Alone Time – Does it Make You a Loser

“What a lovely surprise to discover how unlonely being alone can be” Ellen Burstyn

Alone Time - Good for You or For Losers?
Alone Time - Good for You or For Losers?
Hey GirlMoguls, it’s Daisy here, with a post in our quote series – today, my theme is about solitude. You know being alone on purpose. It also means no TV, computer, internet or video games. I think some music and books are allowed, but if you really want to go deep into solitude, try just taking a walk in the park without your tunes, or sitting in the backyard or even in your room.
Does it sound like torture? I mean, why would anyone want to be alone. Well to get some peace and quiet, to let your brain really cook. For creative people being alone can really bring on the trippy ideas – or help solve problems (like the time I figured out to fix the creaky arm on my newest robot). Sometimes I just take 15 minutes at the end of the day, sit in my room with some music on low and just let myself zone. It totally balances me out at the end of a crazy day and I am totally ready to get a good night’s rest.
That’s why I picked my quote. When I take a little time for myself, to truly be alone, I really never feel lonely. I feel great, totally comfortable with myself. And I also find I am in a much better mood – and totally able to deal with other people and not um, let my natural snarkiness, I mean impatience come out. I mean Lily can totally tell when I haven’t had enough alone time. And she steers clear until I’ve had my 15 minutes of blissful peaceout.

So go ahead – try being alone – try it for 15 minutes. You can set your timer or your alarm, and I bet you’ll be surprised at how it feels – mean when was the last time you were ever deliberately alone…see what I mean…. You can let me know how it goes in the comments below.

Posted by GirlMogul Daisy
Posted by GirlMogul Daisy
Posted by GirlMogul Daisy

It's Easy Going Green!

I bet many of you by now have heard the phrase, “going green,” which means doing your part to help the environment. You might think there’s not much you can do to help out, but there are tons of little things you can do every day to go green!

Did you know that even when electronic devices are turned off, they still use up energy if they are plugged into an outlet? If you’re not using something for a while, unplug it! Things like video games, computers, phone chargers, and lamps don’t need to be plugged in all the time if you aren’t using them. But don’t unplug refrigerators or anything with a clock in it, since you don’t want to have to reset the time every time you plug it back in.

There are other small things you can do too that are so easy, you’ll wonder why you haven’t been doing them before! Whenever you leave a room, turn the lights off to save energy and close the door to save heat or air-conditioning, depending on what season it is. Also, don’t keep refrigerator and freezer doors open too long—this wastes energy when it has to cool down again. Decide what you want to eat before opening it so you can quickly take it out.

If you’re feeling more ambitious, take a walk around your neighborhood and pick up trash as you go. Make sure you’re wearing gloves and have brought along a couple of garbage bags. If you see bottles or cans lying on the street, you can recycle them!
Going green isn’t difficult, it just takes time to get into the habit of doing everyday things. Keep notes around with reminders—like turn off the lights or shut the door—so that you can always remember what you should do to help the Earth.

Posted by GirlMogul Poppy