When crisis strikes, most people are likely to seek support from people they’re close to. And I think, that’s the right attitude. Having a circle of loved ones can help us weather the most turbulent storm. At some point though, after that very difficult time, it is good to do some private soul- searching. It gives us the time alone to come to terms with our experience and determine what we learned from it.
We are normally action-oriented and we just want to do, do and do. We fall short on taking enough time to think. Anything that we can do alone to help us reconnect with ourself is good like: reading, taking long walks, journaling, etc. Women have the tendency and natural inclination to take care of others. Should it happen to you, don’t think that it’s selfish to spend time alone. It’s not being selfish – it’s self-care. You owe it to yourself to know when to start taking care of your own self. After all, we are better equipped at taking care of our family if we are in tip-top shape.