Vicky Vlachonis, renowned integrative medical practitioner and author of The Body Doesn’t Lie, says embracing your own company begins with taking time to connect with yourself, and zero in on your inner thoughts. Vlachonis says the time we spend alone can actually be optimized into time that encourages us to feel good about ourselves. “When we take time alone to understand and care for ourselves, we are better able to understand and care for others,” she explains. “Love your own company.”

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