Some people are more comfortable spending time on their own than others. I am one of those people who like time on their own to recharge, but I definitely thrive on spending time with my friends, my family, and my partner.
I like to be social, and as an overthinker I can easily get in my head if I spend too much time alone!
I recently read a fantastic post from Della all about the importance of spending time on your own, and it made me think about the ways I look after myself whenever I spend time alone. Since moving out of my parents house, I spend a little more time alone, such as when my partner is out for the evening, I finish work earlier, or I don’t have plans to visit family.
As someone who can sometimes find it hard to spend time alone, I found this idea daunting at first- but there are a few ways to feel confident spending an evening alone without feeling lonely.
In this post, find 5 fun tips to make sure the next time you spend an evening alone, you do it without feeling lonely!
Plan what your evening is going to look like! A little structure can go a long way, and I’ve found the best way to spend an evening alone is to know what I’m going to do with my evening.
This might just be as simple as reminding yourself to workout or pop to the shops for some food, but it’s great to have a few ideas of how you want to spend your time alone. Keeping yourself busy is the best way to avoid feeling lonely.
Take this time for yourself
Do you have work to catch up on? Or is there something you want to do that’s harder when everyone’s at home? You might want to have an undisturbed bath, complete your skincare routine, or take time to make yourself a fancy meal.
Don’t see an evening alone as a time to be lonely, see it as a time to do exactly what you want with your time.
Arrange socialisation at other times
It always makes me feel better if I know I have something social coming up in the next few days, so message your friends or family to arrange something later in the week, or at the weekend.
This means you still have plenty coming up on the social calendar, and it will make you feel less alone if you’re prone to lonely bouts.
Pop on a podcast
For me, it’s much easier to spend an evening alone without feeling lonely when I have something on in the background. That could mean the radio, or a podcast, or just a video about something that interests you. It can be so comforting to have a voice in the background, and growing up we always had the radio on at home.
Chat to a friend
It still counts as an evening alone if you talk to a friend! Sometimes you just want to chat over messenger for a bit, or sometimes it’s nice to call someone that you’ve not spoken to for a bit. My friend did this last time I spend a long evening alone and it really made a difference.
Chat to a friend, message your family, or chat to your online followers if you need a bit of fun conversation.
How do you like to spend your evenings alone? Do you find that you get lonely easily? What’s your favourite thing to do when you spend an evening alone?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x