Boredom kills, but not having enough ideas to make it go away makes you suffer. Since boredom hits the hardest when you’re alone, you need to come up with ways to keep yourself engaged even when no one’s around.
Don’t worry, you aren’t out of ideas just yet (thank us later). You don’t have to sit back waiting for something to happen while you’re alone. You’re free to read that book that you’ve forever been waiting to go through or catch up with old friends.
What else can you do to have fun alone? Let’s find out.
Watch a Movie
It may seem like the most basic advice, but it works 9 times out of 10. Watching a movie can burst your loneliness bubble pretty quickly. How often is it that you watch a movie, relate to a character, and suddenly start living another life for those 3 hours? The character’s friends start feeling like your own, and the same is the case with their problems.
Also, think about how you couldn’t watch your favorite movie just because someone was always around. That isn’t an issue anymore. So, make yourself some popcorn or order a pizza, and start your movie spree ASAP.
Stop denying yourself the simple pleasure of delicious food just because you’re alone. Cooking alone ensures you are in complete control and have the liberty to create a restaurant-quality dish or your comfort food, all by yourself. Try to create a restaurant-dining vibe with some tasty wine and sweet music to enhance the entire experience.
When you are in the kitchen, get in your groove by putting on some rhythmic music. Also, make sure that you don’t rush the process. Cooking alone is all about relaxing. Let the aroma of spices, the sizzling sound of oil, and the colorful dishes around please you.
Bring Out the Artist in You
Been too long since you held your loved paintbrush? It may have been several years, especially if you aren’t a regular artist. Now that you have got some “me time” try to bring back the Picasso in you. Before starting to color the canvas, try being imaginative.
It’s your time to create something that your heart always wanted to. You can look for inspiration in a photograph, magazine, or scroll through Pinterest for excellent ideas. If painting isn’t your go-to activity, you can also try new crafts. Pay attention to detail, and you might end up with something worth hanging on your drawing-room wall.
Play a Card Game
Are you still under the impression that card games aren’t fun without a group or at least another person? Well, solitaire games are here to your rescue. These games provide a different kind of challenge as they require you to think alone.
As you may not have played these before, it would take a while for you to master them. The challenge is real, and once you start playing solo card games, it’s hard to stop even after hours.
Learn a New Language
Being alone should not be equal to being unproductive, even if you don’t have office or college work to do. Stop being paranoid about wasting time and start thinking of activities that can help you develop a skill – learning a new language is one.
In the world of IoT, it’s not necessary to go to a language learning school anymore. You can instead download a mobile app and start from the basics. Learning a language of a country where you plan to vacation in the future, or just a wildly popular and useful language, can help enhance your CV and boost your chances of getting a Visa too.
Go to a Concert
If you’re alone in the city and your favorite singer is coming to a concert, there’s no reason why you should not go for it. Since you are alone, you can focus all your attention on their presence, the electric environment, and the awesome music.
You can now scream louder than you’d do around friends and plan your visit according to you. You can arrive late and miss the opening without disappointing anyone. It also presents you with an opportunity to treat yourself at your favorite restaurant or bar after the concert.
This list certainly isn’t exhaustive. If these don’t sound good enough, there are many other things you can do alone. Think about writing a poem or a complete story or traveling alone. Instead of feeling chained by your solitude, cherish your freedom and accomplish your goals easily.