There are times when you can find yourself on your own and looking to have some fun, whether it's because you've moved out, separated from your group of friends, or because everyone is too busy.. While doing things on your own can make you confused, don't let that stop you from having fun. You can still have a good time on your own.
Part 1 of 4: try new hobbies
Step 1. Play video games or on the computer
Look for free games online if you don't feel like spending the money. Alternatively, you can also try out a multiplayer online game to make friends while you play. There are tons of different games online and most of them feature some pretty devious puzzles and pretty deep storylines that can keep you busy for hours.
Remember that you shouldn't be telling too many things to those you meet online
Step 2. Experiment in the kitchen and learn to cook
Cooking can be a lot of fun, especially if you listen to your favorite tunes at the same time with an array of fresh and delicious ingredients on hand. See online or watch a cooking show to find a recipe that inspires you. Then make a shopping list and get to work. You can take your time. After all, you don't have to cook for a celebrity or for a star chef who is going to judge you. The best time is still when you eat what you have prepared!
Cooking and baking will no doubt require you to use knives, a hob or an oven. Make sure you have the consent of your parents, if you are a minor, or ask them to help you prepare your meal
Step 3. Have an artistic activity
Try painting, photography, poetry, collages, anything that can inspire you. You don't need to worry about being judged by anyone, so you have complete freedom of speech.
Submit your artistic project to a competition. You could earn money, meet other artists, and surprise your peers with your talents
Step 4. Treat yourself to a movie screening
Although people often go to the movies together, it's not really a very social activity. There's no reason here to chat with others while you stare at the big screen. You will soon forget that you are alone, and you will probably enjoy the film much better than if you had been in a group.
Try the cinema marathons. Buy a ticket in the morning then slip into a second session, or even a third. Just make sure you don't get pinched
Part 2 of 4: Enriching Your Mind
Step 1. Take courses in a discipline that interests you
You can do this online or register for free programs offered in all free time universities in France. You can also download free lectures from these universities offered online. You might find a topic interesting enough to make you want to make a career out of it.
- Take coding lessons and learn to make your own apps for your smartphone. You could end up designing a game that is hugely successful!
- You can also watch podcasts of your favorite topics and see what else you can learn from them, if you don't feel like taking an entire course syllabus.
Step 2. Start a blog on a topic that you are passionate about
Are you a movie fan? Start a blog to share your impressions of your favorite movies, write reviews, and chat online with fellow movie lovers. You can set up a photo blog if you are more of a fan of this art and showcase your best achievements online. Blogging is a great way to spread your passion and meet people who share your interests.
- Set up a blog where you showcase your outfit of the day. Do this if you love fashion, talk about your favorite brands and what's trending on the catwalks.
- Talk about your favorite sports team and how they performed this season, analyze the divisional standings, or turn things upside down by sending an enthusiastic commentary about why your team is the best.
Step 3. Go to a museum
This allows you to spend as much time there as you want at any exhibition you like. You don't need to worry about being pushed around by anyone if you want to stare at a single board for twenty minutes. You can visit the museum at your convenience or as often as you like.
- Try to visit museums on Heritage Days, entry is free.
- Buy a cultural passport. This allows you to visit as many museums and exhibitions as you want. You could also benefit from invitations to conferences or special events organized by these museums as a privileged member.
Step 4. Read on
Pick up a book you've never read lying around on a shelf, or re-read your favorite authors. Don't underestimate the enjoyment you can get from reading a good book. You can learn a lot from reading documents or biographies or be transported to another universe through great fiction.
Go to the library. You can browse books on site for free and see if the establishment offers public readings or other events. It's also a great place to find out about conferences and other upcoming events
Part 3 of 4: Take care of your body
Step 1. Try out parkour
It's a fun way to turn the world on a path full of pitfalls. Try to find the fastest way to get from point A to point B. It may require you to jump, climb, tumble, which will also improve your sense of balance and teach you to make quick decisions. Start moderately so you don't injure yourself and learn some basic moves before you jump in.
Start with your garden or other fairly soft ground
Step 2. Take a hike
You strengthen your immune system by being outdoors, which also promotes a more active lifestyle and encourages a more positive attitude. You can feel more peaceful and set the record straight by spending more time in nature. A long walk along a splendid mountain path will remind you that the world is beautiful, which will also help you realize that it is okay to be alone.
