Dictionary.com defines Solitude as: "a lonely, unfrequented place, remoteness from habitation. Is that true? Could it become a place desirable to all?
Solitude, for me, is a time to relax, reflect, rejuvenate and recreate. This can be a time that proves to be beneficial to your health and wellness. Let's take a look at how you can turn solitude into a time to show gratitude.
Relax: A time to disconnect from all stressors in your life - cellphone, the iPad, the TV, problems at work, and an other distraction. Relax your mind, relax your head, relax your eyes, relax your shoulders, relax your stomach, and relax your legs. With concentrated effort you will relax your whole body.
Reflect: A time to think, ponder and meditate. How did I get to this point in my life? What have I learned thus far? To whom can I show gratitude for even small blessings? Which paths do I want to avoid going forward, and which ones I want continuing on into the future?
Rejuvenate: A time to restore your youthful vigor, your positive energy, your will to continue. Close your eyes and travel to your most desired destination. In the background you listen to music that inspires you. Go for a walk in the park, in the forest, or wherever you find nature - trees, birds, mountains, beaches. Listen to the sound of nature.
Recreate: A time to refresh by means of relaxation and enjoyment with the objective to restore physically, mentally and emotionally and spiritually. Take time to do something you really enjoy, something that will bring a feeling of accomplishment and fulfillment.
This, for me, is Solitude!