Living a life as a freelancer may anyway mean a lot of alone time but if you are here, I am guessing you are not able to make the best of the benefit you have over others or maybe you are extremely occupied with work.
Whatever be the case, whatever be your living situation, enjoying your own company is important, good, and definitely something we all need to do every once in a while.
Here are a few ways in which you, or anyone for that matter, can enjoy your own company without feeling lonely or blank.
Take Yourself Out on a Date Without Laptop
This has to be the first suggestion. If you are a freelancer, I am assuming that you normally choose to sit in your favorite coffee shop with your laptop, working and enjoying coffee. Well, this time go to the same place or some new place that you always wanted to try but without your laptop. It is not at all scary or awkward. If it does feel awkward, you can carry a notebook but instead of focusing on your thoughts regarding work or life because of work, pen your thoughts down regarding your personal life.
If possible, avoid doing anything and simply enjoy your meal, sit silently, listen to the music that is playing, talk to the waiter or another stranger who is sitting alone. who knows, if they are trying the same thing as you.
Solo Trips for the Win
This is the ultimate benefit of being a freelancer, you can work from anywhere. Take a break from your regular work from home scenario and move to some place nice, with scenic beauty, and everything you like on a vacation. You can choose to work, visit places and relax, or do both, it is up to you. But going out alone, all by yourself to a different place will boost your self esteem and that can in turn promote self love. A little confidence and faith in yourself is all you need to know how good you are for yourself. Appreciate everything you do and even if things go south, learn through it so that you don’t make the same mistake next time. If you don’t feel safe alone in anew place, you can call the security company in London and hire someone who will ensure you are safe at every point and time.
Watch a Movie on the Big Screen
You know what is better than watching a movie in the theater? Watching a movie in the theater alone. It is not weird. Nobody is going to judge you and trust me once you go to a movie theater alone you will never choose to go with someone else. It is the best thing that I tried and I highly recommend it to everyone. Go to the theater, grab a bucket of popcorn and just sit there and enjoy the movie. There is literally no one who will disturb you by talking in the middle of an intense scene.
Sit in Silence
Sitting in silence is so underrated. You can simply be available for yourself, listen to your own thoughts, plan out something crazy, and probably meditate as well. I love sitting in silence doing nothing. And sometimes I just work in silence. By work I don’t mean the professional work but the household chores that i need to do. No music, no tv show in the background, just me, my thoughts, and my body doing the chores. This is seriously very underrated and you should try this out once. However, it is really important to keep your thoughts in check. The idea is to think positively. Your thoughts should be inclined towards positivity and productivity. Any negative thought should be avoided or noted for later introspection. Do not dwell on it at this moment.
Freelancer life is as amazing as all these successful freelancers present but it can get as dark as you can imagine. It is important to keep in mind the power of both of the worlds as they can both affect you in one way or another. If you feel your mental health is getting affected severa;ly, I highly recommend consulting a therapist so that you can take the right treatment.