These Are the Benefits of Spending Time Alone

It increases empathy

Some therapists theorize that alone time is actually crucial for understanding the emotions of others. Spending all your time in group settings might limit your capacity to see things outside the perspective adopted by your particular group. Studies suggest the same. A 2014 study of children showed that time spent separated from communication devices helped them better read facial expressions and interpret emotion.

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