5 Ways To Be Happy Alone

By Stephen M

We are mostly made to believe that being alone or wanting to be alone is wrong. This is because many people misconstrue being alone to be being lonely. Although it is great to build relationships and have people around you, some find happiness in staying alone. However, others see it as a challenge and need help. If you are such a person, here are some steps to take to feel comfortable staying alone.

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Stop the comparison  

We are all different in our ways, and what works for you may not work for others. Know that staying alone is a personal choice and not because people hate or don’t want to become your friend. And who even said that having many friends and enjoying social activities makes one happy? The truth is, many people engage in such activities to pretend all is well and working.

Reduce Your Social Media Engagement

Social media has become its own universe, and many people live a fake life there. People try to pretend to be what they are not by showing off luxuries and engaging in numerous activities. Some portray that they live the best of life and are very happy. But in reality, things are entirely different. If not careful, you would fall into the trap and ask, why not you. Take a break if you fall under pressure while scrolling down social media feeds.

Make time for yourself

Sometimes you need to stay away from all forms and activities to make quality time for yourself. Deprive yourself of gadgets and noises occasionally, sit at a serene place, and relax. Try to reflect on some good memories, and you will automatically start to smile.

Go on a date

Can you remember the last time you indulged yourself with a good meal and music outside your home? It is time to go on a personal date. Yes, you alone! Self-date allows you to appreciate yourself better and learn to be happy alone. There are others like you because obviously, some people will also come solo. You can also choose to have time with nature.

Engage in physical activities (Exercise)

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Exercise is a great way to get intimate with yourself. It helps discharge endorphins, the neurotransmitters that reduce pain, discomfort and increase happiness. You can start with a few stretches.