone and it doesn’t have to be without joyful play! I invite you to discover how Creative Soul Care™ Personal Coaching and Workshops can help you begin your creative practice to a journey back home to your soul and assist you in beginning the process of living a more joyful and authentic life.