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Aeon magazine
12 mins | May 13, 2020

Time alone (chosen or not) can be a chance to hit the reset button

"Time alone can be difficult but, for some of us, it can also be a blessing in disguise." Thuy-vy Nguyen, analyses in Aeon magazine, the commonly undervalued perks of spending time alone. For the psychology assistant professor "many people now experiencing restrictions on their movements and their social lives, it will be a lonely time;", but for others "it might be a chance to try experiencing the benefits of unexpected solitude. While it might not improve our life as a whole, it can make momentary bouts of negative emotions more bearable."

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