40 Things To Do By Yourself

October 23, 2017

Spending time alone can be extremely refreshing. It allows you to recharge your batteries, reflect on everything that’s happening in your life and allows you to get to know yourself better.


I’m naturally an introvert so I love spending time by myself, I find it super easy to be in my own company and thoughts. Give me a good book and I’m out for a couple days no problem, however, not everyone is like that. If you finding yourself pacing around your room wondering what the heck to do, take a look below for some inspirtation.


40 Things To Do By Yourself - White Petal Travels


  1. Start your own vegetable patch.
  2. Go for a bike ride.
  3. Read your favourite book.
  4. Wake up early to watch the sunrise.
  5. Go for a walk.
  6. Pick some wildflowers.
  7. Make your favourite recipe.
  8. Meditate.
  9. Go to the farmers market.
  10. Spring clean your wardrobe.
  11. Make your own candles.
  12. Declutter your house.
  13. Make your own beauty products.
  14. Make a terrarium.
  15. Read your horoscope.
  16. Right down your goals and how to achieve them.
  17. Have a spa day.
  18. Paint.
  19. Explore your hometown.
  20. Have a relaxing bath.
  21. Make a tea and just sit and relax.
  22. Practise Yoga.
  23. Watch your favourite movie.
  24. Stargaze.
  25. Catch up on your favourite blogs.
  26. Travel solo.
  27. Listen to your favourite music.
  28. Learn to play an instrument.
  29. Start a new hobby.
  30. Binge watch your favourite tv shows.
  31. Go to a concert.
  32. Plan your next holiday.
  33. Teach your dog a new trick.
  34. Go for a swim.
  35. Lay in the grass and watch the clouds go by.
  36. Bake a cake.
  37. Decorate your room.
  38. Colour.
  39. Listen to a podcast.
  40. Complete a puzzle.

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  • Reply MrsB October 24, 2017 at 8:27 am

    I enjoy my own company too . It is the best way to relax and gather your thoughts!!

    • Reply Ashlee October 24, 2017 at 1:04 pm


  • Reply Monique October 24, 2017 at 8:58 am

    I love this! I’ve recently started actively taking time to spend on my own and I’m loving it!

    • Reply Ashlee October 24, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Yay, good on you!

  • Reply Tracey October 24, 2017 at 9:09 am

    love this – sometimes I think people are scared to be alone – me I love the peace and quiet xx

  • Reply Lara October 24, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Loving this! I would add going to the concert alone and in cinema! 🙂

  • Reply Beth October 25, 2017 at 9:33 am

    This is so important, we should really make sure we’re okay doing things by ourselves sometimes as it’s important to enjoy your own company xx

  • Reply Sandra October 25, 2017 at 10:12 am

    There are so many people who can’t handle the thought of being alone. They all need to read this!

  • Reply Mandy October 25, 2017 at 10:46 am

    I love this list!

  • Reply Taylor October 25, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Love your list! I would even add – go to the movies by yourself. I do this a lot because my hubs and I like different movies. 🙂

  • Reply Rachelle October 25, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Love love love!!! Self care is soooo important!!

  • Reply Ladylebz October 25, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Love this – self care is everything 🙂

  • Reply Arthur October 26, 2017 at 11:03 am

    Realized that I have been doing most of these things already. Great list though!

  • Reply Caroline October 30, 2017 at 9:06 am

    This is so cute, I love it! I’m definitely someone who loves spending time with myself and consider myself to be an introvert, so I love doing things like this to put myself first sometimes!

    • Reply Ashlee November 1, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      I’m glad you liked it 🙂

  • Reply Karla Cruzado | The Wise Lark October 30, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Loving the list! 🙂 Almost everything that I do is in this one HAHA

  • Reply Kalenalani McElroy October 30, 2017 at 9:06 am

    It’s not easy for some people to do things by themselves, but I think it’s important to do so, at least sometimes! It’s funny you have ‘start a vegetable garden’ on your list. I was just thinking of doing this myself 🙂

    • Reply Ashlee November 1, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Gardenings great for your health, mentally and physically plus you get nice fresh veggies!

  • Reply Mala | October 30, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    So important to have things one could do by themselves. As an introvert, I can vouch for the importance of doing things you love alone because being around people for long periods of time anyway drains me out.

    I appreciate your ideas.

    • Reply Ashlee November 1, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      I’m glad you liked the article 🙂

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