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BBC – Future – The benefits of spending time alone



Loneliness has been described as the epidemic of the modern era and social isolation has been linked to all kinds of health problems, including heart disease, stroke and premature death. But there is a difference between being socially isolated and enjoying your own business.

Whether it is to strengthen your friendship or to improve your concentration – there is a lot to be said for being a so-called "loner". Have you ever wondered why all your best ideas come in the bath or walk? Creativity has been linked to seclusion, and spending time alone can be relaxing.

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You can find out more about the benefits of being lonely here.

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