Asked by: Bruneaufamily and relationships single life
How much time does the average person spend alone?
Furthermore, how much time do most people spend alone?
About one-in-four adults ages 60 and older (23%)livealone today – 16.7 million in all. Theseolderadults say they spend, on average, about 10 and a halfhoursalone each day – almost twice as much timeasthose who live with a spouse.
Moreover, is it bad to spend a lot of time alone?
Research has even shown that too much alonetimecan have negative effects. Many studies have concludedthatspending a lot of time alone can have real effects onourbrain. We're naturally inclined to be around other peopleandspend time with others. Deep down, we all know it's notgoodto spend time alone.
The upshot is that while alone time hasmanyphysical, emotional and spiritual benefits when enjoyedinmoderation, spending too much time alone can damage themindand body. We function best when there's a balance, when wespendhealthy time alone, and at the same time nurture ourcloserelationships.