You know what's an underrated pleasure? Being alone. Yes, we all love our husbands, wives, partners, children and assorted animal companions, but there's a special joy in being able to enjoy the pleasure of one's own company. In fact, alone time is actually good for you. It's science! Research shows being alone may help you be more creative and productive. Plus, if you're an introvert — or are just prone to long, fruitful periods of silent contemplation — being alone is an ideal way to recharge. Don't be afraid to go to that movie alone, or set up a solo brunch date. That way, you can be fully present when it's time to go back to hanging with your husband, wife, partner, children and assorted animal companions.
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