Finding Alone Time In A Pandemic

During lockdown, you may find yourself in a situation where you can’t get any alone time. Or you may find yourself in a situation where you have too much alone time because you live alone. Personally, I live with my boyfriend so during this pandemic we’ve been spending a lot of time together.

For the first three months, we really only saw each other. It was fine, we made a lot of effort to get outside and do things that kept us busy. We were both working from home so we were in each other’s space a lot but it didn’t bother us too much.

In June, we started to see our families again. It felt great just to be out doing something with other people, though a little exhausting after months of being a homebody.

But in general, we haven’t really had a lot of alone time. In a normal world, we both used to travel a lot so we would be apart for a few days at a time. That hasn’t happened in about 6 months and I do miss it. I miss being alone but I also miss the opportunity to miss each other.

It can just be draining and our apartment isn’t really set up to put space between us. Even the most extroverted of extroverts need alone time sometimes, but it’s hard to come by when you live with someone in a pandemic.

8 thoughts on “Finding Alone Time In A Pandemic

  1. I can relate. My husband and I have been working from home, going for walks and playing tennis together for exercise. Last night we went separate ways. He went to shoot hoops on a basketball court. I stayed home to harvest flowers from my container garden. It felt heavenly to feed my soul.

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  2. However much you love being together it’s always good to get a few hours all alone I think. Great to think and just be yourself and then it’s always lovely to get back together again. We often go for individual walks for an hour for exactly that reason. Sounds like you are doing okay though?

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  3. I’ve had this issue during the pandemic. I love my fiance and I’ve been thankful that I’ve had someone to go through all this with, but I really miss my alone time. I need an entire day and night where I can be home by myself.

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