Benefits of time alone

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

SPEND­ING just 15 min­utes alone a day makes peo­ple feel more calm and peace­ful, a study has found.

Spend­ing time alone ap­peared to re­duce pos­i­tive ac­tive emo­tional states such as ex­cite­ment, but those who did so were also less likely to re­port feeling neg­a­tive emo­tions such as stress.

The study, pub­lished in the Per­son­al­ity and So­cial Psy­chol­ogy Bul­letin, con­cluded time alone could re­duce pos­i­tive and neg­a­tive “high-arousal” states like ex­cite­ment and anger, but also in­crease peace­ful­ness and re­lax­ation.

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