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On Being Alone – 02 August 2012

2 Aug

Hello Lil’ Babies!

Ah, Summer. Don’t you love it? For many, summertime is a time to catch up with friends or spend more time with your best friends outside of the classroom environment. However, if you’re like me…summertime means being cooped up in a muggy bedroom with a single fan, endless amounts of Mountain Dew, and a controller in hand. While caffeine fueled nights of endless gaming is something that I look forward to being able to do in the summer, it is easy to become lonely, depressed, and craving human attention.

And we all know what happens to people who have become lonely, depressed, and in desperate need of human attention – you become one of those annoying people who always rants about how you need a significant other. And let’s face it – no one likes bitter single people or people who always complain about how alone they are. And you don’t want to be hated, right?

Well, don’t worry, Loners. I am here to help! I’m about to tell you My Top Five Reasons to Enjoy Being Alone as well as My Top Five Activities to Do Alone. Awww yeee!

Kai’s Top Five Reasons to Enjoy Being Alone!

1. Let’s Be Honest…People Are Annoying

We’ve all – well, maybe just me – have had those moments where we’ve been spending a little too much time with our friends and we start to notice all of the things that our friends do to annoy us. So why not take a break from Sally’s nail-biting and Bonnie’s tendency to ramble on about her boyfriend. Amirite?

2. There Will Be Times in Your Life in Which You Cannot Help Being Alone

It’s good to get some practice now so you won’t immediately lose your shit when you have to be alone.

3. Alone Times Are Good Times For Self-Reflection

Sometimes you just need to think, ya know?

4. Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

You’ll appreciate your friends, family, and significant other(s) more if you spend time apart from them.

5. Being Alone is the Only Time You Have to Be Yourself

Not that you’re fake or anything, but if you have a band that you love and your friends hate – alone time is the best time to listen to this band. Or walk around in your ugliest – yet most comfy – outfit without fear of judgement. Hell, even if you choose this time to walk around the house naked…you’re still enjoying freedom to do things you can’t do around your friends.

Kai’s Top Five Things to Do Alone

1. Meditate

Take advantage of the quiet and lack of distractions and take time out of your day to meditate. Regardless of how spiritual of a person you are, meditation can be quite beneficial.

2. Go Back and Visit Childhood Video Games

Go play Super Mario Bros! On the original console, if you can. I can play Revenge of the Shinobi III on an emulator, sure, but nothing takes you back like busting out the Sega Genesis and playing the game the way you originally did. Bust out the PS1 and play Metal Gear Solid from the beginning. Shit is fun as hell. And the nostalgia factor and lack of assholes on Xbox Live reminds you again why you love gaming and how you got started in the first place.

3. Give Yourself a Spa Day

Facials (the spa kind, perv), hot oil treatments for your hair, bubblebaths. I’m telling you, whether you are male, female, or don’t conform to a gender binary…no one can deny how good it feels to pamper yourself. Soft skin, a fresh face, nails done, hair done, errethang did. All of this makes you feel rejuvenated inside and out, sexy as fuck, and ready to take on life.

4. Just Take A Long Walk, Around the Park After Dark

Being a female, my momma always told me never to walk alone. No matter what the time of day. And no matter what the area. So when I got to college, the first thing I did was go on as many solitary walks as I could. It’s a little cliche, but going for a long walk alone is such a freeing experience. It’s also very calming.

5. Develop a New Skill, or Work on a Skill You Already Have

Can’t cook? Teach yourself! Are you a novice? Learn some new recipes! This concept can be applied to writing, art, sewing, learning how to do your hair, or basically anything. Keep a journal of your progress so you can humble brag to yourself later!

– See ya later, Killer Croc! (Wait, that isn’t how the saying goes…)

xxx Kai

PS – Dancing alone is always fun as hell!

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