As a fellow extrovert, I love being around people and get my energy from them, but I’ve started to value my alone time more lately.
Being alone meant I could use the time to focus on myself, work on this website as I camp out at a cafe - like I’m doing right now - or stay at home to catch-up on sleep and binge watch shows (we all need those lazy days!).
I used to think that staying in bed and being unproductive was… well, unproductive and a waste of time. But I’m realizing that this isn’t a waste of time because you need to rest your body to maintain your health and be fresh and ready to go for the work week. We’ll also never have time like this again, so take a break, and relax. Go stay in bed and binge watch a show or two once in a while, don’t feel guilty about it.
Going about your day alone leaves you alone with your thoughts, so I usually spend a lot of my time thinking about what I want in life, people watch by sitting next to a window at a cafe, or catch-up on work-work or personal-work.
Don’t be afraid to not have any plans on weeknights and weekends. Don’t feel like you have to go out to that party on a Friday night because everyone else is. Don’t be afraid to explore the city or town you live in by yourself.
Go date yourself, because if you don’t know who you are and what you want, what other human will?