10.12.2015

My Weekly Date For One.



I'm the first to admit I hate being home alone. I love spending time alone, but hate actually being alone in the house when I know no one is coming back, especially at night.

I'm much much better than I used to be though. About three years ago I'd get pretty serious anxiety from having to do just about anything alone.

Travelling, food shopping, going to the doctors. Normal life tasks made me panicky and stressed. Even catching the bus would sometimes scare the life out of me. I know it sounds pathetic, but I could never get over it.

But as I've gotten older and been forced to spend an extortionate amount of time closely surrounded by other people (tube, work, trains, etc) I've come to seriously appreciate solo days. 

Days when you don't have to talk if you don't want. You don't even have to wear a bra. I mean, you probably should because nobody needs to be tripping over nips at the grand old age of 32, but still. You get my point. 

Most of my Saturday's are spent completely alone. The other half works (joys of being self employed) so I get to do whatever I want during the day. I used to think of this as a bad thing, but now I think having a free Saturday to do whatever I want every weekend is lovely.

Last Saturday I had a sleep in, went running and then popped on a train to Hertford to spend my morning in Starbucks blogging about blogging (creativity at it's best). Then I met up with the boyfriend for a swim and some rugby watching.

This Saturday just gone found me in Costa with a gingerbread latte and raspberry muffin (last week was a pumpkin spice and lemon muffin, just FYI) doing the same. I then met up with la boyf once again for a swim and date night at a nearby restaurant.

One thing I've always said is that I hate routines unless they're absolutely necessary (gym, diet, skincare, etc), but I have definitely grown to love a Saturday daytime routine!

Wake, coffee, dailymail check (obv), walk, coffee shop blogging, gym with the boyf, eat so much food I feel like it's Christmas, go to bed happy.

My anxiety was always a pretty real thing that stopped me from doing a lot of things, and although I still struggle with it, forcing myself to do a few things by myself every weekend is certainly positive!

Friday nights alone don't hurt either
How do you spend your solo days?

Hannah xx

2 comments:

  1. I'm the same when it comes to routines! Saturday mornings just have something about them! x

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    1. Absolutely! Coffee fills a huge part of that routine though xx

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