How to be your own BFF - Happy Alone

Hi everyone,

Happy Thursday! Regardless of how you feel about being alone, building a good relationship with yourself is a worthy investment. After all, you do spend quite a bit of time with yourself, so you might as well learn to enjoy it.

Before getting into the ins and outs of being happy alone, it’s important to understand that being alone doesn’t have to mean you’re lonely. Sure, you can be alone and feel lonely, but the two don’t always have to go hand in hand.

These tips are aimed at helping you get the ball rolling. They might not transform your life overnight, but they can help you get more comfortable with being alone.

1- Avoid comparing yourself with others 
This is easier said than done, but try to avoid comparing your social life to anyone else’s. It’s not the number of friends you have or the frequency of your social outings that matters. It’s what works for you.

2- Take a step back from social media and your phone
Next time you’re alone, turn your phone off and stash it away for one hour. Use this time to reconnect with yourself and explore what it feels like to be truly alone. If you are not sure how to pass the time? Grab a pen and notepad, and jot down things you might enjoy doing the next time you find yourself alone.

3- Acknowledge things you are grateful for
Make a list — mental or physical — of the things in your life that you appreciate. The next time you’re alone and feeling down, whip out this list to remind yourself of everything you have going for you.Research shows that gratefulness can boost feelings of happiness and hopefulness.

4- Practice forgiveness
Forgiveness can take a load off your mind. While you’re at it, don’t forget to forgive yourself, too. It’s less about making the other person feel better than it is about making yourself feel better. Yes, that means writing a letter forgiving someone who’s hurt you without actually sending it totally counts.

5- Take care of your health
Emotional health can affect physical health and vice versa. Taking care of your physical health may help boost your overall happiness. Plus, it’s a good way to foster a good relationship with yourself.

6- Make plans for the future
Where do you want to be in 5 years or in 10 years, both personally and professionally? What do you need to do to accomplish those goals? Writing this down can be helpful in guiding your decisions. Revisit this exercise annually to see if you’re on track or if goals should be revised. Having plans for tomorrow might help you feel more hopeful and optimistic today.

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So what do you usually do in your "alone time". Do you take times to reflect on yourself and appreciate life. Comment below and let me know if you enjoy spending time alone and if you do how do you spend it.

Thanks for stopping by.



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  1. Moumous, this dress is so beautiful! You are absolutely stunning, my friend. Really great tips for practicing self love as well. If we cannot be comfortable and happy by ourselves, we are in some serious trouble because we cannot rely on others for our personal happiness either. It absolutely must come from within ourselves. Thanks for inspiring us and linking with me.

    1. Hey Shelbee- Catching up late with my comments- you should be spammed by now :-).
      Happiness come from within :-) . Nobody can give you hapinness.

  2. These are wonderful ideas and I absolutely love your dress! You look stunning.


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