Time alone is not fashionable, as it seems to be antisocial. But it can be surprisingly important for wellbeing.
Even the heart has a resting rate and an active rate. Our bodies are not designed to be on the go all the time. We need to learn a more natural flow.
Worry is part of our lives, but it need not be excessive. We need to learn to walk off the grey pavements, and into the woods.
In achieving peace, we need to learn to moderate our own distress. Good health and a social life help enormously. But in ill-health or isolation, meditation can provide the skill of inner peace.
Seeking a new relationship can be fearful for someone with anxiety or depression. There is a logic to waiting, but there are also benefits of being open to something new.
When our older, animal brain gets anxious, we have a choice. We can leave panic to spiral out of control.
Or we can use our newer, cerebral brain to intervene with more peaceful stories.