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Do You LIKE Your Own Company?

Nerissa Shea


Are you friends with yourself?

Do you like your own company?

Or are you constantly looking for a distraction?

A person to distract you?

Your phone?

The TV?

When is the last time you sat alone with yourself with no distractions?

I cannot stress enough the importance of sitting alone with your thoughts - FULL DISCLAIMER, it is NOT always comfortable.

I wouldn’t say I am addicted to my phone, well, on saying that, I do love a good scroll in the evening as much as the next person but whenever I catch my screen time getting ridiculously high – I DELETE APPS.

For a few days at a time sometimes.

You will realize pretty quickly that no one really cares if you haven’t posted about your dinner tonight or that you haven’t shared the ol’ #OOTD.

BUT on the flip side of things – you will also realize that you don't miss it.

You didn’t miss seeing Joanne’s dinner down the road or Sheila’s homemade banana bread and THAT is a magical thing.

I am not here to diss on social media, but I am here to advise you to check up on your consumption and how you use it. Is it benefitting your life or hindering it?

I personally feel like social media, out of all the distractions we have these days, seems to be the most addictive.

How can we truly get to know ourselves if we are NEVER alone with ourselves?

Coming from someone who constantly loves to be around people, always had the tv on & LOVED being busy, this was really hard for me at the start.

It is actually quite uncomfortable.

I feel like meditation helped me to become more comfortable with sitting with myself but not everyone wants to meditate & that’s cool. All I’m saying is for even 5…10…minutes a day, maybe with your morning coffee, why don’t you just sit there and be aware of yourself, journal your thoughts if it helps but just be AWARE.

We live such busy lives, constantly thinking about what we have to do next that when it comes down to just sitting with ourselves, we become SO lost as to who we are, what we’re doing, and what WE, not society, actually wants out of life.

People always say ‘‘I am so BAD at Meditating!’