The other day I saw this picture on my Facebook feed:
It made me think about how often the theme of alone time comes up in therapy.
For some individuals their happiness lies in mastering the challenge of being able to look after themselves through drawing clear boundaries. Knowing when to stop putting others first. Knowing when to create time for themselves. Whilst these individuals are so busy attending to the needs of others they often end up feeling drained and even can become depressed.
For others happiness lies in learning to break their "alone time". Breaking their isolation. They have often become quite comfortable in their own company and find that they lack the energy to at times break away from it. They find socialising draining. These individuals often end up battling with symptoms of anxiety and depression.
May you find your healthy balance between alone time and time for connection with others.