Quality Time: 5 Ways to Spend Time on Your Own and Relax


Sometimes we all just want time to ourselves, time to relax, and time to recharge. There are many benefits that come from spending time on your own and relaxing, such as improving your relationships, making you more empathetic, and improving your creativity. But it’s important to remember that doing so doesn’t necessarily mean that you are being antisocial or don’t enjoy being with other people.

Join a Retreat Program

There are so many different retreat programs that you are able to attend which can help you relax, and are a great way to spend time alone or meet new people, one such retreat is the Iboga Retreat. Retreats can help you to get away from the stress of daily life or sometimes a more specific stressor and focus on different areas such as stress management, relaxation, and wellness, so whichever area you are wanting to improve there is a retreat program for all. Some allow you to spend more time in nature which is also a great way to relax as it has been proven to have a calming effect on people. These retreats are also traveled that you will feel comfortable taking on your own even if it is something that you normally feel anxious about.


Curling up with a good book is one of the most common ways to spend time by yourself and relax. It is a great activity for when it’s raining outside and because there are so many different genres, it appeals to a wide variety of different people. Reading a book allows you to travel to far-off locations without having to spend a lot of money or time. If you are looking for a way to relax through travel when you don’t have the time or finances to do so, then reading is the perfect activity to do by yourself.

Taking a Bath

Another great way to relax is to take a bath. You can turn your bathroom into a sanctuary; maybe have some candles lit for a calm environment through sight and smell, have your music playing on low, and maybe a book or something that you enjoy doing as you soak. Some of these elements may not work for you, but with a little bit of experimentation, you will find what is best for you. A lot of people also enjoy using special bath bombs to make the experience even more relaxing by releasing a specific scent or turning the water a different color. Taking a bath is definitely a popular solo activity for relaxing.


When thinking of exercise, it is easy to think of it as the complete opposite of relaxing, however, try some low-impact exercise to relax and spend time on your own. For example, a walk is a popular method of relaxation because not only are you taking time away from whatever is stressing you out, it allows you to take in the nature around you. You could also use a waist trainer to improve posture as part of your workout plan. Another form of exercise that is a great way to spend time on your own and relax is yoga as it encourages you to focus on your breathing, and if you want something that can also be done in a class this is the exercise for you.

Listen to Music

Listening to music is one of the most common ways for people to relax and it is very easy to do on your own with headphones. It can be a great way to block out the world by simply putting your headphones in and playing your favorite songs so that you can’t hear anyone or anything else. Another way that this method can be used to create a relaxing atmosphere is to play ambient music and close your eyes.

Final Words

There are so many different ways that you can relax and enjoy spending time on your own, some will appeal to you more than others, so it may be a bit of trial and error to begin with. But remember, whether it is blocking the world out by listening to music, disappearing into the pages of a good book, or doing some calming exercise, there is something for everyone.

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