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The Science and Power of Being Alone

Author(s): Netta Weinstein, Heather Hansen, Thuy-vy T. Nguyen

ISBN: 9781009256605
Publication Date: 18/4/2024
Pages: 300
Format: Hardback
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The average adult spends nearly one-third of their waking life alone. How do we overcome the stigma of solitude and find strength in going it alone? Whether we love it or try to avoid it, we can make better use of that time. The science of solitude shows that alone time can be a powerful space used to tap into countless benefits. Translating key research findings into actionable facts and advice, this book shows that alone time can boost well-being. From relaxation and recharging to problem solving and emotion regulation, solitude can benefit personal growth, contentment, creativity, and our relationships with ourselves and others. Learning what makes us better at spending time alone can help us move toward our best possible selves.

  • Showcases different perspectives, traditions, stories, and research methods on solitude from people around the world
  • Explains how we can balance our social and solo needs
  • Clearly defines 'solitude' and demonstrates how it plays a role in the move toward our best possible selves
  • Highlights some of the research conducted by the Solitude Lab and others before and during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Explores a wide range of topics connected to solitude, including but not limited to: creativity, anxiety, authenticity, ageing, and emotional regulation