There is nothing pathetic about drinking alcohol alone. Sometimes it goes down easier that way. If someone tells you that you must be sad if you are getting drunk by yourself than you should tell that person you love yourself in every kind of state of mind. Even if the state is blurry and incoherent.
If you want to be by yourself while being surrounded by others, know that that’s okay. Sometimes even the friendliest of people need their space, and just because you want to be alone even when you are not, know that there is nothing wrong with wanting to escape just so you can become closer to yourself.
Just because you spend most of your time locked in your room doesn’t mean that you want to close the world out for good. Sometimes you have to spend time away just to realize that the world is still out there, and that it will be waiting for you when you think that it’s time to start exploring.
Putting yourself over others at times isn’t selfish, it’s human, and it’s the only way that you will ever be able to make yourself happy. If someone calls you selfish for not wanting to do what they want to do, make sure that you tell them that sometimes you have to be selfish. Because what is the point of learning how to understand if you don’t understand yourself first.
If you don’t want to go out to the bar, or to a party that everyone is at, know that you don’t have to. This doesn’t make you boring. This doesn’t mean that you are already past the part in your life where fun is your number one priority. This just means that you would rather spend time with yourself than with others, and there is nothing wrong with preferring your own company over the company of others. Don’t let someone convince you that you are wasting away your freedom. And if they try to, try to make them see that it’s not because you’re uninterested all the time, but because you’re not in the mood for it in that moment.
Loving yourself, being confident with how you look, and praising yourself at times does not mean that you are self-centered. It just means that you know what you are capable of. And since you know that you have to spend the rest of your days trapped inside of your own skin you might as well make friends with yourself instead of considering your own self to be your own worst enemy."