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How Important Is Alone Time for Mental Health

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Alone time 🌱

People tend to be social creatures and research has shown that social connections are vital for both emotional and physical well being.

However, alone time also plays a pivotal role in mental health. Being around other people comes with rewards, but it also creates...

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Personal exploration 🧠

Becoming comfortable in youw own company can give you the time and freedom to truly explore your own passions withou interferance.

  • You can try new things
  • Learn about things that facinate you
  • aquire knowledge
  • practi...

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Creativity 🎨🖌️

Alone time is an opportunity to let your mind wander and strengthen your creativity.

  • Without the need to care for or interact with others people, you can ignore outisde influences and focus inward

Research suggests that being alone can lead...

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Social energy

Living alone tends to be seen in a negative light. However, researchers have found that people who live alone may actually have:

  • Richer social lives and more social energy than people who cohabitate with others.

In his book “Going Solo,” s...

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Aloneness vs. Loneliness

There is an abundance of evidence showing that loneliness can have devastating health consequences.

  • But it is important to remember that being alone doesn’t not equal loneliness.
  • Where loneliness is marked by negative feelings as...

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Reasons being alone is't always easy

Alone time can be challenging for some people for a variety of reasons:

  • Lack of experience being alone: Some people just might not be used to being by themselves because they are so accustomed to being around other people. 
  • Distressing ...

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Signs that you need alone time

It's not always easy to recognize the singshat you might need some time away from other people. Some signs to watch for include:

  • Feeling short-tempered
  • Getting easily irritated by sometimes minor things
  • Losing interest in doing things with other people

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How to spend time alone

If you are thinking of spending some time alone, it is important to do so in ways that are beneficial to your mental well-being.

  • Pick a time: Figure out when you'd like to spend some time alone. 
  • Turn of social media: Work on l...

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Creating space to be alone

Finding time to be alone isn't always easy.Some steps that you can’t take to ensure that you get the time you need:

  • Be clear: Tell the people around you, whether they are roommates, family members, or your partner, that you need time alone.

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