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I love doing things with other people, but honestly, sometimes being social can be draining. I think it’s very important to spend some time on your own because it allows you to take a break from being social and really discover who you are. 
Here’s a couple things that you can do when you want to spend some time by yourself.
Pick a director and watch their entire filmography! If there’s a particular movie you like, find out who the director is and watch every movie they’ve made. It’ll keep you busy for hours and who knows, maybe you’ll find a new favorite film. 
Paint something! Pick up a canvas and use painter’s tape to create a design. Then paint over the tape and wait for it to dry and remove the tape to see how it looks!
Clean your room! Honestly, nothing feels as cathartic as really cleaning your room. Wash your bedding, get rid of clothes you no longer wear, vacuum the floor. Trust me, you’ll feel so good once you’ve finished. 
Go to a used bookstore! There’s a $10 dollar or less bookstore that just opened up near my house and I love it. Try picking up a bunch of books that you wouldn’t normally read and see how many you can finish in a day. 
Pick up a cool coloring book! I picked up this coloring book called Lotus Designs by Creative Haven (They sell it at most craft stores, but you can also find it on Amazon) and I love it! It takes a while to finish one page, but once they’re done, the patterns are pretty enough to frame and hang on the wall.
Recreate a makeup tutorial on Youtube! Try a look that you normally wouldn’t go for! Who knows, you might learn something new that you can use every day. 
Learn to cook something! Go on Pinterest and scroll through the countless recipes until you find something you want to try (I usually stick to dessert recipes, but that’s just me). I always feel really accomplished after I make a new recipe, especially if it turns out to taste amazing. 
Personalize some shoes! Buy a pair of cheap white shoes from Payless or Target and make them your own! You can ombre them with some fabric paint or grab some markers and doodle all over them. 
Binge watch a cult TV show! Netflix has a decent selection of cult tv shows so check them out so you can finally understand people’s references. There’s Twin Peaks, Bob’s Burgers, and a ton of others so just pick one and go from there. 
Make a terrarium! Grab some succulents and some succulent soil and something to put them in! Make sure you place them in a spot with enough sunlight so the plants can thrive. 
Make yourself a friendship bracelet. There’s a bunch of cool patterns you can find online for super intricate bracelets and they’re so pretty. Plus, embroidery floss is super cheap!
These are just a couple things that you can do by yourself, but I’m sure there’s a bunch of things that I didn’t include! What are some of your favorite things to do by yourself? We’d love to hear them!
Alexis

fledgedmagazine:


I love doing things with other people, but honestly, sometimes being social can be draining. I think it’s very important to spend some time on your own because it allows you to take a break from being social and really discover who you are. 

Here’s a couple things that you can do when you want to spend some time by yourself.

  • Pick a director and watch their entire filmography! If there’s a particular movie you like, find out who the director is and watch every movie they’ve made. It’ll keep you busy for hours and who knows, maybe you’ll find a new favorite film. 
  • Paint something! Pick up a canvas and use painter’s tape to create a design. Then paint over the tape and wait for it to dry and remove the tape to see how it looks!
  • Clean your room! Honestly, nothing feels as cathartic as really cleaning your room. Wash your bedding, get rid of clothes you no longer wear, vacuum the floor. Trust me, you’ll feel so good once you’ve finished. 
  • Go to a used bookstore! There’s a $10 dollar or less bookstore that just opened up near my house and I love it. Try picking up a bunch of books that you wouldn’t normally read and see how many you can finish in a day. 
  • Pick up a cool coloring book! I picked up this coloring book called Lotus Designs by Creative Haven (They sell it at most craft stores, but you can also find it on Amazon) and I love it! It takes a while to finish one page, but once they’re done, the patterns are pretty enough to frame and hang on the wall.
  • Recreate a makeup tutorial on Youtube! Try a look that you normally wouldn’t go for! Who knows, you might learn something new that you can use every day. 
  • Learn to cook something! Go on Pinterest and scroll through the countless recipes until you find something you want to try (I usually stick to dessert recipes, but that’s just me). I always feel really accomplished after I make a new recipe, especially if it turns out to taste amazing. 
  • Personalize some shoes! Buy a pair of cheap white shoes from Payless or Target and make them your own! You can ombre them with some fabric paint or grab some markers and doodle all over them. 
  • Binge watch a cult TV show! Netflix has a decent selection of cult tv shows so check them out so you can finally understand people’s references. There’s Twin Peaks, Bob’s Burgers, and a ton of others so just pick one and go from there. 
  • Make a terrarium! Grab some succulents and some succulent soil and something to put them in! Make sure you place them in a spot with enough sunlight so the plants can thrive. 
  • Make yourself a friendship bracelet. There’s a bunch of cool patterns you can find online for super intricate bracelets and they’re so pretty. Plus, embroidery floss is super cheap!

These are just a couple things that you can do by yourself, but I’m sure there’s a bunch of things that I didn’t include! What are some of your favorite things to do by yourself? We’d love to hear them!

Alexis