Are you all alone on a Friday night brainstorming ideas to keep you busy and entertained?
You may think that you’re pathetic to be by yourself when other single people are meeting up with friends or having fun with strangers tonight.
I totally understand how you feel!
It can be disheartening to spend the weekend alone without close friends or a romantic partner but it’s not the end of the world.
The good news is that you’re not the only one who’s single and alone during the weekend. In fact, loneliness is more common than you think.
According to a recent survey of about 2,000 British adults, it was revealed that one in five people often find themselves lonely on a Friday night.
Another research study reported that three out of five Americans frequently feel lonely, left out, and poorly understood.
On a brighter note, you can turn this involuntary solitude into a huge blessing by doing fun things you love.
So what can a single person do at night?
If you’re all alone on a Friday night, make good use of your time and engage in meaningful activities at home. You can also explore the outdoors if you’re in the mood for it.
Some of my favorite things to do on a Friday night include decluttering my home, soaking in a bubble bath, and watching funny videos on YouTube or Tiktok.
In this article, you’ll get more ideas on what to do on a Friday night alone.
25 FUN THINGS TO DO ALONE ON A FRIDAY NIGHT
Being alone on a Friday night can be a wonderful time to connect with yourself as a single person. If you’re lonely or bored, here are 25 fun things to do by yourself at night:
#1 Have a solo party
One of my favorite date ideas to do at home is to have a party for one in my living room or bedroom.
This is a fun activity for people who love to sing or dance. You can make some cocktail drinks, play loud music, and dance away the boredom all night.
#2 Organize a spa date night
As a single person, it’s important to find healthy ways to make yourself happy. A good idea to spoil yourself on a Friday night is to organize a spa night.
You can soak in a bathtub with a glass of wine, apply a soothing facial mask, get some mani-pedis, or add drops of calming essential oils in a diffuser to help you relax.
#3 Read a book
Time goes by fast when you’re lost in a good book. If you want to have fun alone, curl up on your couch with a hot cup of cocoa and read your favorite book.
Whether you’re an introvert or not, this can be a great way to entertain yourself at home.
If you have a list of books you’ve always wanted to read but never had the time for, you can explore this pastime on a boring weekend.
#4 Cook a mouthwatering dinner for yourself
For most busy people, finding the time to prepare a homemade meal is often a challenge.
If you’ve been eating noodles or ordering takeouts on a regular basis, you can use the weekend to cook a delicious meal for yourself.
To make it even more fun, have a candlelight dinner at home and drink some glasses of red wine as you savor your dish.
#5 Have a movie marathon
Do you enjoy watching movies at home? Who doesn’t?
If you’re all alone on a Friday night and want to do something fun, order a bag of gluten-free popcorn, and watch a couple of your favorite movies until you get exhausted.
#6 Play some fun games
If you love playing board games or video games, pick your favorite one and knock yourself out. Don’t have any games at home?
You can find some exciting ones online or order a couple of single-player games to add to your collection.
#7 Get busy with a coloring book
Coloring is a fun way to pass time when you’re alone and bored at home on a weekend. It also helps you feel relaxed and centered.
Luckily, this activity isn’t only available to kids. There are lots of coloring pages for adults too.
You can choose from a variety of themes such as mindfulness, sci-fi, nature, or animals.
#8 Draw or paint a picture
Painting can be a soothing activity for people who find it difficult to calm their minds and it’s also a nice way to spend time alone.
Even if you’re not a creative person, you can use ready-made templates to draw or paint a beautiful picture.
With a DIY Paint Kit, it’s easy to turn a blank canvas into a wonderful piece of art. Plus, you can play classical music in the background and enjoy a glass of wine or two as you paint.
#9 Call a close friend or family member
Keeping in touch with friends and family members is important for our social life and mental health.
Sadly, most people are so busy working or raising kids that they find it nearly impossible to connect with their loved ones.
A Friday night can be a great time to call a few friends or family members and have a chat on the phone.
Do you have someone special you’ve been meaning to call for ages? Contact them tonight and see what they’re up to. I’m sure they’ll be grateful to hear your voice.
#10 Write down your thoughts in a journal
If you’re stuck at home with nothing to do on a Friday night, it’s a good idea to spend a few minutes journaling your thoughts.
Writing down your thoughts in a blank notebook can help to declutter your mind and create space for new ideas to flow.
You can light scented candles or spritz some essential oils in the air to make your home warm and cozy as you reflect on your life goals.
#11 Make a collage of beautiful or colorful things
In my spare time, I like to search for pretty things such as underwater photos, colorful artworks, or jaw-dropping pictures and turn them into a collage using Canva.
This is my favorite activity to do instead of mindlessly scrolling on social media out of boredom.
It makes me really happy to see beautiful sights that inspire me and it’s also a perfect way to spend quality time alone when I’m bored.
If you’re looking for positive vibes on a lonely Friday night, make a collage of adorable things you find online. You can also munch on some delicious granola bars while you’re at it.
#12 Listen to uplifting music
As a person who struggles with mental health issues, I love to keep a playlist of upbeat music that can improve my mood whenever I get depressed.
I particularly find Acapella songs comforting so I have a ton of them on my phone.
You can choose to make a playlist of all your favorite songs and listen to them anytime you feel bored or upset. This is also a great way to enjoy your solitude on a weekend.
#13 Declutter your home
Most people have a lot of clutter in their houses due to their constantly busy schedules. This often hinders them from living a life of joy.
According to a famous organization expert Marie Kondo, “Your storage space is your private paradise, so personalize it to the fullest.”
This means you can create a vibrant and happy life by putting your house in order.
If you have any personal belongings or clothes that don’t spark joy or add any sentimental value to you, get rid of them tonight.
