Home / Health / BBC – Future – The benefits of spending time alone

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.

Click Play on video above to learn more.

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

Join one million Future fans by loving us on Facebookor follow us on Twitter or Instagram.

If you liked this story, sign up for the weekly newsletter on the features of bbc.com, called "The essential list". A selection of BBC Future stories, Culture, Capital, Travel and Music, handpicked, delivered to your inbox every Friday.

Source link