Alone or Lonely? An Extrovert’s Guide to Solitude

Conversations from the Heart - June 24th 2022

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Lifestyle, Self-Love, Growth

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

The rise of smartphones and the internet has brought about many changes in our society, one in particular being that solitude is really hard to come by.

We are bombarded every moment with text messages and emails - and if not, we can open up our social media apps to stay updated by the minute. Gone are the days of being truly alone.

In today’s episode, Rachel shares her struggle to find a balance between her extroverted tendencies and her need for true solitude. She reminisces about the time when she traveled without the internet, using only guidebooks and the occasional payphone as her companions.

Her lack of alone time lately has her craving something deeper - a break from social media? A solo plant medicine retreat?

Solitude can be uncomfortable, but it’s the only way you can get to know yourself without the world’s expectations on your shoulders.

Tune in for an episode that will have you craving quiet moments to hear your true voice.

Key Takeaways

  • How much time daily do you spend on your phone? How many moments of presence do you lose every day?
  • We used to do so much without the internet. Now it seems we can’t go an hour without it.
  • Our true nature comes back to us one way or another. What are your instincts telling you?
  • Take some time alone to recalibrate. The life you are trying to create requires a bit of discomfort, boredom and solitude.