It is said, “No man is an island,” that human beings are social animals. However, that is not the case always. Just like in animal parks, there is that one lone wolf- you get it now? Some are labeled as losers or introverts.
But, when you see people who do not want friends, leave them, maybe they find comfort in loneliness. By not having friends does not mean you have to be sad, no, there are lots of fun activities you can engage in. Because what you need most is me-time.
What fun activities to do to improve your mind
Here are six exercises you can do to when alone enhance your brain.
- Take a class or something that interests you
Options are many about looking for a class. First, you might sign up online or join a community college. When signing up, find a course that interests you and that you want to pursue as a career.
If you do not want a full time, look for podcasts on your favorite class and find what you will learn.
- Start blogging about a subject that interests you
Do you love movies so much? Start writing a blog about your favorite videos; you can write about reviews and mingle with other movie lovers online. Are you passionate about photography? Create a blog post and start sharing some of the beautiful photos you take. Because blogging is a way to share your ideas and meet people who share the same interests as you.
- Go to the museum
Visiting the museum means you may spend all the time you want at the exhibits. For instance, if you’re going to spend 30 minutes staring at one picture, you will because nobody is there to rush you. You can walk in quickly or slowly as you can.
You don’t have to worry about payments because you can always go there on free days. Still, you can buy membership cards, so you be able to access the museums. Additionally, you may start getting exclusive benefits like invitations to previews of new exhibits or lectures
- Grab an unread book off your shelf or re-read a favorite
People tend to think reading isn’t fun. But you can learn a lot from a non-fiction book, or you can be transported to wonderland by fantastic fiction. You can get books from the library or book clubs.
- Love yourself more
The best part about being alone is, you have a lot of quality of time to yourself. Well, that is equivalent to attracting boredom. But being bored is good because while you try to figure out how to kill the boredom, you become creative. You may even start writing a book, who knows you may end up becoming the best seller.
Moreover, you become more knowledgeable by reading lots of books. So, use that alone time well.
- Go to that concert
Take an example, your favorite musician is coming to the town near you, but since you don’t have friends to accompany you there, you won’t go! No, that should not be the case, dress up and go have fun because, in the end, you will be glad you went.
Most of the time, we get opportunities or chances to go and see amazing stuff, but we let go because we have no friends to accompany us. But you should stop doing that to yourself because a missed opportunity is a regret later.
A quote says, never in your life miss an opportunity to see beautiful scenery or something because beauty is equivalent to Gods writing.
What hobbies can one try to engage in?
Here are some hobbies you can try out when you do not want friends.
- Experiment in the kitchen and learn to cook
Cooking or trying out new recipes can be fun, especially when you have your favorite jam playing on the background. Watch cooking shows online, go shop for the ingredients.
Do not worry if the food doe s not turn out as expected; after all, you are not cooking for a family or gathering. It is yours alone.
- Play video or computer games
If you feel like spending money, look out for free games online. You can make lots of friends through online gaming. Games range from challenging puzzles to compelling storylines that can keep you engaged the whole day.
But, do not share personal information with online strangers, that information may be used against you. You never know who is watching.
- Treat yourself to a movie
Andy Grammer’s Lunatic lyrics happen to be my favorite; they go like, “I enjoy seeing films in the middle of the day like the same movie watched a different way, I don’t think that makes me nuts.”
Watching a film with others is enjoyed, but watching that series while having the theatre to yourself happens to be a privilege. The advantage of going to movies alone is that you will watch it without being disturbed by comments from the spoiler friends.
Moreover, it is not even a must you leave your house; you can enjoy your series or movie from the comfort of your bed. The most thrilling part is there is no one to disturb or stop you, just awesomeness of uninterrupted awesomeness.
- Do something artistic
You can take up stuff like photography, painting, pottery, writing poems, or anything that arouses your creative juices. Again, do not worry about people’s judgments because you have freedom of expression.
Still, you can join other people who love the artwork and earn some cash there, who knows. Even if you do not make money, you will be sharpening your skills; it is worth it.
