In the Loop with Andy Andrews

On this week's episode, I talk about the surprising benefits of spending time alone.

Why is it important to spend time alone?

Spending time alone is the best way to concentrate my thoughts.

It’s a good way to stimulate creativity.

If I can wake up before my family and refrain from checking email, my phone, or turning on the news, I can have amazing results. 

This isn’t so much about being alone as it is about spending time with my boys, but while driving the boys to school, I reach my hand back and say, “Hands!” and we pray for…




Our day

Sometimes, it’s necessary to leave the house in order to be alone. Here are some of the places I go:

The woods are a great place for me to get away.

I’ll go alone to a cabin sometimes and spend several days by myself. 

Most of my novels are not written while I’m at home. 

The water is not a particularly good place for me, as I’m always wondering what is in the water. 

As much as you may be thinking, I wouldn’t say that I am alone a lot. 

It doesn’t have to be for long periods of time every single day.

It’s important to make a habit of finding at least small portions of the day during which you can be alone.

We also had an interesting question come in: would I rather spend a year alone in a box, or 15 years alone in a hotel room? Tune in for my answer!

Questions for Listeners


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Direct download: ITL114_Time_Spent_Alone.mp3
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