I found a 7-day challenge with writing prompts and thought I’d give it a go. The prompt for day one is “write about a treasure you have”. Most might write about a physical object or family, but I’m going to put a twist on that and tell you something I treasure: Solitude.
There are people who hit the ground running each day to noise. I. Just. Can’t. Starting the day listening to the news or morning DJ shows on the radio creates chaos in my brain. I don’t want information shoved into my ears first thing in the morning. The thoughts in my head are chaotic enough. I like peace and quiet in the morning – and at various points throughout the day, like lunchtime and right after work.
On days off, spending time in solitude writing or reading recharge my soul. At most, I’ll listen with ear buds to instrumental music (no lyrics to focus on) or sounds of nature (tropical rain forest, birds in a meadow, babbling brooks) if needed to drown out surrounding chaotic sounds. [currently listening to early jazz]
I consider escaping to just about anywhere in nature with a camp or beach chair, a cooler (water, snacks, and maybe even lunch), and a book or journal is time well spent.
Relaxation is important to me for clearing my mind. There’s nothing better than peaceful solitude to relax.
What do you treasure in your life?