At some point of time we all feel that we want to be alone. Wanting some alone time is a necessity. Even an extrovert person needs some time to spend with oneself. In this way you can be far from the outer crowd and be with yourself. Enjoying your own company is not a bad thing you should know about yourself and cherish your inner peace.
So here are 20 awesome ways to enjoy your own company.
Find a hobby
All of us have some hobby that we enjoy doing. If you do not have any such hobbies, find one for you. Your hobby can be anything drawing, painting, cooking, swimming, photography etc. Many of us make our hobby our profession while some engage in their work so much that they forget their hobby with time. Engaging yourself in a hobby is a great idea to enjoy with yourself.
Enjoying your company while reading books is a great idea. You might know that books are humans’ best friend. There are plenty of books that you can read. Try reading different category books. You don’t have to be a bookworm, you can read any book that you like with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy your time.
Make a to-do list before going to bed
Most of us don’t know how to start our day. So here is an idea. Make a list of things that you need to do before going to bed. This habit will be very beneficial in your life. Next day when you will complete your to-do list and go to bed you will definitely feel satisfied.
Meditation and yoga
Physical fitness and yoga is a good way to start your day. Doing one hour of yoga and meditation in the morning helps to detox your body as well as to build balance in your body. You don’t have to go to the gym and be a yoga person. Just spend some time with yourself in the morning breeze and enjoy.
Go for shopping
I am sure no one of you hate shopping. Imagine spending a whole day wandering in malls and streets. Wonderful idea! Right? So, how about going shopping with yourself and admiring yourself with new outfits. I am sure that this will give you immense happiness and pleasure.
Gardening is the brilliant and productive idea to do alone, with your partner and even with children. The process of sowing the seeds, watering them and watching their slow growth is the best feeling in the world. If you are a nature person then you will love doing this activity.
Appreciate little things
Everyone must learn to appreciate oneself and enjoy little things in life. Take a little break from your busy schedule and observe small things going on around you. For example, find happiness in watching the sunset and sunrise. You will find changes in yourself and will really enjoy the process.
As there are plenty of streaming platforms, you can easily enjoy your own company watching these movies and tv shows. Watching movies is always one of my favorite things to do either with family or alone. Just grab a cup of coffee or tea with a slice of pizza and watch some interesting movies.
Learn something new
Learning new things is always productive. There are always some things that you don’t know. Try to learn these things to enjoy your own company. Platforms like Udemy, Coursera have plenty of such courses which you can learn and make the best utilization of your time. Not only you should limit yourself with new learnings but also you can generate passive income when you apply those at right place.
Decorate your room
Changing your room or house decor always gives a refreshing feeling. Everyone likes a clean and managed house. So to spend some time with yourself go and decorate your room. Redecorating your house you can experience all the different styles you have ever thought of for your house.
Try solo trip
I know solo trips are not everyone’s cup of tea. But you should definitely try it. Going alone on a trip will help you discover and explore yourself. You will learn many new things and enjoy being with yourself.
Try new hairstyle
To enjoy some me time, why not try a new hairstyle. Pampering yourself in a salon and getting a different look can be self calming and relaxing. Try doing this and I assure you will love it.
Listen to podcast
Listening to podcasts is a new thing that is grabbing attention across the countries. There are various platforms of podcasts like IVM, Hubhopper etc. that you can listen to. Listening to such podcasts can help you to learn new things and keep your mind calm.
Nowadays it is very difficult for all of us to take a break from our mobile phones. Taking a break from your mobile phone and enjoying your own company is very beneficial. Not only mobile phones, your body needs a break from all electronic items. In this way you will digitally detox. Keeping yourself away from Social Media for some time will help you to thing about yourself in a deeper way and also to find your life purpose.
Self care routine
Make a morning and night self care routine. This will not only benefit you in enjoying your company but will also help to nourish your body. Due to our busy schedule we forget that our body needs some pampering. So take some time and pamper yourself.
Maintain your journal
In my opinion everyone on this earth should keep a journal. A journal in which you can record your feelings and thoughts. If you are an introvert person you can easily share your feelings, opinions and thoughts with your journal. And in this way you can enjoy your own company.
Gift yourself something
Everyone buys gifts for their family and friends. But how about a gift for yourself? If you want something from a long time now it’s time to buy it. You must not wait for any occasion to buy your favorite thing, just go and purchase it. I guarantee you that you will feel like you are on cloud nine.
Learn to cook
If you are one who doesn’t know how to cook, now it’s your turn. Try making small food items that you like. It will definitely bring momentary happiness in your life. Take help from Youtube and google. This will benefit you in enjoying your own company.
Most of the people agree that writing things going on in your mind helps you relax. You can write anything: a poem, an article or even a song. Writing is the best way to express yourself. So go and grab a paper and pen and start writing.
Find yourself a secret spot
It means that you should find a safe place where you can sit alone and enjoy your own company. A place where you can write, dance and do whatever you like. Usually if your room is your secret place if you are not sharing it with someone.
Here our list ends. It’s important to know that you don’t always need a person to enjoy with. You can enjoy your own company. Try some of these ways and enjoy. I assure you that you will get the benefits of enjoying your own company. If you are happy then nothing else matters.
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