How to Make the Most of Time Spent Alone

Being by yourself sometimes gets a bad rep, but it can actually be really good to spend some time alone. We’ve got some top tips on how to fully enjoy your 'me' time.

1. Go to the cinema

It might seem strange to go to the cinema yourself - it’s usually an activity you might associate with doing with your friends, or your boyfriend or girlfriend – but it’s great for when there’s a film you really want to see that other people might not be interested in. Plus it means rather than picking up your mates or dates reactions, you are totally focused on the film. Remember, nobody else in the cinema cares if you're by yourself!

Tip: Bring along your Young Scot card to get student rates at Vue and Cineworld cinemas.

2. Go for a walk

Going for a walk not only means you get some exercise, helping release some endorphins and boosting your mood, but it will help you clear your head. You can also try out mindfulness while you are outside by focussing on the sights and the sounds all around you – you might just notice something new that you would normally miss. Go explore your local area and see what it has to offer, you might just find a nice new cafe or a cool shop to visit.

3. Look around a museum

Why not have a look round a local museum, art gallery or historic landmark? There are usually lots of interesting exhibitions on or interactive things you can get involved with. Plus you might get some inspiration for a school project – whether it be history, art, modern studies or geography – it could give you lots of new ideas!

Tip: With your Young Scot card you can get discounted entry to landmarks around Scotland for only £1!

4. Treat. Yo. Self.

Take yourself out for a day of treats. Whether you are rewarding yourself for passing an exam, or you just need a pick me up, we all need to spoil ourselves sometimes.Why not go out for a nice coffee and bring along a book, or go shopping and buy yourself those new trainers you’ve been eyeing up? Going yourself means you can take as much time as you want as well!

Tip: Your Young Scot Card offers you discounts in places such as Topshop - so get treating yourself!