People always feel the need to be doing something productive, whether it be going for a walk, shopping, working out, or anything else. However, a lot of people think that they have to always be around people throughout their day. They expect that if they go out in public alone, they will look like they have no friends or are lonely. But as somebody who goes out in public, alone, I know that this is not the case.
The expectation to appear bubbly comes with this idea that being around people will help achieve this standard. Being social and hanging out with the girls or guys is completely normal, but I see people out and about every day with other people and I wonder if they ever get a minute to themselves. For example, when I get out late from work and am on my way to a party, I do not feel uncomfortable that I am going alone. Also, even going to the bathroom when my friends and I go out has to be a buddy system ordeal. Yes, I have been a girl that does that, but I also feel perfectly fine going alone.
The bathroom for girls when we go out becomes the newest hangout spot that night. We meet other girls going through the same girl drama and boy issues as us, and somehow they become your new friends for the night!
Have you ever been late for events because you are waiting on people? An easy way to fix that issue is it go alone. There should be no problem with going to events alone ever. You are meeting all the same people at the place anyway!
Here's a sad story involving this exact situation. I was going to a concert with different headliners playing at different times. I wanted to see Coldplay perform with all my heart. They were playing around 9:30 PM and I was trying to find my group at 9 so we could all go over to the stage together. Of course, I was waiting up for them to meet me so we could go see Coldplay and then catch the next train out. I should have just gone over alone because I missed Coldplay while waiting for my friends. This is a perfect example of why hanging out by yourself is beneficial. I will never forget missing that performance.
Alone time is something that adults crave. They are out starting new jobs, families, and chapters in life, all of which becomes time-consuming and a lot of work. We should appreciate alone time now because one day when you are driving your kids to school or running around an office, you will wish you had taken a night in by yourself to watch a movie and drink a glass of wine all by your lonesome with an aura of peace and quiet.
Overall, hanging out by yourself and giving up a few hours of your day for some alone time is healthy. I could naturally be saying this because I am a Libra and need balance in my life, but balance is good. Everybody should make time for their friends and for themselves alike. If I don't take a step back and relax to collect my mind at least once a week, I feel an imbalance among my thoughts, and you probably should too.