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    15 Things To Do Alone If You Ever Get The Chance

    Honestly, we should never go to the movies with other people.

    A recent Life Pro Tip on Reddit said, "Learn to do — and enjoy — things by yourself. You're going to miss out on a lot of fun if you keep waiting for someone else to accompany you," and the comments had a bunch of great ideas for solo activities. Here are some of the best ones:

    1. Go to the movies:

    "I never went to the movies by myself as I always wanted someone to go with and missed out on seeing a lot of movies I would have enjoyed. I took the plunge last year and saw Wonder Woman by myself. Was very happy I did. I now kinda prefer going by myself. Though going with friends to the right movie is always great."


    2. Go to an amusement park:

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    "I have a season pass to my local amusement/theme park, and I've never been there with anyone else. It's so good to be able to go at my own pace. Today, I had a job interview 20 minutes away from another park I've never been to, so after my interview I rode a bunch of rollercoasters and drank a beer in the sunshine. By myself."


    3. Travel around the world with the best companion — you:

    "I was scared crapless to travel alone, even as an adult, because I thought I'd do something wrong or there'd be some disaster. Turns out, traveling alone is the bees' knees. When I road-tripped, I could go as long as I wanted without stopping for pit stops, etc. and alternated between music and silence. It meant I got home WAY faster.

    And when I traveled across the country it was great because I didn't have to wait on anyone to get ready to go, and I just checked my bags and wandered around the airport with all the freedom and time in the world. When I was done, I went and sat at the gate and read a book. I slept the entire flight, and making my connection was so easy because I was just looking out for myself instead of me and whoever else who wants to argue about how to get to the right terminal. Or who has to go to the bathroom eight times. Or who wants to run to the McDonald's.

    I'd never turn down a vacation traveling with a friend, but taking a vacation/traveling alone is absolutely something I'm down to do whenever I can, too."


    4. Take yourself out to dinner:

    "Treat yourself to a good meal once a while. Don't be afraid of going and eating alone."


    5. Check out the concert for that band you've always wanted to see perform live:

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    "I love going to concerts alone. I wanna get in the front row? Done. I wanna leave early? Done. I want to stay after the set and possibly meet the band? Done, done, and done. I've met SO many awesome people going to shows alone that now I end up recognizing them at different concerts and socialize a lot more."


    6. Or, if you're really into music, go to a festival solo:

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    "Traveled solo out of state to my first festival when I was 19 and it was the best weekend of my life by far."


    7. Learn a new sport or activity:

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    "Took up archery for a while. Guess what? I met a bunch of people who were into archery."


    "This was snowboarding for me. No one I know is interested in winter sports. I now go on vacations alone to all the big mountain riding destinations and love it. Throw some headphones in and shred."

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    8. Go for a hike:

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    "I waited for years for someone to go hiking with me. Now, I go every single week (sometimes more!) all alone and it is what I look forward to every day."


    9. Explore a museum or exhibit:

    "I've always been the type of person who enjoyed staring at art for hours. The problem is when I go with people they usually just glance at a painting or two and call it a day. I recently started going to museums by myself so I can really take my time and enjoy my day. Feels great, really."


    10. Get to know your city like a tourist would:

    "In the US, most large cities have a City Pass that you can purchase for about $100 and you get VIP access to a majority of the major attractions within the city. If you actually used it to see them all, you’d save hundreds. I have one where I live and use it whenever I my fiancé leaves town and I’m bored on the weekends."


    11. Sign up for a dance class:

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    "Everyone is so busy watching the instructor and themselves that they'll not even notice you. And you'll be so busy concentrating on the movements that you won't have time to think about anything else."


    12. Head out on a meditation retreat:

    "Such a great opportunity for self-discovery. It can ultimately lead to life-changing decisions, but in the long run for a good thing personally."


    13. Volunteer for a cause you feel passionate about:

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    14. Get a ticket to a play or musical:

    "I sometimes have to explain myself when I go watch musicals by myself, but it’s more enjoyable to watch them alone than with a person who’s not as into it as I am. Plus, I would probably miss out on a lot of shows I couldn’t get companions for."


    15. Or just hop on a bicycle and go for a ride:

    "It makes you really appreciate freedom in a whole new way."


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