How to Make Solitude Work in Your Favour

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Get Some Sleep

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Groarke’s research found a link between sleep issues and lockdown loneliness, and while there may be a chicken-or-egg situation happening here, fatigue def makes it harder to deal with anything and everything. Bad sleep is associated not just with health issues, but also with problems regulating emotions, she says, noting that higher-quality Zs could help buffer the rough parts of riding solo. The body likes routine, she adds, so stick to a bedtime and a call time, even if—well—you still don’t have anywhere to be.

This article first appeared in Harper’s Bazaar UK

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