For some reason, we do not often spend time with ourselves. You may have binge watched your favorite show for half a day, but have you ever spent nearly as much time by yourself in a public place? We seem to forget that we don’t need a person by our sides to be able to have a good time. Let these articles enlighten you.Image via Queen Of Jet Lags
Why You Could Be Better Off Alone
“There is often a stigma attached to being alone. For some reason it is seen as socially unacceptable to do things by yourself. As soon as we see someone by herself, we sort of assume there’s something wrong, something they’ve done to repel other people.
‘That guy is eating alone, that’s so sad.’
‘Oh, that woman is at the movies alone, I feel bad for her.’
Why is it always presumed that people don’t want to be doing things alone? This type of thought can lead us to believe that we cannot go somewhere unless someone is with us, and when no one is available we would rather not attend than go alone.”
5 Reasons Why You Should Spend More Time With Yourself
“Spending time with friends and family is always good, but spending time with yourself is sometimes even better. Just you, your thoughts and whatever you want to do, with no obligations, no other opinions or plans and no pressure from anyone. It is not only relaxing, it is also proven that alone-time is good for you.
So it is okay to say to your friends that you don’t feel like going out or watching a movie together. In case you still don’t feel convinced, we give you 5 reasons why you should spend more time with yourself:”
8 Things To Do Alone… For A Change
By Free People
“The idea of solitude has a somber ring to it; the thought of being alone can bring about memories touched with lonely sadness, while thoughts of being surrounded by others can bring memories of joy. But solitude, like all things, truly depends on the way you look at it.
I, for one, absolutely love being alone. Some of the best times I’ve had are ones where I’ve been in no one else’s company but my own. I always enjoy hanging out with myself at home, and I equally love going shopping alone. I find that I’m productive and relaxed… and I always make sure to remain just as silly as when I’m with others.”