If you've ever bailed on plans with friends or a partner for no other reason than to curl up and watch Netflix by your own damn self, you are definitely not alone. In fact, a new survey of 1,000 adults from Porch, the free home network, found that a lot of us would prefer to do nothing than go out and socialize — even if 69 percent of us do feel ashamed for bailing.
But whether you lovebeing alone or get FOMO way too easily, being able to do things on your own is a skill that's so important to have. "It can be beneficial to go solo sometimes, as it provides a break from external influences and allows an individual to reconnect with their values and goals," Jennifer Sweeton, Psy.D., M.S., M.A. tells Bustle.
And one of the interesting parts of the Porch survey was that people agreed that doing some activities alone are way better than others. Some things seemed to require a friend or partner, while other activities.... well, people like it to be just me, myself and I.
These are the activities went down the best solo — and the ones where people would prefer a companion.