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15 Bonding Activities You Can do with Yourself ...

By Denise

In the daily effort to build relationships and create camaraderie with other people, you can forget to work on the most important relationship in your life – with yourself. It would be a very sad day when you discover that you are no longer connected with your Self. In order to prevent that from happening, you should remember to also spend time alone with yourself. Here are 15 bonding activities that you can enjoy even when you have your own self as a companion.

1 Exercise

Choosing to work out alone has its perks. You don’t have to wait for anyone. You don’t have to rely on other people’s schedules to get started. You can do whatever activity you want. Exercising by yourself is also a great way to reflect and think about things.

2 Pray/Meditate

Praying or meditating is a great time for you to relax, clear your mind, and just be one with the universe. You will come out of each prayer or meditation session refreshed and more connected to your soul. Your mind will be at ease. You will be ready to take on anything that comes your way.

3 Eat

A lot of people actually like to eat alone so don’t be afraid of looking like a loner or a weird person. Food has a way of soothing the soul so eating out is a wonderful way to treat yourself.

4 Cook/Bake

I find cooking and baking to be very relaxing activities. They can calm your mind, build your self-confidence, and reminds you of your ability to create something good. Cooking and baking also help you trust your instincts more.

5 Work on a Hobby

It’s time to finish that craft project you started a few months ago. Why not spend time to work on your car or your house? Don’t forget to do the things that make you happy and fulfilled.

6 Get a Coffee

Unwind and relax over a cup of coffee. Make plans, write in your journal, or just enjoy the company of yourself.

7 Listen to Music

Put on your favorite band and let go of all your troubles. Go to a live performance and be moved by the energy. Let music heal your tired soul and fill your heart with joy.

8 Watch a Movie/television Show

Don’t spend time on movies or shows that don’t interest you. Those are just a waste of your time and energy. Instead unwind and watch shows and movies that you actually enjoy. Don’t watch movies or television for the sake of watching.

9 Read a Good Book

Books are a great source of information and entertainment. If you like reading, then I am sure that curling up with a good book would be a perfect way to relax and spend your free time.

10 People Watch

People watching is a fun activity to do by yourself. Your power of observation is sharpened and you learn a lot about people just by watching them. Being by yourself while doing this activity also helps you control saying judgmental things out loud.

11 Do Chores

There is no better time to do chores than when you are by yourself. There is nothing and no one to get in your way. You can work at your own pace and you can choose what chore to do first.

12 Shop

Going shopping alone is quite fulfilling. You can take your time and just examine items unhurriedly. You can window shop for as long as you want. You can walk at your own pace. Plus, you have more time to deliberate and think about your purchases.

13 Road Trip

Usually you go on road trips with family or friends. However, going on a long drive by yourself is a wonderful time to enjoy the country (or city) and reflect on life. Of course, you should employ safe driving methods at all times.

14 Go to the Beach/pool/park

Find that place that makes you feel at home and at peace. Go to it when you need to get away without leaving your city or town.

15 Go on a Vacation

You don’t need a companion to go on a fun vacation. Pick a place or a vacation activity that you will surely enjoy. Go and embrace life with the person who has been with you through everything – you.

Don’t be afraid to do things all by yourself. Bonding with yourself is important so you won’t lose touch of who you are. Remember that no one can help you find or love yourself. You have to make a conscious effort to be your favorite person and best friend.

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