Sunday, March 6, 2011

Making Time For Solitude

From an article by Leon Neyfakh on the Power of Lonely in today's Boston Globe:

  "An emerging body of research is suggesting that spending time alone, if done right, can be good for us — that certain tasks and thought processes are best carried out without anyone else around, and that even the most socially motivated among us should regularly be taking time to ourselves if we want to have fully developed personalities, and be capable of focus and creative thinking.

There is even research to suggest that blocking off enough alone time is an important component of a well-functioning social life — that if we want to get the most out of the time we spend with people, we should make sure we’re spending enough of it away from them. Just as regular exercise and healthy eating make our minds and bodies work better, solitude experts say, so can being alone."

What better reason to take time out to explore peaceful places? What are some of your favorite places to search out when you want a little solitude?

1 comment:

  1. What a great justification for my natural proclivity of spending time alone with a cat or two or three.