Spending Time Alone Good For Health
Most people fear being alone because they think it means nobody likes them or that they’re abandoning the people who care about them. They do not understand that it’s also important to spend time alone, says an expert.
“People who know how to balance time alone versus time with others are likely to be healthier mentally and physically,” said Jack Leedy, a psychiatrist of Brooklyn.
“Being alone has a bad reputation. If you spend time alone, it means there’s something wrong with you; that nobody wants to spend time with you or that you’re not friendly enough.”
“People who like being alone too much are thought to be a little weird. But those are misconceptions about being alone. People who do not get enough time to themselves will often feel stressed and irritable.”
Dr. Leedy suggests setting aside sometime each day so that we can be alone with ourselves.
“If you work all day, shut yourself in the bathroom for half-an-hour before starting dinner and meditate in the bathtub,” he said.
“Get some exercise after work or set aside some time after dinner to sit and look out the window.”
“Stepping back from your life gives you a chance to have moments of inspiration and relax. It will also give you a chance to appreciate the people in your life once again.”
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