Go through your wardrobe and carefully select all the items that don’t serve the person you’re becoming now.
#14 Plan your next solo trip or adventure
Have you ever wanted to visit a foreign country but couldn’t afford it because of high travel costs? You can still go on an exciting adventure wherever you are.
The internet gives you ample opportunity to explore different countries and landscapes without needing to travel.
If you dream of visiting Greece or Paris someday, spend an evening making a vision board with pictures of all the beautiful places you would like to see in real life.
You can also add your dream vacation spots to a secret board on Pinterest so they’ll stay organized until you’re ready to explore the world.
#15 Watch funny videos on YouTube or Tiktok
There are tons of hilarious videos online that can entertain you and make you laugh at the same time.
When you’re bored with nothing meaningful to do on a Friday night, browse through different categories of videos on YouTube and Tiktok.
If you see any content you like, add it to your bookmark, subscribe to the channel, and watch as many interesting videos as you can.
#16 Learn a new skill online
One good way to spend weekends alone as an adult is to become self-educated and acquire new skills that will increase your chances of success in life.
You can use your free time to upgrade your skills in any area where you think you need to improve your expertise or knowledge base.
Apart from learning from experts on YouTube, you can enroll in an online course and learn something valuable in one night.
If you’re looking to break into an unfamiliar niche, you can easily acquire more knowledge and experience from the comfort of your own home.
#17 Take a long walk outdoors
I enjoy taking long walks with my husband around my neighborhood. It’s an easy way for me to sightsee and unwind at the same time.
If you’re broke and don’t want to spend any money on a weekend, take a stroll outdoors and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
This can also be an excellent idea for burning some extra calories after sitting at a desk and staring at a computer all week.
#18 Go out for a drink in a local bar
As people get older and have more responsibilities, it can be difficult to find time to chill out with friends, especially on weekends.
This is because most individuals are prioritizing self-care and family time now more than ever to achieve work-life balance.
If you’re home alone on Friday, consider going out for a drink in your local bar, and if you’re lucky, you can meet a stranger who needs someone to talk to.
This can also create the opportunity to make new friends in your area.
#19 Visit a nightclub
When was the last time you went clubbing? I bet you’ve not stepped foot in any nightclub since you were in your early 20s.
Life happens to everyone and it’s easy to forget to have fun when you’re a grown-up with lots of goals and responsibilities.
However, it’s okay to occasionally let loose and have some wild fun.
If you’re looking for things to do alone at night outside, visit a budding club near you and have a few tequilas.
It would be a memorable experience you can cherish for the next few years! Plus, you can mingle with new people and find a romantic partner.
#20 Have an indoor picnic on a blanket
This date idea is perfect for when you don’t want to leave the house but still need to do something fun.
Spread a large throw blanket on the floor of your living room and light a few soy candles to create a romantic atmosphere.
Next, get some biscuits, peanut butter, homemade juice, or whatever healthy snacks you have available at the moment and enjoy a quiet indoor picnic alone.
#21 Stargaze on your balcony
If you’re wondering what to do on a night by yourself, consider gazing at the stars from your balcony and enjoying the cool evening breeze while sipping a cup of herbal tea.
This activity doesn’t take much energy and can allow you to just get lost in your own thoughts without distractions from other people.
#22 Have a mini-workout session
Everyone needs regular exercise to stay healthy but we’re often too busy or too tired to commit to a full workout session.
A lonely Friday night can be the best time to try out some low-impact cardio exercises and keep the blood pumping.
Do a few push-ups to strengthen your muscles and some squats to sculpt your lower body.
Following a tutorial online can help to ensure that you’re targeting the right body parts.
#23 Meditate for a few hours
Meditation is good for the mind, body, and soul especially as stress levels keep rising each day.
You can keep yourself occupied by listening to good meditation music for a few hours.
I find a lot of relaxing songs on YouTube that are fantastic for reducing anxiety, tension, and worry.
Check out the Brainwave Music Channel to discover subliminal videos that can help to raise your vibration.
#24 Do some cleanup at home
If you don’t usually find the time to do your house chores due to work, Friday night can be a good time to tackle those never-ending tasks on your to-do list.
You can start by cleaning some areas of your home that rarely get enough attention like your kitchen or toilet.
Next, do the laundry and dust off some old shelves or remove the cobwebs in the corners of your house.
#25 Give yourself pleasure all night
Still, looking for what to do late at night alone in your room? Having intimate moments in the privacy of your house is an excellent idea to keep you entertained.
A 2020 survey revealed that about 80% of American adults engage in self-pleasure as a way to relieve stress and make themselves happy.
If you’re tired and don’t have the energy to do anything time-consuming, you can decide to show yourself some love and drift off to blissful sleep.
Grab your favorite toy and give your body as much pleasure as it can handle in one night. At the end of the day, you’ll feel relaxed enough to go to bed.
Being alone on a weekend night can cause significant emotional distress to single people who derive joy in connecting with like-minded individuals.
If you’re asking, “Is it okay to be alone on a Friday night? The short answer is Yes.
There are lots of single individuals and introverts who enjoy spending quality time alone.
It’s absolutely okay to find yourself alone during weekends because everyone is busy with their lives and they have different schedules that may not align with yours.
From decluttering your house and having a candlelit dinner to organizing a spa date, you can create your own happy world without having to depend on friends to entertain you.
The bottom line is that being alone on a Friday night gives you plenty of time to focus on yourself and do some of the things you love without any distractions from anyone.
When next you find yourself lonely or bored at home, try a few of these fun solo date ideas to lighten your mood and uplift your spirit.
About The Author
Jennifer Dagi is happily married to her best friend and the love of her life. As a relationship coach, she is passionate about helping couples build healthy and happy relationships.
She strongly believes communication and intimacy are important in building a successful relationship.
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