January 15, 2021

Scottsdale Living

Spending birthday alone this year? Here’s how to feel good about it

We may never know when the pandemic will completely disappear, especially for this new year. However, this new year is also a greeting to many new birthdays. The problem is that we all have to stay at home or social distance.

Spending your birthday alone might feel lonely and regretful. However, there are many ways you can spice up your birthday party for yourself. Learn how to spend your birthday alone with these ideas or consult Gift Experts.

Go for a Movie Marathon 

Spending your birthday is not bad when you have a good movie and a big screen. Lift your spirits by watching a comedy or enjoy the thrill of mystery movies. You can laugh out loud and think without having to worry about others.

Spend Your Time Outside 

Adventure outside to boost your endorphins and reduce your stress and anxiety. The outdoors will boost your energy to exercise or walk around and enjoy nature. You get to enjoy the natural sunlight and bathe in vitamin D.

The outdoors also act as free aromatherapy with all the natural scents. You can enjoy the free air and quiet nature to help you get back on track. Since we’re all stuck at home due to the pandemic, go to your balcony or garden to enjoy the breeze.

Make Some New Hobbies

There are many new things you can explore while you party alone. Start by learning new things like calligraphy, cooking, needlework, etc. Try playing a new instrument to get your fingers or voice work.

You can also try reliving your past hobbies, such as drawing, dancing, or ballet. Learning a new hobby will keep your brain sharp and let you enjoy spending your birthday alone. Let your skills for board games or maybe right down a story.

Unwind With a Spa Day 

A spa day is a great way to unplug yourself from distractions and completely relax. Give yourself a royal treatment and let your body relax with massages. You can also go to the sauna to allow your body to release the toxins in your body.

Spa treatments can increase your blood circulation and let nutrients flow in your body. Massages will circulate the oxygen throughout your system and cells. Visiting the spa will be worth your time and money to improve your well-being.

Take a Trip 

There’s nothing wrong with going somewhere new by yourself. Enjoy your birthday by traveling to a place you’ve wanted to go to. Although the pandemic makes it hard to travel, you can still go to cities close to you.

Try going to the beach, tourist spots, and other popular places. You can make a needed vacation away from all your material things. Plan your trip ahead of time to make it easier for you to pack your stuff and leave.

Treat Yourself to a Restaurant 

Celebrate your big day by stuffing yourself with food at a restaurant or take out. You can choose to go out or order food from home. Order your favorite food or spend your time making a buffet for yourself.

It’s a win-win to cook food for yourself and learn new recipes or how to cook. However, going to a restaurant has its perks. You can get free stuff for your birthday, like employees singing happy birthday and giving you a cake.

Get Tickets for a Concert

Do you have your favorite artist performing close to your birthday and area? Take this opportunity to get yourself a ticket and make your birthday memorable. Make sure to order earlier to avoid risking your seat.

Shopping Day 

Why not go shopping for new clothes, shoes, and accessories to fill your closet. Shopping is a great way to spend your birthday since your treating yourself with new items. You get to choose items for yourself without having to worry about buying for your friends or family.

Read Your Favorite Books

Are you a bookworm with a collection of new and old books? Why not spend your birthday reading the new books or books you love. Go curl up with a novel or non-fiction narrative on your bed or reading table.

You can also read books that teach you something new, such as cooking or DIY books. Reading is a great activity to absorb new techniques, writing, and vocabulary. A day of reading can do wonders for your health and memory.

Redecorate Your Room

You can spend your time renewing your room by cleaning it up and moving some items. Start by planning what you want to change and what should stay. Look for a good color to replace or paint a design over your walls and ceilings.

Then imagine what you should place on your floor like a rug or paint over it. Make sure you have the right-sized furniture and that it’s clean. You can add art pieces or old pictures around your room.

Try to fix your lights by placing ambient, accent, and task lighting around your room. Consider adding fairy lights or LED lights to make your room feel lighter and more party-like. Now you get to enjoy your newly decorated room with new colors and lights.

Relax and Meditate

Your birthday is a great time to simply breathe and relax in your room or outdoors. Enjoy the time you have to yourself and meditate. Meditation can come in many ways, from yoga and mindfulness to a mantra and zen.

Reminisce About the Old Days

Being a year older is nothing new, but you have plenty of memories in the past that you can look back on. Check your pictures or old items and look back on those items with many meanings. It’s also a great time to be thankful for your life and the good things it gave you.

Feel Good Spending Your Birthday Alone

You may be spending your birthday alone this year, but it won’t always be that way. Use this day to relax and treat yourself to things you haven’t done before. Go explore, travel, eat, watch, get a massage, and stay in bed.

Make this a day to do something new! Spending your birthday alone is a new experience, but you can make it better. Check out the rest of our posts for more ideas.