Is your birthday coming up? Are you in need of ideas of things to do on your birthday alone? Well, look no further, I have rounded a few ideas that I have personally done when spending time alone on my birthday. People think it weird but I think there is more to birthdays than parties, this is why I compiled a list of things to do on your birthday alone.
When I was young, birthdays were all about parties and cake, as an adult all I seek is some time alone. It is weird for most friends and family of mine to understand my need to spend time alone on my birthday. Don’t get me wrong, I am not opposed to parties, brunches, dinners and all but there is something about spending time alone that is serene.
Things To Do On Your Birthday Alone
Whenever my birthday comes round, I always ask myself, what do I want to do more of now that I am a year older? The last few years the answer has been the same, I want to travel more and share tips and tricks for others in my position. This year I have the same answer too but there is another thing I want to do more than anything, something to improve my wellbeing.
I want to visit a life coach, I have seen bloggers become life coaches and others who train specifically for it like Nina Madden Life Coaching. Personally, I have never thought about becoming a life coach but I think it would be useful to attend a one-off session. Every life coach is different so I will have to do some more research before deciding on one. But before then, here is a list of things you can do on your birthday alone.
Go For A Walk
Having just returned from Jersey in the British isles, I found myself walking a lot especially on the beach. This is not uncommon for me especially when I am travelling, I love walking places, enjoying the scenery and clearing my mind. There is something about going for a walk that is both healthy and mentally cleansing, all in all, its therapeutic.
Go To The Movies
I know for some people this might seem weird but it truly isnt, being able to watch a movie alone is such an amazing thing. Personally, I have done it a number of times and absolutely enjoyed each visit, I always bought the biggest popcorns and largest drinks and laughed out loud.
Read A Book
Now, ever since I was young, I has a knack for reading and often ‘inappropriate books’ which for the young me was too funny. Over the years it the knack got lost in translation buy now, I have found it and i think its the best thing ever. What could be better than reading a book on the beach or even in the comfort of your own home?
I don’t know about you but showing gratitude is something that has been engrained in me since infancy. Showing gratitude doesn’t cost anything, I think its the best thing a person can do. We all live different lives and fight different battles but i think even in our battles we should show our gratitude for who we are, where we are and what we have. Forget about what you don’t have or wish you had, be gratful for what you have now.
Volunter Your Time
Now, I must confess I have not done this for a while but I think volunteering is such an amazing act one can do. When I was at university I volunteered with the red cross, it taught me skills that I later used in my career and it made me feel proud to be in a position to help another person. Volunteering doesn’t always mean been there it can be anything from donating your time to donating your money.
Go On Holiday Solo
This is something I do a lot of, once a month to be precise and more other months. When I first started solo travelling, I was petrified, I thought I couldn’t do it until I actually did it. Its so easy to allow other people’s opinions and your own inner critic dictate your actions and takes a lot of courage to ignore them. It took me a while but when I got going, I couldn’t stop and I honestly do not want nor wish to.
Starting afresh can be anything you want to change in your life, it can be uprooting to another country, moving out of your family home, cutting your hair or even better a new hair style. They say, a woman who cuts her hair short is about to change the world and I couldn’t agree more with this sentence. Think of something you want to change in your life and work on it until you reach a place you’re happy with.
Enjoy Your Daily Routine
Though it might seem weird and difficult for some, continuing on with your daily routine is another thing you can do on your birthday. You can enjoy the routine, the normality of it all, because lets face it, who wants to be reminded they are getting old? I don’t mind it much but would rather just continue on with my life and work on things I want to improve on.
I do hope you find these simple tips of things to do on your birthday alone is useful. Remember, getting old is just another wonderful stage of life, a life to be enjoyed and lived to the fullest. If there is one advice I can share, it’s that, focus on you and don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.