Well. What an interesting challenge this was for me this month.
I’ve spent a lot of time socialising (which was expensive!), and I’ve even spent some of that time with people that are new in my life. I’ve attempted to join a sport team (remains to be seen if I’ve been successful), I’ve joined several new meetup groups, I spent time with family, I pursued a volunteering opportunity, I’ve reconnected with old friends, and in general I’ve had some really wonderful experiences.
This month I also was reminded of the value of alone time. I always valued my alone time but I think there was a part of me that believed that valuing it as much as I did bordered on social isolation, a common warning sign for my depression. Whilst I still believe this, and I know I can’t simply abandon alone time, I also know that there has to be a line between necessary alone time and social avoidance. Saying yes to things even when I feel like saying no, tuning in to what I actually need, and using social time as my refresh/recharge/reset button sometimes!
It’s been a rewarding month, but certainly a challenging one. There are still several things I would’ve liked to achieve with this goal that I haven’t, but I’m happy I did it now- when I did. It’s been valuable.
As for what I need next… I’m not sure! I will visit my list, have a think, and report back tomorrow on what I’d like to go and DO next 🙂