What To Do When You Are Alone
Fun ideas on things to do when you are alone
Hollywood movies loves to display the independent woman see movies like Joy, Eat, Pray Love, Legally Blonde, Sex and the City, Wild, the list endless. They're relatable, moving, inspiring, and full of all the things we fantasize about doing on our own. You really don't have to wait for a life changing experience to do something solo.
British Journal of Psychology’s study reveals that, highly intelligent people become less satisfied the more time they spent with friends. In other words, spending some quality time with me, myself, and I is good for your overall well-being and results in greater life satisfaction—which makes total sense. When you're doing something solo you can go at your own pace, you can think for yourself, you can discover new things about yourself, and you can improve your self-esteem.
Here's a list of whaat you can do when you are alone;
Have dinner at a restaurant
There’s always that moment in your life when you finally come to terms that you are alone and you feel like eating out? This can be really tricky as you might not even that friend to go eat out with. It’s ok to eat out alone. Eating dinner in a restaurant by yourself is a real test of confidence. It's intimidating to dine alone, but it's also the ultimate way to let the world know that you're a confident lady who can do anything by herself and doesn't care what other people think. Take along a book that you can’t get your hands off or your phone if you are addicted to social media or love watching movies on it. Immerse yourself in good eats and good reads really, what's better than that? Try to resist the urge to look at your phone and take your time as you enjoy ordering anything you want without anyone else asking for a bite.
Tour a museum
Let's face it, a lot of your museum experiences probably involve a teacher, a tour guide, and a pack of rowdy kids. Set out to see every piece of art or history a local museum has, and spend time interpreting them exactly how you want to not how the little paper pamphlet tells you to. Get wild with your thinking and your interpretations would marvel you. Be alone gives you a lot of time to be imaginative and creative.
Have a spa day, or get a massage
Indulge your skin in some pampering. It's probably best for you to take on the steam room solo, anyway. I don’t know about you but the steam room is not a place would love to be socializing at. It is a place to quietly let your pores open.
Take up a new hobby
Life is short and now is the time to do that thing you've always dreamt of doing, whether it's knitting, photography, dancing, painting or gardening. When you start having fun doing something you look forward to, you'll be motivated to plan more alone time for yourself in the future.
Bake a cake and eat it
Usually you eat cake with a group for a special occasion. But this time, make a cake—and eat a big slice of it, for no other reason than to celebrate yourself. (And don't spend one second feeling guilty about it!).
Take some time to really reflect on religion
Wherever you choose to, church, home, garden, park, just wherever. Try to ponder faith, religion, God, and the purpose of life and do some digging to know sure you're forming your own opinion without the input from family, friends, or peers. You can't really own your faith or lack of faith unless it's something you choose to believe, not something you were raised to believe. You alone time is time that you can use to choose what you want to believe in, what you want to explore.
Do all the embarrassing things you like to do when no one is around
Want to dance around the house in your underwear, while singing along to your favourite song using your hairbrush as a microphone? Or want to sob through a sad, romantic movie while eating some chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream? Whatever it is do it!
Sometimes it may feel like you're struggling in your personal life, work life and family life, but in reality, you're SO blessed. Take the time to give back to those less fortunate than you. Volunteering is both humbling and eye-opening, and you don't need a buddy to do it. It's a great way to show yourself that you have what it takes to make a difference. Plus, doing good makes you feel good, too.
Create a piece of art
Maybe you've never thought of yourself as the "artistic type," but everyone has a creative side. Experiment with paint, try making a piece of jewelry, or craft something you saw on Pinterest all of these activities will sharpen your creative abilities, which in turn will improve your problem solving skills and give you a fresh perspective on life.
Accomplish a fitness goal
At least once in our lives, we should achieve some sort of athletic feat, whether it's finishing a 5K run, completing an entire season on an intramural team or learning a new sport. This is something you'll look back on and feel great about, which will give you an instant boost of confidence to tackle whatever lies ahead of you. Checking off that athletic goal will make you say, "I did that, now I can do anything."
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