Loneliness has been called an epidemic of modern age, and social isolation has been linked to all sorts of health problems, including heart disease, stroke and premature death. But there's a difference between being socially isolated and enjoying your own company.
From stronger friendships to helping improve your focus – there's 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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