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5 Ways Solitude Can Make You More Successful, Backed By Science

How to Set Aside Time

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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One in every two or three people is an introvert – preferring quiet alone time to stimulation and large groups of people.

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Creativity And Efficiency Need Solitude

Being alone is uncomfortable at times. But when it comes to creative work and thinking, it’s important to take a long-term view on those moments of discomfort. 

Being alone has a kind of a rebound effect. It’s like bitter medicine, creating more positive emotions and less self-reported depression down the line.

Get an early start on the day

Early hours are important because they tend to be free of most distractions and give you an opportunity to get focused

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Breakfast is a crucial part of getting a strong start each day, especially if your morning routine includes exercise. Add a balanced, protein-rich breakfast to your routine and reap the health benefits, such as:
  • Balanced blood sugar levels, which helps maintain your energy throughout the day
  • Improved short-term memory and mood
  • Faster recovery and renewed energy after workouts
Better use of the commute to work

Some of the ways you can be productive during your commute include:

  • Catching up on podcasts or listening to business-related audio books
  • Hands-free calling to get a head start on critical or time-sensitive issues
  • Reading and responding to emails (for those who use public transit)
  • Researching and preparing for presentations
Loneliness
Loneliness can be defined as a complex and unpleasant emotional response to isolation or lack of companionship. 

It can be either transient or chronic, and typically includes

Loneliness is damaging
Lonely people eat and drink more, and exercise and sleep less. They are at higher risk of developing psychological problems such as alcoholism, depression, and psychosis, and physical problems such as infection, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.
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Loneliness is the pain of being alone and is damaging. Solitude is the joy of being alone and is empowering.