How to take care of your body
You do not need friends to help you take care of your body. Here are activities you can do to relax that body
- Try parkour
Parkour simply is a fun way of trying to make the world your obstacle. Like trying to find the quickest and fastest route from point A to B., it might require to climb, jump and even tumble, but that will only improve your balance and also train you on how to make quickest decisions.
Additionally, start with baby steps, just slowly, so that you don’t hurt yourself along the way. Also, learn a few tricks here and there. You may start from your backyard or in a grassy environment.
- Go for a hike
Stepping out of the house for hiking promotes an active lifestyle, encourages a proactive, positive attitude, and strengthens your immune system. Spending alone time in nature can make your stuff fall into perspective and make you feel so peaceful.
Take that long walk in the beautiful mountain path will make you realize how beautiful the world is, and being on your own is just fine.
But, most importantly, let one person know where you are, so, in case of an accident or injury, your folks will be aware.
- Try fitness class that might be embarrassing
Zumba, step class, dance classes- these three workouts are mad fun. Although they may be embarrassing at that time, you are learning the step from your instructor. If you are in a class of pure strangers who are trying to learn just like, you will not even realize they are watching you.
Focus on enjoying yourself and dance your heart out. In case you do not belong to any gym, look out for videos of Zumba or kickboxing and enjoy the dances in your living room.
- Pamper yourself with a spa day
You know, you are the owner of your body, so you need to pamper it as much as you can. Paint your nails, go for a face mask, and sip on some cold cucumber water. Also, try out new make-up and try drawing the cat-eye. Allow yourself to chill, chill, and feel like royalty for a moment.
- Exercise- do some yoga
Well, living forever is impossible, but living longer is a thing, so keeping fit and healthy is key. Because you do not have someone to do it with you, it does not mean you cannot exercise. Yoga, for example, you do not need anyone to do with.
Yoga is relaxing, it is right for your mind, though it is challenging it is fun. And most importantly, you can do it anywhere. Competing with others or trying to be better than others is winning, but bating your record, uh, I call that achievement.
- Dance to the beat of your dream
Dance is an art; it is an expression, now, watching a friend to is full joy, but feeling yourself move to the dance tunes and beats is mad fun. Total happiness is when you dance alone in your room to music that rocks your roof off.
You feel like going to the beach during winter, go ahead, after all, who said you should only go there during summer?
You don’t have to have been born from a boom box, that doesn’t stop you from shaking the body, especially when you are dancing the beat of your drum.
What to do when you get yourself out to have fun
Here are a few activities you can do to cheer yourself up even without friends.
- Shed yourself self-consciousness
Most people fear going out because they think people will judge them; others may think they won’t have mad fun alone as they would have it in a group. But all these are lies. The truth is, only a few people care about your welfare and why you are alone, so get out there and have fun.
- Volunteer and meet people while putting your time to good use
Go and involve yourself with activities that you are passionate about. If you love animals, go to an animal orphanage and feed those animals and spend time with them or walk the kittens.
Passionate about the environment, participate in forest clean up days. Through this, you will be making friends, saving the world, and having fun. You can also visit the sick in the hospital, visit the elderly, and take food and just groom them.
- Sign up for a meetup or club for people with similar interests
Lookup for groups online of guys whom you share the same interests and join their groups. They may be foodies, hiking groups, book lovers, or even photographers. You will be doing stuff you like at the same time, making friends.
- Take a trip and explore somewhere new
Gather your favorite playlist, look for a town or a park you like, and hit the road. While in the car, you can sing as loud as you can, stop anywhere you want.
You don’t have to worry about other people’s agendas. Let the trip be about you alone. Driving alone, to some people, maybe a way to relieve stress, relax, or even think. Do what makes you happy.
- Join community groups
Most communities do have a get-together; they may be your neighbors. Have fun with them. Participate in their activities. They maybe bible groups, singing or dancing.
In a nutshell, not having friends does not mean you have to be lonely. Again, when you alone remember, other people are lonely, too, and they feel the same thing you feel.
But you can use that moment and find something fun to do and enjoy. In short, utilize every opportunity you get and enjoy the process.