Note To Self

How To Embrace Being Alone

In the latest edition of Note To Self, FW editor Emily Brooks answers a reader's question about embracing alone time.

By Emily Brooks

Note To Self

In the latest edition of Note To Self, FW editor Emily Brooks answers a reader's question about embracing alone time.

By Emily Brooks

Dear Em,I want to wholeheartedly embrace self-care but I find that when I’m alone, I can’t relax. I’ll cut myself a terrible fringe or do a deep dive on the latest findings on Mars. Teach me to meditate. Teach me to be happy with alone me.Not Quite Calm in Bronte, NSW

Not Quite Calm in Bronte! I don’t know exactly why you’re choosing to cut yourself a terrible fringe in moments of You Time. I don’t know exactly why you’re investigating life on Mars. I don’t know exactly why you can’t wholeheartedly embrace self-care, but I do know it will be for one of two reasons. One of these is stopping you find contentment in alone time and that is either You or Your To Do List. Both are fortunately controlled by You, so the Early Good News is you can handle it. The first step is defining what one it is, so I will hurry this introduction along and explain.

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