Solitude Improves Productivity

Did you know, it is proven that when people are alone they can focus much more and be way more efficient. That is generally a pretty common know fact. Well, then why do not many people do it? I think part of it is because people don’t want to be alone because many don’t want to work hard. I also think it is because we are so caught up into the business of society that we actually forget we are often more productive when we are alone.

One of my good friends owns several companies, one of them being a luxurious limousine company. He does not hire very much management for any of his businesses because he likes to oversee his employees. This can make life hard on a business owner. He has to take care of a lot more of the logistics and issues. Well, he claims that when he is by himself in an isolated place with no distractions, he can just crank out work.

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Why Alone Time Is So Important

quiet time when life is busyAs said in my previous blog post The Ozarks, the world is a busy busy place and people are caught up in the midst of it. Being busy is not a bad thing, but if you are always going at 100 miles per hour and never taking time to be alone, it can be detrimental to you.

As a follower of Jesus Christ, I believe that God wants people to spend quiet, 1 on 1 time with Him. This, along with the beauty of the Ozark Mountains is the main driver as to why I spend time away from people and society. My get aways to the mountains don’t happen that often but I do make sure to spend at least 10 minutes on my own every morning before I start my day. I read my Bible and spend time in prayer with God. Spending time alone is the best way for me to speak to God and for me to listen to what he has to tell me.

Regardless of whether you are a Christian or not, spending time in isolation for just a few minutes each day is so beneficial for your mind and well being. It allows you to slow down and feel at peace. It reenergizes you and makes you feel ready for the day ahead. It can be a time where you simply get to relax. It can also be a time where you better yourself.

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