I love the hustle and bustle of meeting up with friends and doing things, I do; but sometimes I like to do what I like when I like. I've always been someone who needs time out every now and again. After a group holiday, I tend to want to run to my bed for 24 hours afterwards to recharge as I find having to interact with others exhausting, which isn't something you hear people often admitting too.
I've made it my goal for 2018 to make more friends, but I worry that my desire to sometimes take a step back and just spend some time alone may stop them from wanting to hang out, but that's simply not true. Most people need a morning or an evening to just do nothing, watch some trash TV or read a book and just be alone. Luckily me and Tom are similar in this way which means although I may be in the house with him, we might just spend an hour or two doing our own thing before reconnecting - honestly I'm very happy that we can do that with such ease!
Here are a few things that you can do on your own:
- Read that book that has been on your to-read pile.
- Go for a walk in a place you've always wanted to go.
- Watch that film in the cinema that no-one will go with you to.
- Spend time outside gardening or photographing flowers.
- Simply stay in bed and binge watch Netflix.
I've accepted recently that I quite like being alone but also not being alone; even when I want to be on my own 80% of the time that's okay too. Sometimes we all need some time away with our own thoughts; whether that's for an hour or a day, it's all about balance. Similarly I think everyone loves human interaction; meeting up with a friend or a relative are great ways to put a smile on your face.
Here are a few ideas on what you can do with others:
- Pub gardens in the Summer are what dreams are made of.
- Go to an escape room or quiz night - the cheesier the better.
- Get everyone to the cinema to see the films everyone wants to see.
- Do something you wouldn't usually do. Go Ape etc.
- Have everyone around to your house for a get together.
Do you get FOMO? Do you like spending time on your own?