Opportunity to plan your life

Setting aside time to be alone can help you reflect on your goals, dreams, and aspirations. 

Take a break from the hustle and bustle to think about whether you're living life according to your values and whether you might want to make some changes.

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Spending time with friends, family and colleagues contributes to a "we vs. them" mentality. 

Spending time alone breaks down those barriers. Studies show you'll develop more compassion for other people when you set aside time for solitude.

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The busier you are, the more likely you are to benefit from some quiet time.

Just 10 minutes of alone time each day could be enough to help you rejuvenate from the daily grind. Silence your electronics and allow yourself to be alone with your thoughts.

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You get to know yourself

When you're by yourself, you make choices without outside influences. Making choices on your own will help you develop better insight into who you are as a person.

Being alone will help you grow more comfortable in your skin as well. 

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Studies have found people who set aside time to alone tend to be happier. They report better life satisfaction and lower levels of stress. They're also less likely to have depression.  

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There's a reason artists, musicians, and authors seek solitude when they want to create something. Studies confirm that being alone often fosters creativity.

In addition to boosting creativity, solitude also skyrockets productivity

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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 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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Loneliness

It isn’t defined by the number of people in your life; instead, it’s the distance between what you want out of your relationships and what you’re getting.

So it’s absolutely possible to be lonely in a room full of people — even people you know — if you’re not getting the kind of interaction you crave.

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Losing Your Identity

Humans are social creatures, interdependent on one another. Socializing is at its core, a mental workout, and an essential part of brain development.

Being alone, one can start to lose the sense of who one is, as our identity requires a reflection from others to become real. Self-isolation, with zero interaction with other people, makes a person disappear gradually.

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How solitude and isolation can affect your social skills

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