Hello everyone! We’re back in those times where the aim is to be a helpful bean again (rare but you gotta love a tryer 🤷😂). Today’s post is a quick shot featuring 3 ways to enjoy your own company! Now it’s all good and well saying or thinking that it’s simple to do but for many it isn’t, especially what with all that’s going on in the world right now. Restrictions are lifting but will probably soon be back in place with the way things are going 🙄 so it’s never a bad time to make headway in conquering our fears.
Maybe you enjoy being surrounded by loved ones and it feels weird when they’re not around or being alone gives you time to think about stuff you’d rather forget so it is often avoided at all costs. Perhaps you’re isolating by yourself and it’s getting to be difficult which is understandable. There are many other reasons too including not even knowing why you don’t or feel you can’t enjoy your own company which is okay too! 🙌
Today the aim is to go a short way in hopefully helping that in some way, I’m no expert but every now and then I’ll experience it, not when I’m alone ALL the time but when I’m home by myself (as we live practically in the middle of nowhere). In those moments I’ll train my mind to focus on what needs to be done on my to-do list so as not to be scared about what could happen. For the most part I’m more productive than usual in these moments and if I can set myself on a certain path I’ll be quite content but I couldn’t imagine feeling that fear all of the time, enough about me though! (Lucy…this is your blog is it not? You may speak about yourself 😌 The realistic part of my mind has clearly woken up 😂).
Talking about things often allows us to gain more clarity on certain areas so no harm is going to come from broaching the subject and the discussion can continue on into the comments in order to provide more help too! 💫 Without further ado, here are 3 ways to enjoy your own company:
CHOOSE to spend time with yourself, not “by” yourself
Maybe it’s a daunting prospect knowing you’re going to be alone or you’re caught of guard by it so every now and then a good way of learning to cope with it is to make the decision that you’re going to do something with yourself. Hmmm maybe “By” somewhat insinuates that you’re not enough when you are (or at least that’s how I’m reading into it at this point in time) so with has it sounding like less of a chore and more fun! This mindset of making it into a choice might prepare you and have you feeling more in control 💪.
Here’s one you saw coming: Do something you love 🎹
That way you can make the most of your time and see it as a chance to enjoy, ground and even better your mental wellbeing 🍃. I know it’s not plain sailing when you try to take your mind off of intrusive thoughts but I believe that it is best if you at least try to put the effort in as opposed to simply succumbing to it and doing something probably won’t feel forced purely because its your thing.
At least then even if it doesn’t work you can tell yourself that you tried and can move onto figuring out another way to make things better feeling stronger through acknowledgement of what goes well and what doesn’t. Though using alone time to focus on your hobbies you’ll have a better idea of what to expect and perhaps even come to yearn for and enjoy that period of time when it leaves you + becomes a memory! ✨
Don’t put off trying until the very last moment
Nobody likes last minute alternatives, not when they could have been avoided anyway! Have a plan for what you can do to get by in those moments, if you are aware that alone time isn’t going to be empty space waiting to be filled then maybe it won’t be something you tend to be fearful about and then one day that empty space itself won’t be a worry either as it will be tolerable and welcome, a blank canvas waiting to be painted with adventure.
Break down your plan so that it can be taken on even if you don’t feel in a good mindset. Giving a friend or family member a call or throwing a text their way is not primarily for the worst case scenario, in other words reaching out for help doesn’t have to be your last step. Maybe it’s the first thing to do in order to refresh your mind about what is ahead and often loved ones can put things into a clearer perspective as they have our best interests at heart 💓.
At the end of the day, getting to the root of the problem could be for the best and truly solve what is going on so always consider that as an option as well (a lot of my tips focus on sidelining it but if there is a cause behind it then by all means it is important to not ignore that and professional help as daunting as that sounds could truly work wonders on how things are).
Alone time is a healthy way to regroup and evaluate where you are as well as just an opportunity to relax and it’s as essential as spending time with others. Of course if reading this sounds like gobbledegook to you because you know it won’t work then that is okay, because we’re all different and perhaps your way could be of help to others so be sure to share it in the comments section but yeah, be kind or it’s going straight into the trash 🤷😂.
Thanks for reading! 😉 You know what I’m gonna ask you, I’m so bloody predictable….Can you lot think of any more ways that people can enjoy their own company? Be sure to let me know and don’t forget to shut the door on your way out, I’mma take a nap and I pity the poor soul that tries to wake me up for they won’t be able to handle what eccentricities may unfold as a consequence💤😇😂. Hope you have a lovely day! ✨💕