The Project host Chrissie Swan has detailed how she is moving on with her life after splitting from her partner Chris Saville after 15 years together.
The TV personality, who rose to fame as the runner-up on season three of Big Brother Australia, 'quietly separated' from her partner, with whom she shares three children, last June.
She has since undergone a major health and fitness transformation, and said in an Instagram post this week she was now embracing spending time alone.
"Learning to just be by myself has been a great challenge and as it happens with these things: my new greatest joy," she said in her Instagram post.
"I have been spending a fair bit of time utterly alone as much as I can and I can’t even express the internal peace I’m getting from it. It’s a weird kind of exhilaration and joy from knowing all I need is myself.
"Most of my life – probably like yours – is full of wonderful people and lots of jobs and lots of noise. It’s nice to get a little bit of downtime? Last Friday I even went apple picking alone – and I highly recommend it.
"I’ve spent some time in my veggie patch (I have no idea what I’m doing). I’ve also been buying myself flowers and taking myself out on walking dates, coffee dates, lunch dates and to the movies. Best company ever!
"If you’re craving time alone – don’t be scared or feel guilty – try and carve some out. It’s a bit fantastic."
Her followers praised the 48-year-old for her independence, with many agreeing spending time alone was valuable.
"When my daughter used to go to her father's fortnightly, I did just that. Antique shopping, drives in the hills, dinner and a glass of wine out. The best therapy looking after you," one said.
"I love this. I don't think you truly know yourself until you feel comfortable doing things on your own. It took me a couple of years to get used to doing it," another commented.
"It's the revolution of 'you'! You are finding yourself and enjoying your own company. That is strength. Keep up the great work," a third added.
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