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6 Reasons Why You Need Some Alone Time

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With our constant connection to social media, true alone time is often hard to come by. Between work demands, family obligations, and social outings when is the last time you carved out some real me-myself-and-I time? Multiple studies show that while loneliness can cause several negative impacts on your health (i.e., depression and cardiovascular disease) making time each week for some alone time can actually do a lot of good for your wellbeing in the following ways…

1. The Way Introverts Replenish…

If you’re an extrovert, chances are you’re energized by social interactions with large groups of people. However, if you’re an introvert, time spent with others can take a lot out of you and leave you feeling zapped of energy. Introverts require a certain amount of me-time, in order to refuel their energy stores.

Famed psychiatrist, Carl Jung, noted that introverts are most vulnerable in over-stimulating, loud, social environments. Just monitor the actions of any introvert after a large group gathering and you’ll likely see them sneaking off for a solo run or with nothing else for company but a good book.

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