7 Ways to Enjoy a Night Home Alone

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I live with my sister, her boyfriend, a cat, and a dog. Usually we are all home or have friends over on the weekends to play games. Last weekend I found myself in a peculiar place: I was home alone. With just the cat and dog to judge me, I decided to take advantage of this time to do things I wanted to do in solitude.

Here are just a few of the opportunities that crossed my mind:

 

Pamper

My sister and her boyfriend always get me Lush products for gifts, which I love! Having a night to myself meant that I could use that bath bomb under my sink with a face mask on without anyone complaining how I used all the hot water. Then, when I finished with my bath, I could trim my nails and pick out some nail polish for my fingers and toes. My face would feel fresh, I would be relaxed and my nails would be beautiful!

 

Read 

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I’m a bookworm, but I usually only find time to read before I go to sleep. Being home by 5:00 p.m. made it so I could easily dedicate some time to my book without interruption (minus the cat throwing up a hair ball). This was a good way for me to catch up on some reading for book club as well as to my own personal list (currently reading the second Harry Potter book).

Related Reading: What Should I Read Next?, We Started A Book Club!

 

Write

I love to journal, but I’ve been pretty bad about it recently. However, I do have this and having a night to myself could really benefit me by having more time to write content for posts! This would be an opportune time for me to think of new post ideas, too. Or think of that next big seller that will be on the shelves in Barnes and Nobles… you never know! Sometimes it feels good just to empty your mind on paper, regardless of if there’s a point to it or not.

 

Television

I could watch a chick flick while eating my take-out with a bottle of wine of my choice without any guilt or worry about what others would think! I could enjoy my movie without disruption or comments in peace while I cried during a part that’s probably not even sad… or I could binge watch that new show on Netflix that everyone is raving about, or catch up on a show I haven’t watched in a while (Outlander).

 

Craft

I have a couple of projects I’m slowly working on/haven’t even started yet. Having all this time gave me the time to start that travel map collage, paint the rest of my paint by numbers or color in an adult coloring book. This way I could play music or watch something in the background while I busy my mind in a productive way.

Related Reading: Creating a Bullet Journal

 

Meditate

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I received a yoga kit as a company gift this Christmas. It came with a mat, a strap, a block and a DVD to follow. I could move furniture, plug the DVD into the TV downstairs and stretch out my muscles. At the very least, I could sit in complete silence if I really wanted to!

 

Cook

I preach about meal prepping all the time, but it was a Friday, which isn’t the best day to start that. Also, I had worked a full week; I didn’t want to have to think about next week yet! I could take this time to cook a decent meal, or at least preheat the oven for some hot, gooey cookies for dessert!

 

These are just a few of the possibilities that crossed my mind when I was home alone. Naturally I opted for take out, wine, and a chick flick (which I didn’t cry to!) on my couch with animals sleeping on me. Some other things to consider doing if you’re home alone would be to knit, play an instrument, do a puzzle, play video games, or complete a Sudoku. What do you do with your nights at home alone?

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8 Comments

  • Reply Casie

    Alone time is precious and so very necessary! I love all of the things you listed, and I also need to do better with journaling.

    January 19, 2018 at 6:18 pm
  • Reply Nicola

    I needed this. I never have alone time and you are a girl after my own heart with outlander… how good is it!!

    January 19, 2018 at 7:29 pm
    • Reply TwoFeelsWrite

      It’s so great!! I want to try reading the books!

      January 20, 2018 at 1:32 am
  • Reply Emily

    LOVE this! I don’t live alone either and it’s so rare to have the place to myself that when I do I SOAK IT UP!

    January 19, 2018 at 11:10 pm
    • Reply TwoFeelsWrite

      Yes! And maybe literally soak it up with a bath 😉

      January 20, 2018 at 1:30 am
  • Reply michelle

    Loving this post! I am a fan of staying in and reading, so enjoyable =)

    January 20, 2018 at 1:25 am
    • Reply TwoFeelsWrite

      Yes! It’s a great way to feel productive while relaxing 🙂 Which book are you reading right now?

      January 20, 2018 at 1:29 am
  • Reply Nina | Lemons and Luggage

    Meditation is so underrated despite having become such a buzzword in recent years. I think spending time alone is a great way to recharge one’s batteries. I definitely agree with reading and writing as well. Most of these can somehow be combined which makes for an even more relaxing evening.

    February 20, 2018 at 9:35 pm
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