Anyone familiar with the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron will understand what is meant by the term “Artist Dates.” Cameron recommends every artist should take time each week to go out–by themselves–and explore a new activity.
Being by yourself doesn’t mean you wander out into nature (necessarily) nor should it be overtly “artistic” — think mischief more than mastery. So if there is a play or an art class or anything that you find fun you should attend it alone, without a spouse, significant other, or friend.
This is an opportunity to ‘fill your well’. Having new experiences, seeing new sights, and being exposed to new ideas is often missed if we’re in our usual rut of chatting with mom or a friend during the event.
I’ve traveled for business trips on my own and eventually got accustomed to eating for one but I have yet to experience traveling solo for pleasure or going to a large event on my own.