Omg! I did it!
I spent 9 days without my better half! For real- I am super proud of myself and I had to share about it with you as well as give you a bunch of fun things you can do alone if your partner is on a trip or if you're just plain sick of other humans! Haha!
Months ago when Kevin got invited to go on a guys only surf trip to Fiji I immediately said YESSSS YOU MUST GO! We love taking trips together but we also fully support one another in taking trips with our best guy and girlfriends so this was a no brainer- I mean Fiji? Ya just cant pass that up!
As the date got closer i started to sort of panic! I was thinking omg I think I have gone three days maybe five without my husband but 9 nights alone- wow- thats a long time! I had a mixture of anxiety and also excitement.
Kevin had an AMAZING trip and woohoo he gets home tomorrow! To my surprise I really enjoyed my time alone and doing many things solo! Did i get a little lonely without him? Of course I did, but I was able to do many fun things with friends and family and I discovered that it is possible to do fun things alone! Here is a list of my top 11! I hope you save this post and come back next time you have alone time too:
If you’re anxious about going solo to a place where most people will be in groups, a movie is an awesome place to start. It’s super dark and anonymous in the theater and woohoo you don’t have to share your popcorn or treats! Bonus: If you've been wanting to see a random movie- now is the time!!!
Raise your hand if you frequently think to yourself, I should really give back more, but then life gets busy and it just doesn't happen even though your intentions are good! I saw you sheepishly raise your hand! :) Now is the time to make good on your promise and spend some time helping people who aren't as fortunate as you are. Need help finding opportunities to give back? Just go to Volunteer Match .
Does dining alone freak you out? If so- I get you but I am telling you- dining alone is AWESOME! Since its just you, there isn't any pressure to make small talk- so you can just chill, relax and enjoy your meal. Secondly, you can actually focus on eating mindfully— enjoying every bite of what’s on your plate. And last- people watching. I mean- I love it way too much! Are you with me?
Going to the spa with your bff's is great, but embracing the “self” part of self-care is the bomb. Here’s the best part- it doesn’t have to cost anything. A couple of totally free ways to practice self-care include taking a long, luxurious bath; giving yourself an at-home manicure; watch a Netflix movie or series, take a nap, pick up that book you've been meaning to read, light a candle and listen to music, make a healthy meal or do an online yoga class.
Go to your favorite stores, leisurely walk through the mall, grab a latte and just enjoy this time without worrying if someone needs you or that you need to rush.