Naturally some people are happy alone, but for some peoples being alone is a challenge. If you fall into the group of alone peoples, there are some ways to become more relax and comfortable with being solo.
It doesn’t matter how you feel about being alone, making a strong relationship with yourself is a very powerful and worthy. At the end, you do spend some time with yourself, so you might learn to enjoy with yourself.
Before we start discussing some ways or tips to find happiness while being alone, it’s important to understand the being alone and being lonely are different things. Even there’s some overlap between in both concepts, they’re completely different concepts.
7 Tips to be Happy Alone:
Here we are sharing some tips to be happy alone, which are aimed at helping you get the ball rolling and moving forward. They might not change your life in a sudden, but help you get more comfortable time with yourself alone.
Some of these tips are may be exactly what you were looking for, and some of these may not make sense for you. But try to use them as start-up and shape them along the way to match your personality and lifestyle.
1. Take a phone break
Mobile phones and social media sites / apps have clearly changed the concept of being alone.
Do you think anybody really alone when they can receive their phone calls and reply to text messages? answer is ‘Absolutely not’.
Therefore, if you really wants to practice alone time, switch off your cellphone or keep it away for an hour. And than use this time to reconnect with yourself and explore how it feels like when truly alone.
And if you’re not sure how to spend the time alone? Get a pen and notepad, and list down things you might enjoy doing next time when you find yourself alone.
2. Take a step back from Social Media
We can’t say Social Media is bad or problematic, but if you go through your feeds all the times of most of times when you’re alone, it will makes you feel stressed. And it’s the time to take a few steps back from social media.
Most people on social media sharing different things, you don’t know if they are truly happy or just giving the impression that they are so happy. Either way, it’s no reflection on you. So, take a deep breath and consider it if you are looking for quality time being alone.
Even it’s too difficult, but give it a try and ban yourself from social media for coming 48 hours. If that makes a difference in your life and mood, try giving yourself a daily 10 to 15 minutes of time alone and practice it.
3. Avoid comparing yourself to others
As a human nature it is easy to say but actually difficult, but try to avoid this practice and stop comparing yourself and your life with other. It’s not the number of pals you have or the frequency of your outings that matters. It’s what works for you.
Remember, you really can’t understand if someone with a lots of friends and a busy social network is actually happy.
4. Take yourself on a date
It may looks strange, but self-dates can be a powerful tool for learning and practicing how to be happy alone.
And if you are not sure what to do?
Imagine you’re trying to impress someone and looking for a quality time. Where would you invite them or What would you want them to experience?
Now, think of that date and take yourself there. It might feel a bit strange, but probably you’ll see few other dining alone or shopping alone.
If you’re looking to save some money, it’s not a big deal as you don’t have to go big, even it’s more cheaper to pay for one than two or more.
If it still sounds too difficult? Start less cost by visiting a coffee shop for just 10 minutes. Be observant and spend your time in your surroundings. Once you’re comfortable with being alone there, going out alone won’t be difficult anymore.
6. Get Physical Exercise to be Happy Alone
Physical Exercise helps release endorphins in your brain that can make you feel comfortable and happier.
If you aren’t used-to for any physical exercise or activity, start with just a few minutes a day and increase it gradually.
In addition, if you’re still not comfortable about going out, hitting the gym alone can be a good starting point.
7. Spend time with nature to be happy alone
Spending time in nature is such a good practice and it can helps a lot being comfortable with yourself alone.
You can also consider sitting in the backyard, take a walk in the nearby park, or hang out some open areas around you. Feel the nature and sights, sounds, and smells of nature around you.
According to resources, 30 minutes a week spent in nature can improve symptoms of depression and lower blood pressure.
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