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Going off the grid to cure burnout: A month in Sri Lanka with a cot and 17 books

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Have you ever gone off the grid in search of solitude? This is different from a solo vacation; the stakes are higher because you're looking to reframe your life and get some perspective.

Did the sacrifice of leaving your family, friends, and familiar places pay off? You get swaths of time during which you can be with yourself and figure things out, but there's a risk because you also experience loneliness. Is there an upside to that loneliness?

"The Lonely Hour" podcast explores all of that in our new four-part miniseries, and today we share Annabelle Dunne's story. (Previously, we talked to Kamey Butler, who traveled........

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