Tell someone where you are going and what time you are coming home. Your loved ones will know where to look for you if you are injured during your hike
Step 3. Try a fitness class that might be embarrassing
Dance, Zumba, and tap dance lessons are very enduring, but also incredibly fun. But they can also be a bit awkward when you try out the dance steps under the guidance of the teacher. You will be much less complex (e) and can have fun and dance all your soul, if you are surrounded by other beginners who try to do the same as you.
- Yoga is another great discipline that you can do on your own. You can really focus on your movements. In addition, it is likely that the other participants will be alone too, if you take classes.
- Watch videos of fun sports activities. Zumba or tap dancing are for example activities that you can do at home, if you are not registered in a health club.
Step 4. Pamper yourself with a spa day
Treat yourself to a face mask, varnish your nails and toes, and enjoy some smooth cucumber juice. Try out new makeup techniques and see how you can achieve perfect cat eyes. Just treat yourself to luxury treatment, relax and feel like a king or queen for a few moments.
Ask someone close to you to join you. You could treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure for two
Part 4 of 4: get out
Step 1. Shake off your shyness
Most people are afraid to go out and do things on their own because they fear being judged by others, unless they believe they are not going to have as much fun as others.. In reality, none of this is true. We tend to overstate the interest others may have in what we do (not many people will care or notice that you are alone), just as we underestimate our ability to enjoy an activity by solo.
- Don't let your solo status hold you back from going out and experiencing certain things. Chances are you'll be a lot happier going out and doing something than staying at home.
- Remember that it takes guts to do some things on your own. If you can't help but worry about what others will think when you see you alone. You will give a greater impression of self-confidence than anything else if you are seen having a good time confidently and without hiding that you are alone.
- Don't try to avoid old classmates you run into or appear embarrassed if you are afraid of what they might think. Act like it's nothing really bad. So yeah, you went to see a movie solo, so what? They wouldn't have had the guts to do the same, so you should be proud that you completed your solo adventure.
Step 2. Volunteer
You will meet other people while working for a good cause. Get involved in a cause you are passionate about and offer your talents to it. If you are very manual, consider construction sites for the less fortunate. If you have great animal contact, volunteer a few hours of your free time at a shelter near you to walk dogs, clean cages, and play with kittens. If you are more green, take advantage of the opportunities to clean up rivers, forests or a park. You will have a lot of fun while preserving the environment, and you also meet nice people in the process.
- You can also volunteer for the Restaurants du Coeur, visit children or the elderly in the hospital, help out in a daycare center and do tutoring through an association.
- Contact your local parish or town hall to see if there are opportunities to volunteer.
Step 3. Join a dating club around areas of common interest
Here, you immediately hook atoms with all the other members of the group. Look online for free dating in the fields that interest you, whether it is hiking, pétanque, painting, photography and go to one of these outings. You will do with others what you want and you may also make some friends at the same time.
- See the clubs offered by your school, if you are still in school.
- There might even be activities for people who don't like being alone, like watching a movie outdoors or visiting a nature reserve. You can go there all together.
Step 4. Take an excursion and visit a new place
Make a selection of your favorite songs, pick a city that's close to yours, a park, or a site that looks weird or interesting (a maze of plants, maybe?) And go for it. You can hum along to your songs as loud as you want, stop where you like, you don't need to worry about other people's plans or their pee breaks. This excursion is just for you.
- Some people enjoy taking long journeys to clear their minds and release tension. It gives you time to reflect and regenerate, but it also allows you to leave your home.
- See if a loved one or family member can take you on an adventure, if you don't know how to drive or are not of legal age.
- You shouldn't harass others when you don't have friends.
- Don't try to befriend people who don't accept you for who you are. Just be yourself and hang out with people who accept you.
- Don't watch too much TV or hang out on social media for too long.
- Try to date family members who are the same age as you, so that you have interesting things to say to each other. You should not, for example, call an aunt who lives on the other side of the country and whom you do not know well, but rather contact a cousin with whom you are very close.