(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)


Isolation is withdrawn, closed off and disconnected. It is feeling that you are alone in the universe. Most people have felt this way at some time in their life. Researchers tell us that the holidays are a time when some people feel isolated, cut off from others.

To spend time alone is a choice. It’s the recognition that we need time to regenerate, to think, to get away from the noise. Spending time alone is a rejuvenating experience.

Isolated is “nobody cares about me”. Spending time alone is “I want to get in touch with what is important to me”.

Chosen “alone time” is an part of having the life you really want.


Copyright 1998 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.