How to Hang Out By Yourself Like a Pro
Hanging out by myself is one of my favorites things to do. I am both an introvert and an extrovert but when I’m feeling more like an introvert, I’m 100% an introvert. I’m the most professional on being alone than I actually am professional at work.
It takes me a lot of mental preparation to go to a party or attend a social gathering. I prefer to avoid that at all costs. But if I have to, I at least need a Xanax for the unnecessary anxiety I have to experience when I can just be home in my sweats and watch The Secret Life of Pets 5 times in a row. Probably also insta-stalking someone simultaneously. This is why I prefer blogging. A completely solo activity that keeps me busy researching inspirational stories, thinking up ideas for content, pretending I am amazing at editing and then there’s the occasional self-loathing five minute self-pity sob party that mostly occurs very briefly and only at night, when I’ve realized I forgot, therefore failed to stock up on ice cream. And sometimes this is a good thing because you release feelings and emotions you didn’t even know you had, you get it out of your system and then move on with your day.
So you might think there aren’t many enjoyable things you can do by yourself. But I’ll share with you some of things I like to do.
Personally, I enjoy my own company. And one of the best and most fun things to do by myself is go to the movies. Scary movies are my favorite, because when you’re feeling down and you pick a seat closest to the screen and turn around during the most suspenseful parts, I look at everyone else’s faces, let me tell you, it’s Hilarious. I recommend signing up for the Stub A-List membership. 3 movies a week, unrestricted, first Premier access for A-List stub holders. All for just $19.99 a month. (Not sponsored)
I know this doesn’t seem very introvert, but once you get over the awkwardness of walking in alone, purchasing your popcorn alone and getting to your seat alone; you’ll discover that you’re not the only one there alone. And then all your anxiety is suddenly gone. Word of advice, go between Monday and Thursday if you happen to have a job that makes you work weekends and take your days off during the week (Starbucks).
This one is easy. The first thing you have to do is stock up on snacks and drinks for your “all dayter” (opposite of all nighter). I would say hit the redbox but is that even a thing anymore? Netflix or Hulu should do it. And with Uber Eats and Postmates, you might not even have to step out of your house. This can be tricky because you can find yourself unknowingly practicing feng shuei and re-arranging your entire apartment. Cleaning out your closet, going over your finances for the 5th time. Not to worry, all of these things require complete solitude and in the end you’ll feel you did something productive.
You can also do some backyard tanning with your beats pills playing your favorite songs, or you can tan quietly while catching up on your reading.
Explore Your City:
You might want to take your camera. For instance, I live in a big giant mountain. I often wonder if these houses will even survive when we get the “big one” (earthquake) but that’s beside the point.
One time after work, and in need of sometime alone, I decided to explore my neighborhood. I turned into one of the streets and just kept going up. As far as I could go and found the best view of Los Angeles. It was a beautiful sunset. I was able to clear my head and get some pretty good pictures at the same time too. Kills two birds with one stone. You’ll be surprised how much time you spend editing these pictures. And still, the best part, Is finding those little hidden gems around your city. This has actually become another favorite activity of mine. Aside from blogging for you guys (myself and my one reader I mean). Below are some photos of I took while out on one of these adventures.
I love technology. I love that I get to have this ipad that acts like a computer and lets me edit as if I were doing it in a professional studio. And I love that phones today can act as if you were shooting from a Nikon or a Canon. But the most important thing is that being alone can certainly bring out the creativeness in you. If you choose a movie, you get to judge why the the director cast that horrible actress and makes you think about making your own film. Not that you can’t judge if you take a companion, but remember, this is about you. The same goes for staying home alone. If you want your fucking flowers in the middle of the room, who’ gonna give a shit and tell you they don’t belong there.
If you want to share your pictures by turning them into a collage, then fucking do it. Fuck you if think that was a bad idea and didn’t include locations. That is why it’s called a hidden gem.
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