I think it’s really important to be comfortable being alone because it’s unavoidable. It’s very rare that you can spend every minute with friends, a significant other, or other people. Frequently, when we’re not in a relationship, we feel like we don’t have anyone to do things with. Especially if we’ve just gotten out of a relationship and we’re used to having someone always there.
When you enjoy your own company, then you’ve always someone to do things with. And the more things you do on your own and the more time you spend alone, the more you’ll become okay with being with yourself. Enjoying your own company is to be able to feel at peace with the idea of being alone, spending time with yourself, and enjoying the little moments even if there’s no one around to share the excitement with.
So, today I want to share with you some tips on how to start loving your own company:
Find things you love doing
Whether this is doing something creative, exercising, baking, dancing, singing, playing an instrument, going for a walk, do something that keeps you busy and makes you feel good.
Be aware of your social media usage
Spending too much time on social can make you feel lonely or FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).
Treat yourself with the same excitement as you would treat a friend. Treat yourself like someone you love.
Feel what you need to feel
Cry it out. Reconnect with your true self. Be okay with your emotions. Set free your feelings. Forgive yourself. Journal what you’re feeling.
Appreciate the little things
Be aware of all the small blessings you experience every day. Be that person who notices the morning coffee taste. Who appreciates a sunny day. Who expresses gratitude for being alive.
Work on your health
Be aware of how you fuel your body. Try cooking more at home than ordering food. Focus on moving your body as much as you can. Get enough sleep. It can be difficult even getting out of bed when you’re feeling lonely but believe me, it gets easier with time. Take baby steps.
Get out of the house/spend time in nature
Go for a walk, get some sunlight. Being in nature is so healing and relaxing. And it’s a natural energy booster.
Develop a relationship with yourself
Self-love and self-acceptance are two crucial components of long-term happiness. No one else can make you happy if you’re not content with yourself. Also, allow you to move away from the mindset of caring what others think. We spend far too much energy on the opinions of others and being alone reminds you that only one person’s opinion and approval matters is your own.
Accept your body, personality, strengths, and flaws. Treat yourself with kindness. You can read more about self-love here.
Learn to be alone and to enjoy it. There is nothing more freeing and empowering than learning to like your own company. ❤️