3 Reasons Why It’s Okay To Spend Time Alone In The New Year

A year has passed and a lot of have changed, both good and bad. For some of you, it may be a little intimidating going into the New Year boyfriend-less and perhaps you’ve also lost a few friends along the way.

While others are out there spending their night with a New Year kiss and cheering drinks with friends. You’ve lost some people in 2019, but so what? There must be a reason for that to happen. Don’t be sad… Being alone is great! You are all you need to enjoy yourself.

Here’s why you’re about to appreciate time alone in the New Year.

1. You get more “Me Time” instead of fitting into other people’s schedule 

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You have all the time in the world to treat yourself, get yourself a manicure, do some cooking or read a book and tons. Basically, you can do anything you want on your own time. No rush!

2. You find happiness in different things 

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According to a study in 2009, which was the first to look at MRI scans of self-described lonely people’s brains – they a series of neurological patterns of electrical activity. Their brains have less activity in their temporoparietal junction, a part of the brain that’s linked to the perception of others. It shows that the lonely find happiness from something other than social interactions. For instance, chilling in a bath or listening to your favourite music.

3. You become independent

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Hello Miss Independent! You don’t need anyone accompanying you to do the groceries, shopping or to visit that little pastry shop. Doing things alone eventually makes you more confident and less dependable on the company of others to get things done.