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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 stress. You worry about what people think, You alter your behavior to avoid rejection and to fit in with the rest of the group.
Alone time can be so important. Having time for yourself gives you the chance to break free from social pressures and tap into your own thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
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There is an abundance of evidence showing that loneliness can have devastating health consequences.
Alone time can be challenging for some people for a variety of reasons:
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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:
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.
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