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7 Things You Should do Solo ...

By Jordin

Have you ever thought about all the things you should do solo? It's always fun to bring your man or bestie along to spend some quality time together. The more the merrier! But there really are some times when it's nice to just have some YOU time! You may not be the type to keep to yourself, maybe you like to be the center of attention or love to have your main peeps around at all times. But even if that's the case, I would encourage you to try out my list of things you should do solo all by your little lonesome! And if you don't have many friends or are the type to keep to yourself, consider this list just for you! Sometimes we just need to fit in a few hours of selfishness. Ok, not really, but there's nothing wrong with thinking of yourself for a little bit.

1 Shopping

Shopping is actually the number one thing I prefer to do solo. Surprising? Not really! Here's why: You get to snag all the best deals! Besides, you can choose which store you want to go in and how long you want to spend there. You won't feel pressured to hurry up because your friends are all done, or irritated because you have to wait on them to go into the store you would rather be in. I even prefer to grocery shop alone. Although it is nice when my husband goes along because he pushes the cart and does all the unloading and loading for me!

2 Getting a Pedicure

It can be nice to go get a pedi with a friend, but this is one thing you should do solo. That way you can dive into a magazine thick with celebrity gossip and relax while you get pretty toes! When your friends go along, they all want to chat it up. That's what lunch break is for! You deserve to rest after a long hard day so take that chance and get a pedi all by yourself. You will love it, promise!

3 Going on a Diet

I've always heard that going on a diet with a friend is a good idea and it may be. Friends are good for encouragement and helpful tips, and it's nice to have a workout buddy. But friends are also good for criticism. "You don't even NEED to go on a diet." "You're going to eat THAT? I thought you were on a diet?" "You've only lost 5 pounds? You must be doing something wrong." You don't need that! So going on a diet is one thing you should do solo!

4 Go to a Museum

Going to a museum is a great thing to do by yourself! That is, if you are the type to love museums. And even if you're not, you should give it a try! You never know, you may find a new hobby to spark your interest! Going solo to a museum gives you the liberty to walk through at your own pace, and look at the stuff that interests you. And you don't need to feel as if you should apologize for lingering to long on Egyptian art or for not loving the Warhols. Besides, wanna know what the best bonus of going solo to a museum is? You don't have to engage in any deep conversations about art with pretentious friends!

5 People Watching

I love people watching. It gives me a good laugh and teaches me what NOT to do! At the same time, it can be interesting to see how other people act or respond to certain situations, or how available they are emotionally. Facebook is a good place to people watch! You'd be surprised at what people say and post on there. It's a good idea to people watch solo though. Your friends may view you as harsh or mean if you do it around them!

6 Watching Re-runs

Sometimes watching re-runs with a friend is fun. But when you have a fave movie that you've seen a bajillion times, it's easier not to try and bribe your bestie into seeing it with you AGAIN. Nope, this is one thing you should do solo! Slip on your comfy sweats and grab some ice cream. You're all set!

7 Cleaning House

This may sound strange, but I love cleaning house. Well, MY house, that is. And I prefer to do it alone. I'm a bit of a neat freak, and very organized. It kind of relaxes me to clean my house and feel that everything is neat and put away. Besides, when you're cleaning alone, you can stop for a break when you want to. There's nobody around to go behind you and mess it up and there's nobody to see you skip cleaning the bathtub if you don't feel like it! (Which I totally do sometimes!)

You can still hang out with your friends and have fun-even doing some of these things I mentioned! But I actually prefer doing most of these things on my own simply because it allows me time to unwind and get away from everyone else's problems. I bet you will like it too if you just give it a try! I hope you enjoyed my list of 7 things you should do solo! What are some other things you like to do by yourself?

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