Have you ever found yourself giving someone advice only to realize you were actually talking to yourself the entire time? As humans, giving advice seems to come so easy since we are detached from the experience and the consequences of the choices made by those you are advising.
But what we fail to realize is that sometimes we should all be giving that same advice to our inner selves. As crazy as it sounds, we really should be talking to ourselves on a daily basis. Of course, I recommend doing this in the privacy of your own home! No need to be seen as crazy in public.
I have to say that I don’t know a lot of people that feel comfortable being completely alone with their thoughts. Personally, I feel most comfortable when I am alone with my thoughts as this allows me to recharge my energy being the natural introvert that I am.
However, the far majority of people that I know, hate to be alone. Most of them will work 8-10 hours in a office full of people only to want to leave with those very same people to do a lot more crazy stuff together. For me, that is just too exhausting and I need my alone time.
But to get back on topic, we should all be drinking our own Koolaid so to speak. The advice we give to others should be the very same advice we heed ourselves. This will make us authentic and honest people, believing in our ideas and feelings which in turn will cause others to trust us even more.
My advice to you would be to trust yourself more and learn to talk to yourself, giving your inner being the alone time we all need as humans. One of my favorite quotes of all time is by a philosopher named Blaine Pascal. I leave you now with this quote which sums up how I feel about alone time.
“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone”