What Are Solitary Activities?

By Del Yates ; Updated April 12, 2017
Jogging through your neighborhood is an activity you can enjoy by yourself.

Whether you like to keep to yourself or all your friends are away on vacation, participating in solitary activities doesn't have to be boring. Choose an activity you enjoy, whether it's going for a bike ride or taking photographs of nature. Once you pick an activity you like, you may realize that occasionally doing activities by yourself is enjoyable.

Physical Activities

Participating in physical activity is a good way to stay healthy. In addition to keeping your weight down, exercise reduces your risk of developing serious diseases, according to MedicineNet.com. Taking a 30-minute walk along the beach or around your neighborhood is an easy way to get your exercise for the day. Swimming laps in a pool is another way to get exercise. If the weather is bad, do exercises in your living room. Do strength training exercises, like push-ups and lunges, or use a treadmill or elliptical machine for cardiovascular exercise.

Media-Related Activities

Media-related activities, such as watching television, surfing the Internet, listening to music and playing video games can keep you entertained for hours. Play a challenging video game you never thought you could complete or watch a television program you've never seen before. If you don't own a video game system, you can play a variety of free games online.

Creative Activities

If you are the creative type, you can participate in many artistic activities. Take your camera and photograph things you find interesting, such as old buildings or flowers in your garden. If you have a knack for writing, write a poem or a short story. If you enjoy cooking, look up a recipe of a dish you've always wanted to make and give it a try.

Other Activities

Go shopping at your favorite stores, whether it's a clothing store or a grocery store. Because you are by yourself, you don't have to worry about anyone rushing you to finish your shopping. If you want to do something more relaxing, take a hot bath while listening to soothing music and reading a book.