I have no problem owning up to my introverted-ness. It’s not that I don’t like being with other people, but for the most part I spend a lot of time on my own. My boyfriend travels for a good chunk of the year and when he’s gone, I really do enjoy finding ways to have quality “me time”. Every second of every day doesn’t need to be jam packed with activities and other people. Spending solo time is a great way to recharge your batteries and just get comfortable in your own skin. So get over your FOMO (fear of missing out) and take yourself out on a hot date – or solo hang sesh. Whether it’s an adventure, relaxing date or indulgent treat, here are 20 of my favorite dates to take myself on.
Treat Yo-self. Take yourself out for dessert! I love to follow dessert accounts on Instagram. If I’m feeling down or like I need to celebrate something, I take myself on a treat run!
Go to a movie. Don’t feel embarrassed. Just own it. Go see a chick flick in your sweats. No shame – because there’s no one there to see you!
Order takeout. There are so many awesome options nowadays. You can use Postmates, Uber Eats, Amazon Delivery, etc. Take a night off from cooking and order something fun for yourself!
Get your nails done. Literally one of my all time favorite ways to splurge. I like to get a pedicure and upgrade for a little extra foot massage.
Try a new workout class. I love trying new workouts. Maybe you want to check out a new yoga studio or finally try a zumba class. Get out and get moving!
Go to a restaurant. Instead of sitting at a table, opt for a bar spot. Usually it feels less awkward and there’s more to look at while you wait for your food!
Go to a concert. Who says you can’t go to a concert alone? Wiggle your way up to front and listen to the music instead of worrying about what everyone else is doing.
Cook something new. Hint hint… no not just one of my recipes! Find something fun on Pinterest that you wouldn’t normally make.
Go to a Farmer’s Market. I love exploring my local farmer’s market. Most of the stands have free samples too! Jackpot!
Do your makeup. Spend way too much time watching youtube tutorials and trying some fun new makeup techniques.
Create an Adventure Board. Spend some time on Pinterest planning your next adventure and all of the places you want to see!
Go on a hike. Take advantage of a little quiet time and become one with nature.
Shop til’ you drop. If you’re like me, the mall can be a little overwhelming. Take your time browsing the sale racks, no one is waiting for you to hurry up!
Do a face mask. I love trying new masks! Usually they take 20+ minutes, so turn on some Netflix and let the magic happen.
Take a day trip. Hop in the car and drive somewhere new! Check out a nearby town and don’t forget your selfie stick!
Go on some rides! Whether it’s a local fair, amusement park or theme park… hop into the single rider line and skip the long wait!
Take a bath. Splurge on some fancy bubbles or bath bombs, pour a drink & turn on your favorite album.
Wake up early for the sunrise. Sunsets are easy. Challenge your internal clock and watch the sun rise. Pro tip: bring a cup of coffee and breakfast treat.
Explore a bookstore. Wander up and down the aisles. Read a few pages. Find something new to read in your downtime!
Turn off your phone. Seriously. Turn your phone off for 20 minutes. Everything will be there waiting when you turn it back on. Burn a candle, close your eyes, just enjoy being disconnected.
Photos: Jenna Lynn Photography