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BBC – Future – The benefits of spending time alone



Loneliness has been called an 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 company.

From stronger friendships to helping improve your focus – there is a lot to be said for being a so-called "loner". Ever wonder why all your best ideas come to you in the bath or on a walk? Creativity has been linked to being more reclusive, and spending time by yourself can be relaxing.

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