I Need My Alone Time

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    Alone But Not Lonely

    My alone time is very important to me. Especially after an evening with dinner or overnight guests. I like to have people around but lately a whole lot seem suffocating. To some I may appear antisocial when I escape to our front veranda for solace and fresh air when I'm cooking...
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    2 Responses Aug 13, 2012

    I Do Well During The Day, But At Night ...

    At night I definitely NEED some alone time.It's not like this for me every night because of course, it depends on what I did that day.
    SunFlowerSunrise SunFlowerSunrise
    18-21, F
    Dec 30, 2012
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 24, 2015

    not from any specific person,

    but in general. well actually, basically just time away from my family. But my friends also put a tole on me every so often. I need to have my alone time, my "me" time... I found myself putting so much energy into making sure everyone else was okay, that I didn't have any...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    hi guys! So I am 28 and i've been always a

    loner. At first when I was a teen I would try to make friends and its not that I can make friends but I long for real friendship, the life time kind of friendship, time passed and I still look for it in people but it is very rare to find I wander why. Today I kind of got used to...
    Camehashi Camehashi
    26-30, F
    Jan 5

    I have been blessed with an amazing husband

    and we have 4 beautiful children... but my alone time keeps everything in check. I need time just soaking up my own thoughts, enjoying my own company and not forgetting who I am. I think as wives and mothers we often become "Mrs. Soandso" or "Eli's mom" ...and our own...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 27, 2015

    Sometimes I feel my rage

    and depression missing me, calling to me from the dark corners of my mind.
    Benchillada Benchillada
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 24, 2015

    If you happen to see me on a couch,

    reading, sitting on my laptop blasting music like I'm trying to drown in it or furiously mashing buttons on my 3DS, DO NOT BOTHER ME. I've probably had a rough day (or at least an interactive one) and I'm trying to have some alone time. I'm quick to anger and almost always...
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed
    May 29, 2015

    It's not like I want to be alone all the time,

    but things can get pretty ugly if I don't get at least SOME alone time. Even if I'm with my favorite people in the entire world, eventually I'll just need to be alone for the sake of mental stability
    BigBearHug BigBearHug
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 14, 2015

    Every few months I need to be alone.

    often book a hotel and spend entire days in bed just relaxing. ..its bliss
    pmax2000 pmax2000
    31-35, M
    Nov 6, 2015
    bella4028 bella4028
    22-25, F
    May 9, 2014

    When I was young I used to listen to all types

    of music and I didn't really follow what was the fashion thing to listen but to whay clicked in my soul any given day. It's the same today. I canpass from melodic to heavy metal and then punk rock or whatever fits my mood in any given moment and my mood does change frequently...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome
    46-50, M
    Mar 13

    Everyone needs some time alone.

    Even in a relationship or a marriage, it's very important to remember who you are. Don't change for anyone but for yourself. Dont ditch your hobbies and interests for someone new. The time a part is beneficial, and needed. Of not, it can lead to suffocation and resentment from...
    Kman4You Kman4You
    36-40, M
    4 Responses Mar 23, 2015

    I wish I could just take some time off.

    ..I mean "off": No family, no work, no bills, no mental illness, no stress/worries...Just me, a quiet room, my thoughts (and some Vivaldi). I'm one of those people that requires solitary time to deal with the social elements of life.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 31

    That's the best thing about living ALONE .

    .. I don't have someone around me that their Presence is so Big ... That my day is heavily influenced by how their day is going ! Don't you hate it when you DREAD COMING HOME .
    41-45, M
    Mar 22

    I am very social and love to be around others

    but I do also like some me time to direct my thoughts. Not much to ask!!?
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    May 19, 2015
    MiAlai MiAlai
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

    okay guys, I need you to understand something

    if you think you want to be friends with me. In interest of open, honest communication. If you are my friend, or just a casual chatter looking for a good possible hook up.( not looking for a hookup, by the way just in case any one is listening....is this thing on) I need to...
    whispernred whispernred
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2015

    It gets more awkward

    when I need my head space because I'm in a relationship and I just shut off..she understands but always makes me feel rubbish. I think it's time to say goodbye to my alone time...
    Aimeemcb Aimeemcb
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2015

    As I get older, I'm finding

    that I really yearn for my 'Alone Time' especially if my day has been hectic or is going to be hectic. I just do what I want to do, get my head around various issues being either yesterday's, today's or tomorrow's. It is also a good time for to chill out with some music if I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 4

    Finally! Kids are asleep.

    Husband is out of town . I have wine.... and chocolate ..... and music ... Feeling much better ! I had missed my alone time :)
    deleted deleted
    9 Responses Jan 22

    Even before I got (willingly) sucked into this

    EP vortex, I was a person that liked my own company, my own thoughts, the silence or the loud music cranking, it didn't matter, it was just me, and I adored it. Now this internet thing seems like it's taking up so many minutes of time that should be used for real world activity...
    BrokenViking BrokenViking
    31-35, M
    Nov 3, 2015

    I really enjoy and think its positive.

    I definetely love meditation and reading at a park. Makes me feel amazingly happy
    daddyinasuit2 daddyinasuit2
    26-30, M
    Jan 23, 2015
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Dec 10, 2015

    I am really starting to feel cursed.

    I have a husband, daughter, part time stepdaughter. I have been trying to get one day alone for years. one. a few days would be great but one will do. I get about 1 weekday off a month, when everyone else is at school or work. every single one of those days, for YEARS something...
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    2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    **** my entire life..

    . I'm gonna flip... Seriously. Why me... Why Was I made so ******* ugly?!!! Why haven't I already died.. Why can't I just not exist.. Idek what I'm saying anymore.. I'm ****** up..
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    What impact does it have on people not to be

    able to find you at all? I'm sort of in that space. I'm deleting everything, all my social networks. To sort of re-group and then come back in a few months. I want to lose weight and find happiness. Is this dramatic of me to delete myself though? I just don't wanna be tempted to...
    marthabenzis marthabenzis
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 4, 2014

    My Time For Escape

    I am usually doing multiple things at once. Texting, chatting, reading, writing, working, helping out my mom, taking care of my responsibilities, etc. Sometimes I just need a break to do one thing at a time and be care free unapologetically :) There is not a more freeing feeling...
    CelticKarma CelticKarma
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 30, 2013

    I really do! I can only do

    so much people time and then I just need to go recharge. yes the people make a difference on the recharge time. Lol
    imnotyourfriend imnotyourfriend
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 1, 2015

    No actually.. When I hurt.

    . I don't want to be alone..
    DoorMattress DoorMattress
    16-17, M
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

    Oh no EP, I just joined

    and now must say goodbye already ?
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 23
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