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13 Favorite Ways To Spend Time Alone and Be Happy

Being lonely and happy at the same time may sound little intimidating,but it can become the "best possible experience" (s), once you know how to enjoy your alone time. Solitude can be a hard choice when forced, but when you make a joyful choice to be alone, then "solitary life" gets a new definition- a more joyful explanation, may be!

Lately, when I was thinking deeply about, "how to begin this post;" I came across this beautiful quote by my favorite author: Robin Sharma. He somehow reads my mind :)....and never fails to inspire my soul.

Spending time all by yourself quiet often is as important as having a "good" night sleep. When life feels a little heavy; and you don't seem to feel inspired and or impressed- take a break and walk into the silence around you. This is one of the best ways to embrace the silence within you. We are often so distressed by the things happening around us, that we are very likely to lose ourselves in the chaotic dramas of every day life. So often be your own company, than looking for people (you want to trust) to connect with!

I love spending some "quality time" with myself- more than often these days; and I don't even regret; not being available to others'. I have realized the importance of being myself with myself- without any fear of being judged or criticized; because I get to do a lot of self-assessment when I spend some alone time. Self-reflection is a must to know yourself in a much better way. Spending time with yourself gives you the freedom to think, be you, be creative, and to develop your self-confidence.
Don't get me wrong! I am not saying that, "you shouldn't be a social person." But sometimes when you feel like; you are tired of pushing yourself too much for others- pleasing them to accept you and approve you; then I would say, you definitely take a break from all these and be your own. Research shows that spending time alone in silence improves your physical and mental health. 

There can so many likable ways to be all by yourself, and still feel happy and joyful- in own company. I have few of them to share. You pick the one that mostly resonates with your favorite "me" time activity (s):

1. Shop

Go and find your "best look", when others are busy. When you are shopping all alone you not just have enough time to look for the things you love, and or would try in future; but you have all your opinion about a particular clothing or an accessory you would like to buy yourself!

2. Sit By The Beach or Lake

Nothing can give you that inner peace and tranquility; than just by sitting alone and watching those rising and falling waves crashing upon the shore, the meeting point of sky and water, sea birds flying over the sea, noisy seagulls, and tickles of the restless sand.

3. In a Bookstore

4. Visit a Library or a Museum

5. Being Present in the Present

Quietly sit anywhere but outside and watch everything and anything that's happening around you at that moment. Live in the moment and realize how life is throwing tasks and responsibilities at everybody. Simply sit and watch people. "People gazing" allows you to know people from different places and walks of life. This is also a good way to find yourself- know who you are, and what you want to do in life, how far you think you can go achieving your dream life; etc.

6. Gardening

7. Organizing 

8. Cooking

9. Watching your favorite movie

I would definitely ask  you to refrain from any kind of electronic devices and from internet, but for some; watching their favorite movie alone can make them happy and lively again.So go for it. I sometimes do that too!

10. Outdoor Photography

The best photography can be done when you wander outdoor or in the midst of nature. Inspirations can only be captured by being all by yourself. If you love outdoor photography then you can never feel lonely- rather more busy and occupied.

11. Write/Read

The results (mind and body) are stunning when you read a book, or write your story, article in silence. 

12. Spending Time In Nature

Connect with every bit of it. Spending time alone in can help you reap powerful physical and mental benefits. There are hundreds of benefits that you can obtain by absorbing or just observing the nature like; a boost in your mood, relieving stress, increasing focus, strengthening immune system and so many such benefits.

13. Creative act

Engaging your mind in some creative acts can improve your confidence level. "Creative creatures" often find themselves being full of energy and life- to do something new every time. 

Being alone especially during the rough times of our life; when we are surrounded by worrisome thoughts and problems, can help us find ourselves. I have seen finding answers and finding back my courage (to fight problems and difficult people in my life), when I am out wandering or just quietly sitting all-by-myself. Silence have mighty magical powers that gives you strength and the wisdom

So do you like being alone all by yourself? How do you enjoy being alone? Don't forget to leave me your comments, and if you really liked the post then do share.


  1. Epsita, I agree with you that it's very important to have some alone time... otherwise we could lose ourselves. .. these ideas are really good ones ♡♡♡

    1. Thank you, Launna. Was so happy to see you back when you left me a comment last time. Sorry couldn't reply you back then....have been kind of too busy being a mom-these days. And Thank you always for reading my posts and sharing your thoughts. You have become a special person in my life. Thank you for all the inspirations you share through your posts. Keep writing Dear.
      Love and Hugs

  2. Love this blog post girlie! Such helpful advice.

    XO, Jessi

  3. Shopping and cooking for sure!

    Dakota D.

  4. This post really suited me for this week, My parter went back to work this week on a 2-10 shift and It's the first time I have been alone for so long in months it has been nice and then I started getting bored, you just have to do the things you wouldn't generally do and it's all ok.

    Meme xx

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  6. i enjoy shopping alone more since i can spend how ever much time i want =o)
    great post, it's always important to spend some time alone
    love your blog =o)

  7. I love shopping & gardening. Great ideas !

  8. I enjoy alone time quite a lot! :) I can do whatever I want without explaining and considering someone else. Oh the joy ;)

    Have a lovely weekend hun, kisses

  9. I do agree. Spending time alone is important. It helps us to clear our head.

  10. Yes to all. We need to re-energize. It's important if we want to function better and be happy.

  11. I think it's very important to spend some alone time once in a while. I personally love doing that! I usually watch movies, get creative or simply watch other people. It's so fun to observe others and see how they walk, talk, dress and etc. :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  12. these are some great tips, especially spending time in nature. I always find that extremely calming!

  13. For me time alone is luxus as I have a family with 2 childern (although already adulted) and I'm working with many people together in an office :) I enjoy time alone absolutely and know many things to do: e. g. reading, thinking and ... sleeping :)
    Many thanks for your kind comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other?
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  14. nice blog Dear! :) would you like to follow each other via GFC?? let me know and I follow you back :)

  15. what a great post!! i love all these ideas!

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

  16. I actually enjoy spending time alone sometimes, it's the time to self reflect and the brainstorm ideas for whatever projects I need to work on next. Thanks for this list, i think these ideas will really help me relax, or spark new thoughts too.

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  17. I like your blog, its really dope.
    Do you want to follow each other?
    If you want, than follow me, and let me know in comments, so I can follow you back with pleasure.

    We can follow each other on Instagram @andjela.dujovic, let me know in the comments so I can follow you back.

  18. I love shopping alone so much. It gives me so much pleasure I can't tell you. Great post dear :)

  19. Have wonderful and very happy Easter!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    1. Thank you, Rena
      Happy Easter to you too.

  20. I know many people don't like to be alone, but I enjoy some time to myself. When my boys were little and a lot of the concentration as they developed was on playing with others, their doctor mentioned that I should be sure that they're able to amuse themselves when alone as well. I'd never thought of it, but it made perfect sense.


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