Whether you've realized it or not, Isolation is a blessing in disguise. Spending time alone is what will teach you everything you need to know about yourself.
In today's world we've filled our lives with too many busy, irrelevant activities and we've taken time away from doing the things we love to do, doing the things we need to do, and spending productive time with ourselves doing the things that make us better.
Spending time with yourself is one of the best things you can do while alive. In periods of isolation, whether for minutes, hours, days, or months, we're allowed the time and ability to observe and optimize our inner dialogue and self-talk. If you can influence your mind to think positive, productive thoughts then you will act on them and actually achieve a life you love to live.
Think of how much time you already spend alone - waking up, in bed, driving, walking, sitting, waiting, eating, using the bathroom, on your phone, on your computer, watching tv, working out, and so much more. Imagine if you used this time and these thoughts improving yourself.
Each day you wake you need to use your time wisely. Whatever your circumstances are find time to be alone and work on the things you need to work on to create a successful, productive human. Workout, eat healthy, discipline yourself, strengthen your thoughts, plan things out, execute on plans, work hard, improve your life, make progress, and earn the things you want. As you grow you can gather the people and the resources to do even bigger and more powerful things.
Don't allow yourself to know what you need to do while inexcusably not doing these things.
When we spend time with ourselves we have the ability to observe the way we think and strengthen it. Thriving in isolation begins with appreciating your time alone and constructively using your brain to learn about yourself and your life.
Before life can be conquered, it must be understood. In order to master, control, and discipline yourself, your mind must be wired to work for you rather than against you.
If you do not yet know yourself you are unable of fully knowing others and if you do not first love yourself, you are unable of fully loving others.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Knowing yourself is the beginning of your life.
Once you realize you have enough, you truly become rich. If you keep yourself centered and embrace life and death with your whole heart, you will endure forever.
Life is finite and life is short. One day your life will come to an end. Take the time to understand the world and yourself so that before you move on you make a life you love, and are proud of. Be a part of things, be the one to start things, create things, share things, innovate, excel, and dominate.
What to work on:
To begin with, so many of us are unable to identify what we're thinking or why we're thinking it. In isolation or meditation you are able to calmly sit back and observe your thoughts and thought process. Practicing this alone will enable you to become aware of how you speak to yourself in different situations and improve the dialogue. As your thought develop, master replacing your negative and weak thoughts with optimistic, confident, strong thoughts.
With continued improvement you'll begin to eliminate self-deprecating thoughts and weak inner dialogue to become the best version of yourself. You may not be aware of it or you may deny it but nearly everyone has poor tendencies, isolate yours and advance them.
Emotional intelligence is "one's capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions - and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically."
So many of us lack emotional intelligence when it should be one of the primary subjects we're focused on understanding and working on in life.
This is what time alone and in isolation is for. We're not to aimlessly or anxiously spend time thinking while we're alone, we're to deliberately spend this time in introspection and observation of our minds to identify what makes us worse and implement what makes us better.
Your visions will always become clearer when you can look into your own heart for your own answers. You can't lie to your soul. Your conscious is alive and constantly telling you what to do better but weak human tendencies don't allow you to act on those thoughts. Therein lies the difference between productive, successful individuals, and unmotivated, average ones; the ability, willingness, and commitment to participate in the hard activities that actually push you forward.
Your life, success, peace, and joy are proportional to your ability to learn, progress, love, and endure. Life does not last forever. Identify how you wish to live and do what you must to gain that way of life for yourself and the ones you love.
The journey into self-love, self-acceptance, and self-improvement must begin with self-examination. Until you take this journey of self-reflection, it is almost impossible to grow or learn in life. As you embark on this journey, you will begin to soar.
The key to spending time in isolation and introspection is to avoid falling victim to your thoughts or observations. When you identify parts of yourself which are not ideal do not judge or scold yourself for them, rather, view these things objectively and make the commitments necessary to improve them. That's the purpose of this exercise and of life; to strengthen your mind and yourself and to be the man or woman you wish to be.
If you love life, do not waste time, for time is what life is made up of.
When you are a warrior in battle, you don't count the days battled, you just get up everyday and fight.
Even more inspiring, the strongest people among us are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win the battles we know nothing about.
At Empty Whole™ we have no doubt you will embrace your life and your full potential to fully master each day.
It's imperative we understand that things come and go, emotions come and go, people come and go, and nothing lasts forever. It's important to accept and embrace the way of life and the way of the world, and to choose to do with this information what you can versus being controlled by it and falling victim.
Do not be consumed by fear or insecurity. Do not fall victim to thoughts or opinions. Do call yourself out on the things you fail to do and get to work creating the type person and life you admire.
As humans we consistently fail to realize the infinite power we possess. Our thought patterns are filled with self-defeating ideas and beliefs. Within you lies the power to achieve anything, whether its the pinnacle of success in any field you enjoy or simple, lasting peace of mind. If you realized how powerful your thoughts were you would never think a negative thought.
In times of distress, say to your heart "peace, be still."
Your thoughts and subsequent actions are what shape who you'll become in the future and who you've become to this point. The power of your mind is so great it's almost incomprehensible; "whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right."
In isolation you wake up every day and you answer to yourself. If you don't put all your heart into the tasks at hand you'll be the one to feel the disappointment and regret for your lack of progress.
The most important habits to implement include fitness and exercise, healthy eating, positive introspection, reading, writing, and connecting with your best self.
Consistently employing these habits are what provide you the discipline, strength, confidence, and wisdom to be your best you and pass it along to others.
In times of great confusion, loss, and hardship, you have two simple options - you can choose to rise up or to back down. We pretty much never back down. Adversity is expected; hardship is a part of life.
When you're doing well and working hard, make it look easy! Put all your passion into your work, your health, your fitness, your loved ones, your wardrobe, and your discipline.
Be present. Accept that wherever you are is exactly where you should be and extract your growth from this moment. If you're not who you wish to be, you know what you must to do to acquire the things you long for. If you are where you wish to be, you know exactly what you did to get there and you know you can't stop. Keep moving forward.
To thrive in isolation is simple, but not easy. Stay focused, do the hard things that make you better, stay disciplined, and stay productive.
As long as you're alive, we'll be here for you.
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