Some people know how to be happy in their own company. Others struggle. If you fit into one of the ‘others’ then join the club, and welcome to this page.
This post is a list of 11 things you can do to help yourself feel less lonely in your own company. Yes, this is a real thing.
So, if you are not an alone type of person, but need to learn/slowly transition into being one; here are some things you can do.
How to Enjoy Your Own Company
You might think some of these are cliché, but I’m just giving you a load of different options. Some things work for others, and some don’t. Self-help is tailored to what you want, and what helps your individual needs.
1) Love Yourself
This sounds so silly and simple. So many people do not love themselves, and that is where the mistake is. Once you love yourself, you will always come first. This is a long road, and it can be hard to change your mindset on yourself. Accept what you look like, accept who you are, what you like, what you dislike. You are you, and no one can change that.
2) Find a Hobby
Having a hobby is great for when you are alone and need to keep busy. I like to be creative, I write things all of the time, I write things down if I am angry or sad, or I write creatively, for your entertainment and mine! So, discover what you love doing and get into a routine of doing it.
3) Have Some YOU Time
Enjoy your own company by doing the things you would do with anyone else. Take a bath, light some candles. Go to the gym, swim, sweat! Think of things only you want to do, make it all nice and fancy, and do it. Spend a couple of hours pampering yourself.
Of course, I am going to write about reading on here… When you have hours to spend alone, pick up a good book, and read. Play some music in the background and lose yourself in a book.
I like to use my journal to pass some time. Mostly I write about what I have done that day and really try to avoid writing negative things.
If I do write something angry, I usually try to end it with something good that had happened that day, or I scribble it out!
Find how and what you like to write and do it.
Another thing you can do is write your goals at the start of the day, look back at the end of the day and write yourself a little positive review! Try to keep it positive, include affirmations.
6) Learn Something
When and if you have lots of spare time alone, why not learn how to do something new? Think about that hobby you have always wanted to pick up and never have.
You should always be expanding your knowledge since there is so much to learn about. It’s also a great way to stay happy in your own company since you’re staying occupied and achieving something!
This is total preference. I understand that yoga isn’t for everyone. So, you can always just go to the gym, or create your own workout at home.
If you’re feeling anxious, or you can start feeling yourself sinking, stop sitting on your bed overthinking. I like to watch yoga with Adriene on YouTube. Put on some music, set the ambience, and relax. Yoga is a great way to take your mind off things and meditate.
Exercising in the gym or at least breaking a sweat somehow releases hormones in your body at literally make you feel happy. Sweat out that stress.
I love to tidy up when I have spare time. It makes you feel so much better and ready to get on with what you want to do. I find it hard to sit and write if my room is a mess. If my room is a mess, my brain is a mess!
So, hang up the clothes off the floor, give it a hoover, make the bed, and you will feel so much better.
Cook yourself a meal, instead of ordering one or microwaving one! It is fun to create a yummy meal from scratch. Take your time, test the flavours, and remember to follow the instructions!
Once you are finished you will have a nice meal, prepared all by yourself, for you to enjoy!
This one is simple, yet very effective (if you choose to listen to the right stuff). Put your headphones in, relax on the sofa or your bed, and listen to some music. Avoid the type of music that makes you want to cry or feel angry and sad. Play some upbeat music, something with nice lyrics and a happy tune.
Contradicting this, I like to listen to classical music when I am trying to chill out so, maybe try that too?
11) Practice your Hair/Make up skills
Not that I do this, I just know it takes a long time to practice these things. If you are into being creative with your appearance, spend some time practising making it better. Once your done, document your work, share it if you want too, or keep it to yourself so you can track your progression.
Thank you so much for reading this post, I hope at least one of these things help you! If you have any other ways to keeping yourself happy in your own company, don’t hesitate to comment down below what it is that you do, and your blog link (so I can have a look).
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