Why Being Alone Is Healthy And Necessary

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Written by: Brandi Monasco

Do you sometimes feel like running away and being alone for a while would make you feel better? Even if nothing stressful in your life is going on, you may feel like this.

I totally get it and it is completely understandable.

Sometimes we need to be alone. Take a drive or sit outside on the patio and listen to the birds chirp for a while. And once we come back to reality, often times we feel better.

Alone time is necessary, not just because of something stressful you are dealing with or someone is annoying you. You simply need time alone sometimes.

Having alone time gives you the chance to unwind and recharge your batteries. Your brain requires rest in order to recharge and to be able to function like it needs to. Taking some alone time helps to improve your mood and clear your mind so you can ultimately function better.

Having alone time gives you the opportunity to sort through your problems. If you are having an issue or a problem with something, being alone for a little bit can give you the opportunity to remove all distractions from your mind and be able to focus on the issue at hand.

Spending time alone can boost your creativity. Although it might sound easier to brainstorm an idea in a group, research actually proves that those who work alone and later on pool their ideas with others come up with better and even more ideas than those who work together.

Being alone at times can help you become more relaxed. Is your day constantly filled of those “know-it-alls” or people that just annoy you at times? If you find yourself becoming irritated and easily annoyed with people, the best thing for you to do is to take a few minutes to yourself. The more you are around people who annoy or frustrate you, the less clearly you will be able to think and the more stressed out you will become. Simply take a few minutes to yourself, whether it is stepping outside the office for a quick break or taking a lunch to yourself. You will soon see how much more relaxed you will feel.

Do you feel like you need some time alone, but not quite sure how to manage that?

  • Get up early. Getting up an hour or a half hour early gives you a little bit of time for you to do the things that you want.
  • Turn off distractions. This means turning off the cell phone, TV, laptop, anything that can interrupt your alone time.
  • Close your door. If you work in an office, you have the advantage of shutting off from the rest of the office from time to time by closing your door. It is usually a sign that you do not want to be disturbed.

Do you feel you benefit from taking some alone time? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Brandi Monasco

Brandi Monasco

Health Advocate at Gettin' Healthy
Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.
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