Finding Yourself In The Squidward State of Mind?
We’ve all been there. Young, filled with energy, so full of hope & so many expectations. When we watch Spongebob & the gang on TV, we would always relate to Spongebob & on our lazy, mellow days, Patrick.
But here we are, 15 years later, watching the same show once again & finding ourselves in Squiward’s shoes. And then we wonder, are we loners now? Do we hate the world?
Nope! Not in the slightest!
It’s okay to want time alone. It’s okay to want space & quiet. It’s alright to kick back with a good book, by yourself, on a Saturday night. And it’s not just okay, it can be good for you. There is so much you can gain from spending time alone.
Here are just a few reasons to channel your inner Squidward:
1. Open Up Your Mind & Dwell in It’s Wonders
“Time alone” is a great time to let your creativity run wild. Sit down in your favorite nook & think of all the things that make you wonder. Find new solutions to old problems, troubleshoot your work issues or even just write in your journal.
2. Introspect & Get To Know You
You, my friend, are amazing! There are so many things that make you the wonderful human you are today. But sometimes, the inner lines of your mind can get tangled like an uncooked pack of noodles.
So it’s great to take the time to boil up all yoru thoughts, straighten them out & get to the root of anything that bothers you, everything that amazes you & even those pesky flying thoughts. Get all your ducks in a row, all by yourself.
3. Refuel Your Mind & Personality
It’s been a long week. A week full of smiling, being courteous & putting your best foot forward. You don’t ever let yourself falter in your hustle. You are a superhero! But even superheroes need to take a beat, relax & recharge for the next week of crime-fighting & world-saving.
Brew a hot cup of coffee, put on a movie you’ve watched a 100 times & unwind as the same old dialogues are recited by the same old faces. You’ll find a whole pale of energy to tackle the next week right there.
4. Fill In Your Planner
Life can get overwhelming. And if you’re trying to be your very best, you’ll need to take the time out to Plan! Plan your work out, plan your meals out, plan your breaks if you must.
If you have your week mapped out, clear as day, you’ll find yourself coasting through the week & hitting all your checklists without a shred of stress.
When you’re home alone & you’ve got an hour, get out your trusty planner & figure out your week.
5. Meditation For Your Soul
Alone-time is a great opportunity for you to meditate. Meditation can help you open up your mind, relieve you of stress, nourish your soul & just leave you feeling light & joyful.
There is no shortage of apps out there that can help you get started on meditation, even if you only have ten minutes of solitude. Get started & feel the difference it makes.
6. Find Others Within You
Has there been a friend or a colleague that has been getting on your nerves? Have you found absolutely no common ground to stand on with them?
When you have some time by yourself, take a minute to walk a mile in their shoes ( metaphorically of course ) You’re alone, there are no external factors to cloud your mind, no noise to add to the chaos & no body telling you what to think. You may find yourself looking at your formerly annoying friend in a new light & understanding them more as you develop your empathy.
7. Follow Your Passion
Common guys! This one’s a no-brainer. Sing a song, write a poem, play some guitar or put on a choreographed dance recital just for yourself. There are so many things you love to do & so little people that you share those interests with. So why not just explore them on your own.
There are just so many wonderful things you could do with some quality time alone. So unleash your Squidward self, bask in the quiet, Immerse yourself in what you love most, rediscover the parts of yourself that you once lost. And find a new you, everyday.