Being alone is strangely one of those things you have to learn to be good at.
Having company’s great and all, but sometimes you just need some time to yourself. It gives you the freedom to do whatever you want, you gain a sense of independence, and most importantly, it allows you to take a break and recharge.
Being alone doesn’t necessarily have to equal lonely and like anything else, it just requires some getting used to. After some time, you may even start to love it.
Not only do you become more independent by learning how to be by yourself, but it also comes with a sense of self-awareness and down the line, security.
What others think becomes less important when you grow comfortable with doing things alone. It’s just a matter of practice and eventually you’ll get to number five on this list, no problem. Spending time alone can also save you some cash — if you do it right.
See five things you should try and get good at doing by yourself, in order of the easiest to hardest
1. Binge-watch a series or have an all-day movie marathon.
This one isn’t too difficult because most people don’t have a problem watching a movie at home alone. The best part is that you can cry on an emotional scene without being judge and you have the popcorn and ice cream all to yourself.
2. Eat out alone.
Treat yourself to a nice little brunch, lunch, or dinner. People watching is great and most importantly, you don’t have to share with anybody else. Once you have your favorite dishes in front of you, you’ll wonder why you don’t do this more often.
3. Be alone with your thoughts.
Not a lot people like to face their problems head on, but you’re also not benefiting yourself by avoiding them. Try hanging out in your room without music or TV to distract you, and just think. You’ll learn a lot about who you are with this practice.
4. Travel alone.
Solo travel is the ultimate goal here. If you’ve reached a level of normalcy with the four previous suggestions, exploring a new part of town alone is such an empowering experience and you’ll return with a fresh perspective, guaranteed.
5. Take a Long Nap
What is best meditation than having a good long nap? Nothing! Stay in your bed for long so that you can’t complain about having not enough sleep whole week