A movie date. A fun outing with friends at the Multiplex. These are some common things we have heard of. But have you ever been to the movies alone? A date with the self?
Well, luckily, I had the chance to experience one. By accident though, but it was worth it. One day, I was to meet a friend at a nearby mall but she cancelled on me at the last moment. I was infuriated. For once, I got so angry, I accidentally kicked a can lying on the floor and it hit a guy standing at the entrance of the mall. The cold look he gave me was enough to ruin my day. However, I apologized.
I didn’t want to go home as I was sick of my boring job-to-home and home-to-job routine. Being a movie freak, I thought of watching a movie, alone. I had never been to the movies alone before and it seem a little bizarre. But I decided to do it anyway.
I bought the tickets from the counter. To my surprise, only the back seats were filled with couples. All the seats in the front and middle rows were all empty since it was a working day and a morning show. I sat in the middle row and kinda enjoyed the vacant theater. I was totally able to concentrate on the movie, which was really good (Tamasha). I loved the movie since I was able to connect to the story. After that I did a little shopping, bought some accessories and clothes for myself, and had my favorite noodles with a chilled cold drink at a Chinese outlet in the mall. I can’t even begin to express the joy of not having to share my food with anyone and enjoy all of it alone. Lol!
The one thing I learnt from this ‘date with myself’ was that once in a while, you need to just get away from all the crowd and people, and be on your own for a little while. When you spend such kind of a quality time with yourself, you are able to connect with yourself like never before. And trust me, that is one thing which is very important if you want to feel actual contentment. Your inner self also needs some pampering now and then. Buy yourself some stuff alone, go to the movies alone, eat by yourself in the cafe, walk like you don’t care. Take time to reconnect with the person within you. Feel like you’re not alone, but with the most gorgeous person in the world, i.e. YOU!
Never lose that smile! 🙂