Why You Need To Make More Time For Yourself

Do you get enough time for yourself?

Western culture tends to equate a desire for solitude with people who are lonely, sad, or have antisocial tendencies. But seeking solitude can actually be quite healthy. In fact, there are many physical and psychological benefits to spending time alone.!

The great omission in American life is solitude; not loneliness, for this is an alienation that thrives most in the midst of crowds, but that zone of time and space free from outside pressure which is the incubator of the spirit. — Marya Mannes, author and critic

Happify, a website dedicated to helping people build skills for happiness through science-based activities, put together a fantastic infographic that shows you just how much cultivating the “art of solitude” and building in some “me” time contributes to your happiness, among other benefits!

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Sources: Happify | Psychology Today | Web Writers Spotlight

 

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