In The Loop with Andy Andrews, hosted by David Loy
On this week’s episode, I talk about the surprising benefits of spending time alone.
Why is it important to spend time alone?
• Spending time alone is the best way to concentrate my thoughts.
• It’s a good way to stimulate creativity.
• If I can wake up before my family and refrain from checking email, my phone, or turning on the news, I can have amazing results.
This isn’t so much about being alone as it is about spending time with my boys, but while driving the boys to school, I reach my hand back and say, “Hands!” and we pray for…
• Our day
Sometimes, it’s necessary to leave the house in order to be alone. Here are some of the places I go:
• The woods are a great place for me to get away.
• I’ll go alone to a cabin sometimes and spend several days by myself.
• Most of my novels are not written while I’m at home.
• The water is not a particularly good place for me, as I’m always wondering what is in the water.
As much as you may be thinking, I wouldn’t say that I am alone a lot.
• It doesn’t have to be for long periods of time every single day.
• It’s important to make a habit of finding at least small portions of the day during which you can be alone.
We also had an interesting question come in: would I rather spend a year alone in a box, or 15 years alone in a hotel room? Tune in for my answer!
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