Spending time alone is not just for introverts! We’ve all heard a lot lately about how introverts and extroverts differ. One big difference is the greater need for introverts to have alone time to recharge. That doesn’t mean that extroverts don’t need alone time too. Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, work from home or at an office, or have a family or not, we all benefit from having some time to ourselves. Why is alone time such a big deal? In our culture, we really value the hyperactive, high energy person, the one who has too much to do and not enough time. We even call people who spend a lot of time alone ‘weird’. It’s somehow not acceptable. With the constancy of devices that give us all kinds of ways to be distracted from ourselves, silence has even become feared. Some of us really don’t want to be alone. Ever. The thing is, having some alone time is incredibly valuable. For you, your well-being, and your development as a person. It’s valuable for your work in the world. Your alone time is even valuable to your loved ones. Here are 13 reasons why alone time is really good for you: 1. You’re more productive. Let’s start with