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Happiness Tip: Spend Some Time Alone

Are we always better together?

Last week’s tip emphasized the importance of our social connections. But alone-time is just as important for our happiness and well-being, and it is something that parents and couples tend to get less of.

Spending time alone can foster inner-peace and mindfulness; and it can also help us be more independent. It isn’t that dependence is always a problem, but sometimes when dependence adds up to a lack of autonomy, it can actually increase our stress. Stress is, of course, bad for our health and happiness.

Take Action: This week, make a date with yourself and actually put it on your calendar. What do you want to do by yourself? What would bring you peace or a greater sense of autonomy? Inspire others by leaving a comment here.