It’s 2019 and doing things alone is empowering. Gone are the days when treating yourself to a movie or dinner was looked at as strange or unusual. People are doing things for themselves and not waiting for others to be available. Hop on this train of independence and you’ll be better for it. It’s weird and awkward at first, but so are most things until you decide to dive in head first. After a few times, you’ll look forward to those meals alone. Until then, here are some tips to ease the process.
Fake it until you make it is the one phrase that will never run out of relevance or stop being useful. Take those words to heart and pretend eating alone is the most fun event you’ll have all year. Sometimes changing the mindset is the most important factor in making this possible and it gets overlooked a lot. Also forcing your mind to think it’s a good experience will reinforce this the next time you eat alone. The mind is a powerful thing and manipulating it will help making eating alone a lot less awkward.
Remember that even though you might feel it, no one is watching you eat by yourself. They’re too busy caring about their own meals. Pull up your phone or open a book and let the time fly by while you enjoy your alone time, unbothered by the people around you. Focus on yourself and make this moment about you.
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