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Being a nice girl, how can I balance my social and alone time?

Karen R Koenig
Psychology

This is a favorite topic in women’s magazines. There’s no magic way of making time other than carving it out and sticking to your guns. I don’t care if you sit in the middle of your living room floor naked staring at your chipped nails. Most people who have trouble being alone are so anxious when there aren’t people around or when they’re not busy, that they freak (and turn to food). That’s because when you’re alone, you start to experience your true feelings: confusion, anger, loneliness, depression, anxiety. These emotions have value. You may not know what to do when you’re alone other than think about what you should do. Spend enough time by yourself and something will surface. Cross my heart.

 

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