I’ve been spending a lot of time by myself lately, which has been a change since I’m an extrovert. But honestly, this quality time with myself has been so valuable. I’ve had the space I need to think about my goals, my career, and what I want out of life.
I love my friends, but I’ve realized that I enjoy being on my own wavelength most of the time. Recently, I’ve been able to focus more on my blog and overall content strategy. (Yes, you can expect more frequent posts from me!)
Today, I want to give you some inspiration on things you can enjoy doing by yourself. Some of these items are for extroverts, and others are geared more toward introverts. However, I challenge you to get out of your comfort zone a bit and try something new! That’s one of the best ways to keep your life interesting.
Here are 35 fun things to do alone:
1. Write a bucket list.
I love writing bucket lists because they motivate me to get out and do cool things with my life. If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, try writing a bucket list and you might feel inspired to do something new or make plans for your future.
2. Learn a new skill.
Skillshare is great for this! Bonus points if you learn a new skill that will help you advance your career or achieve your professional goals.
3. Try a new hobby or craft.
If you’re bored with your life, it’s time to do something different. Finding a new hobby is a great way to change things up.
4. Walk or run around your neighborhood.
I’m all for exercise! Even if you’re not into fitness, try going for a short walk around your neighborhood. It will give you a chance to clear your head and take a break from your busy day.
5. Visit a thrift store.
Thrifting is fun because you never know what you’ll find. One time, I got a $300 Banana Republic jacket at a thrift store for $12!
6. Go to the bookstore and pick out something new to read.
Reading for pleasure will keep your mind sharp. Pick out a new book or magazine!
7. Look around an art museum.
If you take the time to really look at the art, you’ll have a totally different experience than somebody who just glances at everything. You could gain some serious inspiration from a museum visit, so make the most of it!
8. Go to a wine or beer tasting event.
If you’re into drinking, this one is for you! Even if you go by yourself, it won’t be hard for you to make new friends.
9. Pick out some fresh produce at a farmer’s market.
You can find some of the best food at farmer’s markets. This would be great for you if you’re trying to eat healthier!
10. Go to an ice cream shop and get your favorite flavor.
In need some self-care? Ice cream will do the trick!
11. Plan a solo trip. It can be as close or as far as you want.
Traveling solo might seem crazy at first, but I promise it’s not as scary as it sounds. The best part of solo travel is that you can make your own itinerary without worrying about what other people want to do. The experience will be 100 percent yours!
12. Volunteer for a cause you are passionate about.
Volunteering is a great way to meet like-minded people and do good for the community!
13. Discover a random new place in your city.
Just get on Google and start searching up random places that interest you. You might be surprised at what you find!
14. Attend a concert or festival solo.
I’ve done this a few times, and I’ve never had a hard time making friends! I love music, so I’ve had some amazing experiences attending festivals by myself.
15. Watch the sunrise or sunset.
If you need an hour or two of tranquility, head up to a spot with a great view and enjoy the sunrise or sunset. It will give you the peace of mind you’re searching for.
16. Discover new music to listen to.
17. Redecorate your room, or your whole house!
If your space needs an update, why not take a day or two to redecorate it? It could give you the refresh you need.
18. Organize your home office or workspace.
I work so much better when my desk is organized! Even if you only take 10 minutes to clear your workspace, I guarantee it will make a huge difference.
19. Find a new recipe to try, and cook yourself a meal.
Pinterest has a wealth of recipes for you to check out.
20. Order takeout from your favorite restaurant and watch movies at home.
I eat healthy for the most part, but I take full advantage of my cheat days. Sometimes, it’s best to just treat yourself to takeout and sit at home and do nothing.
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21. Take yourself out to breakfast.
Breakfast is one of my favorite meals! Try taking yourself out to breakfast so you can start your day off on the right foot.
22. Take up photography.
Photographing nature is such a calm and relaxing activity. If you’ve never tried photography before, I encourage you to! It will give you a whole new perspective on the world.
23. Start a journal. Here are some ideas for prompts!
Journaling is a great way to keep track of your thoughts, feelings, and goals. If you’re striving for personal growth, I recommend you start a gratitude journal, bullet journal, or just a journal where you write about your day. You can hold yourself accountable by keeping a record of your progress.
24. Get your hair or nails done.
25. Go shopping at the mall! Treat yourself to something you’ve been wanting to buy.
Sometimes, you just need to BUY THE SHOES.
26. Go through your closet and discover old clothes you forgot about.
I’ve realized that I won’t wear 90% of the clothes I own if I don’t organize my closet every once in a while. Try rearranging your closet so everything is more visible and accessible.
27. Do something productive.
Wash your clothes, clean your bedroom, or do something that will make your life easier! It will relieve stress and take something off your to-do list.
28. Take a bubble bath.
This is a great way to chill after a long day.
29. Take a nap.
If you’re so stressed out that you can’t function, sometimes it’s best to just take a nap. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle your responsibilities.
30. Do something creative, like drawing, painting, or writing.
Creative hobbies are highly therapeutic, and they will help you build valuable skills you can use for your personal projects.
31. Do a digital detox and enjoy time away from social media.
Unplugging from social media is a great way to get away from the stress of the digital world.
32. Listen to some personal development podcasts.
I’ve just started doing this myself, so I don’t have any solid recommendations yet. But I will keep y’all updated if I find some good ones!
33. Start a blog or YouTube channel.
If you want to do something that’s sort of “social” while still spending time with yourself, blogging and making YouTube videos can help you do that. I love my blog!
34. Plan a self-care weekend, and only do things for you!
I think we could all use one of these! Plan a whole weekend of time for yourself, and don’t let anything get in the way.
35. Create a Pinterest board to gain inspiration for your next project.
Pinterest is one of my go-to resources for creative inspiration and project planning. If you don’t use it yet, I highly recommend it. It’s great for tons of creative disciplines, including writing, graphic design, interior design, and so many more!
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