All By Myself…

I found this GREAT article on 50 things you can do by yourself…I am doing it this year! I’m going to try for at least once a week, doesn’t have to be in any particular order.

50 Things to do by yourself

All credit belongs to Jo ChunYan

  • Start your own vegetable patch in your garden. Or plant them in larger planter boxes if you don’t have the space.
  • Bake something that you have never made before.
  • Spend a day at a museum or art gallery.
  • Meditate – sit, be still and devote time to listening to your breath.
  • Review and update your core desired feelings.
  • Have dinner on a your own in a nice restaurant – take time to really enjoy the food.
  • Read your favourite chapters from the books you love.
  • Go to a farmer’s market, basket in hand and stock up on fresh, seasonal, organic produce.
  • Go for a walk – in nature, outdoors and enjoy breathing the fresh air.
  • Make some popcorn, add your own toppings (be creative!) and have a movie marathon.
  • Listen to an album from start to finish without doing anything else. Or find a playlist that resonates with what you are feeling.
  • Go out for a long Sunday brunch.
  • See a film at the cinema on your own – you won’t have to share your popcorn.
  • Do a grocery shop at your favourite organic grocers and splurge on something you don’t have very often. My local organic grocer also offers personalised tea blending. I just tell them what I kind of tea I want and they create a herbal blend from various organic herbs.
  • Start a herb garden that will sit on your windowsill. This is perfect for small apartments. Also, most herbs are quite hardy and will last throughout the year.
  • Create a mixed tape or playlists for all your different moods and occasions. I have ones for running, yoga, studying and working.
  • Take your bike for a leisurely ride and go your favourite cafe.
  • Rearrange your wardrobe and discover old clothes again.
  • Clean and organise things around your home.
  • Visit the florist and pick out a bunch of flowers for your bedside table. Use your good vase!
  • Create a calming space in your home for working on your hobbies or projects.
  • Create a beautiful meditation or spiritual corner – make a little altar for your crystals, meditation bowl and candles.
  • Take all your old clothes, books and furniture and donate these things to charity. Make room for the new by clearing out the old.
  • Paint, draw, sketch, write – let your emotions and intuition guide you to with this one.
  • Make a terrarium from a selection of succulents and moss.
  • Go somewhere in the city that you have never been before.
  • Go to a gig, enjoy the music and dance like crazy.
  • Read up on your horoscope or consult your tarot cards, angel cards!
  • Send a handwritten letter to a friend, lover or family member.
  • Create a Pinterest board to help visualise and bring your next adventure to life.
  • Make an Acai bowl, topped with fruit, yoghurt, super foods and granola.
  • Light a candle, take a relaxing bath – try adding some essential oils and herbs like sage, camomile or peppermint!
  • Journal. Write up a list of things you would love to do, declare your dreams and intentions or simply empty out all your thoughts into your notebook.
  • Do a face mask. Make one from the ingredients in your kitchen! Combine 1 tablespoon of honey, a banana and a few drops of lemon, mix it up and apply to your face.
  • Roll out your mat and do yoga to rejuvenate, energise and relax.
  • Think of 50 questions that you want the answers and consult Wikipedia.
  • Do a juice cleanse for the day.
  • Rearrange things in your room using Feng Shui to bring more light, flow and harmonious energy to your space.
  • Give an old chest of drawers some fresh paint or replace the door knobs in your house with vintage ones.
  • Give yourself a mini retreat weekend – eat healthy food, go for a massage, spoil yourself and really relax!
  • Sleep, doze or power nap as much as you need to.
  • Sip a cup of tea and look out the window.
  • Go to the park, pack some homemade sandwiches, bring a picnic blanket and a good book.
  • Catch up on all your favourite blog posts.
  • Travel. I love travelling on my own because it really pushes me to live outside my comfort zone, to trust my intuition and to learn more about myself.
  • Give yourself a manicure – try a different styles like Leopard prints, marbling effects, dots etc.
  • Wake up early to see the sunrise. Or make time at dusk to catch the sunset.
  • Go for a jog or walk by the beach. Breathe in the salty sea breeze and watch the waves lick the shore.
  • Study. I love studying in my spare time. Sign up for online courses on any topic you have an interest to learn more about.
  • Take a photo to depict each hour in your day.
  • Make a gratitude list.

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