You have date night with your significant other. You hang out with friends and family. But when was the last time you treated yourself to a date? Doing activities solo can help you find your interests, destress and recharge your batteries. You don’t have to compromise on what you do since you don’t have anyone else’s interests to consider. Here are some ideas for spending time alone.
Take a Class
You won’t technically be alone since you’re surrounded by classmates, but taking a class to pursue an interest is a great way to find yourself. Look for community education classes in your area. You’ll often find everything from writing classes and cake decorating classes. Some local stores offer classes as well. A gourmet grocery store might offer a cooking class, or a wine shop might host a wine tasting class.
Who says you have to stay close to home? Pack your bags and take a mini vacation for a night or two. You get to explore someplace new without compromising with a travel partner. See what you want to see and skip the rest. Check out the local restaurants that speak to you without worrying about what anyone else wants to eat. You can learn a lot about yourself by traveling solo, even if it’s just a quick weekend trip.
Drive to Nowhere
So you can’t get away for a whole weekend. That doesn’t mean you can’t take to the road. Pack some snacks and your favorite CDs. Start driving wherever the road leads you. You may discover some great spots near your home that you never knew existed. It doesn’t hurt to have GPS in case you get lost.
Hobbies and Projects
With work and other commitments, most people don’t give their hobbies or “just for fun” projects much time. Make a date with yourself to pursue a hobby. Check out the projects on your Pinterest boards that you haven’t actually tackled. Block off a large chunk of time so you can really delve into the project.
Date for One
When deciding what to do with yourself, consider how you truly want to spend your time. With busy modern lifestyles, most people don’t get a lot of free time to do whatever they want. When you do set aside “me” time, make it count.