In a study conducted by the British Journal of Psychology back in mid-2016, it was found that highly intelligent people become unhappier the longer they spend time around other people. So, logic dictates that spending some quality time alone will make you happier and we have to agree! There’s a pretty good reason why there are so many movies like Bridget Jones, Legally Blonde and Joy that are built entirely around an independent lady who has no problems indulging in a little introverted alone time every now and again.
When you’re getting your solo time on, everything revolves around you; the pace, the activities, everything. This can help you process any stress you’ve been harbouring, while also improving your self-esteem. After all, you’re an independent hero of fun. Still, if you’re new to the whole idea of actively spending time alone we’re here to help you out with four fun things to do when you want to spend an evening by yourself.
Alright, let’s start with the most extreme self-indulgent activity of all! Take that bra off, put the yoga pants on and get your hair up in a bun – things are about to get real. Next you may want to consider lighting some candles and putting some of your favourite, soothing music on as you should probably go all out if you’re turning your home or bedroom into a full on spa. Pop the kettle on to make some peppermint tea – or a hot chocolate (no judgement here) – and head to the bathroom to start running a bath. Don’t forget the bubble bath, cream and/or bath bombs! After you’ve washed your hair, exfoliated and done all your other bath time treatments, chuck on Netflix or your favourite movie to do your nails. You may even want to finish off by throwing a face mask on if you’ve got one handy.
Play Online Bingo
If you prefer a more mentally stimulating activity – or if you want something to do while your nails dry even – then we recommend playing online games. More specifically, join the millions of people who play online bingo at one of the thousands of websites just a Google search away. If you’re new to the world of iGaming (that’s the fancy term for online casinos and bingo rooms) we recommend choosing a site with a lot of variety, so you can try as many different bingo varieties and hopefully find the type you enjoy most. For instance, you can try Vernons online bingo games which range from your average game to Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Bingo, Deal or No Deal Bingo 75 and even Rainbow Riches Bingo. New games start every couple of minutes so you can log in and join the fun any time you like.
Learn A New Skill
Finally, for the go getters out there, we recommend spending your solo evening learning a new skill. This isn’t for everyone, but we imagine there are some of you out there who never really enjoy relaxing and would rather keep themselves busy, so this is for you. These days you can learn almost anything by searching Google or YouTube; there are now even communities on the streaming platform Twitch that cover most hobbies. Knitting, photography, gardening, you name it, we can almost guarantee you there will be plenty of in-depth beginner guides out there and all you have to do is take the time to read or watch them.
There you have it, three fun things you can do when indulging in an evening alone. Of course, the possibilities are endless, so if you have a recommendation for your fellow readers on what they can do during an evening alone, please leave it in the comments below.