Places To Go Alone To Clear Your Head

 Places To Go Alone To Clear Your Head


As an introvert, I find that quiet time alone is the best way to recharge my mental batteries, but everyone can benefit from taking the time to seek some mental clarity in their own way. Wherever you live, finding places to go alone to clear your head can help you get back to life with a renewed sense of peace.

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Hi, I’m Ryan

A long walk in the woods filled with introspection has been a godsend when life gets complicated or when I have a million thoughts racing through my head. Using introspection to clear my head has been a powerful tool to calm the noise.

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Places To Go Alone To Clear Your Head In Nature

Places To Go Alone To Clear Your Head In Nature

When the stress of modern life piles up, my immediate go-to for some mental rejuvenation is going on a long walk in the woods. Spending some time outdoors helps me clear my head and find some peaceful time to be alone with my thoughts. There’s nothing like the feeling of being amongst nature to put things in perspective.

Taking time to unplug from your devices and reconnect with nature is an excellent way to clear your mind and refresh your body. Studies have shown that spending time in nature or near water can improve your mental health substantially.

Places To Go By Yourself In Nature

  • Regional Park
  • Nearby Waterfall
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Local Beach
  • Forest Path
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Exercise To Clear Your Head

Exercise To Clear Your Head

Taking care of the mind starts with taking care of the body. Like many people, I work long days in the digital world, so it’s important to clear the mental fog with something physical. Exercising lets me use my hands, feet, and body in a tactile way that connects me with the real world — not just bits and bytes.

If you’re looking for a way to declutter your mind, the best way to start is to get moving. According to the CDC, moderate to intense physical activity can improve cognitive function, reduce your risk of anxiety and depression, and help you get a better night’s sleep.

Ways To Quiet Your Head Through Exercise

  • Biking
  • City Park
  • Nature Hike
  • Yoga Studio
  • Local Pool
yoga studio

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Calm Your Mind On A Local Adventure

Calm Your Mind On A Local Adventure

One of my favorite ways to get away from it all while staying local is to go for a drive. I put on a driving playlist and head in one direction until I’m purposefully lost. Then, I try and find my way home without the use of my phone or GPS. There’s something about driving that allows my mind to wander.

Planning a short weekend getaway or a local day trip is another great way to spend some alone time without breaking the bank. If your budget is causing you anxiety, then taking an expensive vacation isn’t going to soothe your worries, but finding a unique local haunt can be the cheap (or free) adventure you need.

Places To Be Alone With Your Thoughts

  • Library
  • Café or Coffee Shop
  • Movie Theater
  • Hotel
  • Museum
visit a museum

Relax At Home To Clear Your Head

Relax At Home To Clear Your Head

Something I’ve learned over the years is the importance of feeling comfortable in your space at home. Sometimes, taking a mental break alone can be as simple as having a cozy corner of your house to retreat to.

If you work from home like me, it’s even more important to have a place in your house that’s just for you. For example, if you like to read, try setting up a corner where you can relax with a good book and not think about work or chores.

How To Clear Your Head At Home

  • Take A Bath
  • Paint A Picture
  • Read A Book
  • Savor A Cup Of Tea
  • Write In A Journal
take a warm bath

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Focus Your Mind Alone Somewhere Spiritual

Focus Your Mind Alone Somewhere Spiritual

Finding a way to connect to the world spiritually can help rejuvenate and refocus your mind. Many religions and spiritual ways of life suggest meditation as a way to relax and let go of anxiety.

Whatever form of spirituality is right for you, finding somewhere quiet to be alone with your thoughts can help you adopt a meditative state of mind. Amongst nature, in religious structures, and even at home as you do your morning chores are all great places to clear your mind.

Spiritual Places For Self-Reflection

  • Religious Building (Church, Mosque, Etc.)
  • Spiritual Retreat
  • Nature Chapel
  • Meditation Labyrinth
  • Somewhere Personally Significant
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When life gets hectic, finding somewhere restful to retreat is what helps me focus my thoughts and replenish my inner well. Whether you want to take a solo adventure, get in some physical exercise, or just relax at home, it’s important for all of us to have places we can go alone to clear our heads.

Your Turn!

  • Where do you go when you want to be alone?
  • How can you carve out a relaxing space in your home?
1 Comment
  1. Hi Ryan. Really enjoyed what u believe in. do u watch tv or use watsup still?


    Naresh Bhagwandas


    South African

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