LISTEN TO MUSIC
Exercise your Mind — Play Puzzles or Games
So I’ve mentioned a FEW things you can do to enjoy the time with yourself. Here’s what NOT to do:
Don’t watch/listen to the news
The news is 99.9% BAD NEWS. It’s great to be knowledgeable with what is going on around you but to sit and watch and listen to for more than 5 minutes is ALWAYS depressing. Instead try making your influences positive. When I wrote about positive influences a friend from Zaadz left a comment telling me about a GREAT site to bookmark ‘Happy News” which is just as it sounds.
Don’t feel lonely
Feeling lonely can lead to you feeling depressed and your thoughts spiraling downward. If you REALLY want to be around people and don’t want to be alone — do it. Call an old friend. Visit a positive social networking site. If you are feeling you need human contact — don’t torture yourself — there are tons of ways to reach out and there are times when we simply need and want human contact. Sometimes a 10 minute conversation with a good friend can totally change your mood and you’ll feel more positive as you get off the phone and feel more willing to try something else.
I am empowered now BECAUSE I showed myself where my strengths and passions lie and am nurturing them. I have shown myself I am worthy of my own love and can do LOTS of things when I have time alone. I make sure to show gratitude no matter what my mood — remember just being able to wake up and experience another day is a reason to be grateful! I not only enjoy time by myself now but always seem to be wanting more of it! When you are good company for yourself and gain self-love you are GREAT company for others as well.