You’re single. And sometimes you may very well get sick of the same old same old. You watch your friends post their Friday night with their boo on IG while yours consists of solo Netflix and chill.
Instead of questioning if you’ll be single forever, use this time as a way to connect with yourself. It is so important to have alone time and embrace being single because this is where you create a healthy relationship within. The most important relationship you will ever have is with yourself.
So how do you embrace it? Be stuck no more girl. I’ve got 35 fun ideas for living your best single girl life that involve taking care of yourself, making new friends and potentially meeting your next partner.
1. Attend a workshop or event
Find a fun workshop or event like through Create & Cultivate, Almost 30 or Wanderlust. Getting out and finding a strong community of women is key to personal growth.
2. Go for a drive
Make a good playlist and pick a place that you’ll feel inspired by. Listening to music you enjoy releases dopamine. You’ll for sure have the good vibes flowing.
3. Find a pop-up event.
Follow local Facebook groups to find out about spontaneous events in or around your city. You’re an easy google click away from finding free and affordable events with like-minded people.
4. Go to a museum or art gallery.
Open your creative side and get inspired. Connecting with art can be therapeutic.
5. Head to a coffee shop.
Especially ones that are a town or two over to explore new neighborhoods. Getting outside of your daily routine is a great way to spice up your caffeine buzz.
6. Book a yoga or fitness class.
Exercise helps reduce any stress that is not serving you. There are different free or donation-based classes that you can take advantage of.
7. Have a chill night in with your favorite book or movie.
Netflix and chill doesn’t have to be with a date. Sometimes nights in curled up to your favorite show or book can be really relaxing.
8. Pamper yourself with a self-care date night.
You can only be there for someone else if you are taking care of you. Fill up your tub and zen out!
9. Book a spa day.
There is nothing more calming and centering than spending a day on you. Shutting out the outside noise can help ground and center you. If you’re lucky enough to live in New York, go to self-care wonderland @chillhouse.
10. Craft a new wardrobe on shopping spree day.
When you feel good in what you wear you bring confidence to your walk. There are always get discounts and deals, why not take advantage?
11. Schedule in a creativity day.
Do that crafty project or brainstorm ideas for your future business. Meeting goals with creativity can be key to your future success.
12. Take a cooking class.
If you get tired of the same old dinner this is a great way to learn something new to bring to the table.
13. Bring your camera outdoors for a photoshoot.
Find an area that you’ve never explored and photograph it for fun, not necessarily for the ‘gram. Tap into your inner artist.
14. Make baked goods.
Bake something for co-workers, friends or family to enjoy––or just you. It can feel good to whip up a new sweet recipe for others. If you are baking for others try putting them in fun packaging.
15. Go on a hike.
This is such a great way to tap into spirituality. There is something serene about being surrounded in complete silence and your own thoughts.
16. Create a “white space” day.
Mark your calendar for an entire day where you schedule nothing and do whatever you want for the day. It’s ok to take a break. You are ambitious and will continue to be with a day of no plans.
17. Go out for dinner and a movie.
Solo date night is an awesome confidence booster. You get to order whatever you want and laugh or cry to whatever you movie you watch.
18. Book a trip.
Take it up a notch and book a solo trip across the country or better yet, across the world. Getting outside of your comfort zone is key. Plus you never know, you may find your future partner on a solo trip to Vietnam.
19. Play tourist in your city/town.
You never know what is happening right in front of you until you stop and smell the roses. This is a fun way to explore while having a busy schedule.
20. Redecorate your home with fun accessories.
Changing up the mood can create harmony within your home. Head to Home Goods where you can get the designer look for less.
Did someone say Pinterest? There are millions of options for you. Think about something that you have been wanting to create. Do a quick search and figure out the one that speaks to you.
22. Treat yourself to an ice cream cone at a local shop.
Getting outside of your go-to tub of ice cream can be a great change. This is a fun way to try a new flavor without having to commit to a pint.
23. Take dance lessons.
Who says you need a partner to dance? Bring your positive vibes and mingle with others. This is a great way to make new friends who share your hobby or interest.
24. Go for a walk in the neighborhood.
Don’t text or listen to music but be present to what is around you. Look around the neighborhood and take a moment for yourself. Use this time to be grateful for what you have right outside of your doorstep.
25. Go to your favorite bakery and treat yo self.
#Balance, but for real. Don’t deprive yourself of that delicious muffin you have been eyeing. Part of being kind to yourself is allowing you to enjoy foods that you wouldn’t normally eat.
26. Volunteer at a local soup kitchen or shelter.
It is said that giving back is one of the easiest ways to create pure happiness. Being a part of your community is key because it helps bring you perspective.
27. Go to a play or musical.
Take a moment out of reality and step into pure make-believe. This is a fun way to connect to the characters and feel emotions live.
28. Enjoy a concert or music by a local artist.
Singing your heart out in the car can be fun but there is nothing like listening to your favorite band live. The energy with the music truly comes to life.
29. Unleash your inner daredevil and go skydiving.
Time to cross it off your bucket list. Yeah, it can seem scary but the thrill outweighs the fear. Oh, and it’s a great first-date convo.
30. Road trip to a national park and enjoy nature-filled weekend.
Being outside with the animals, trees, and nature may be exactly what you need. It is a healthy way to disconnect from your busy schedule and social media.
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31. Go to a farmers market or flower shop and buy yourself flowers.
You don’t have to wait for a man to buy you flowers. Instead, treat yourself the way you want to be treated.
32. At-home facial and don’t forget to grab your favorite book.
This is fun because it’s an easy way to change up a Tuesday evening without going out of your way. A little self-care and intellect are good for your soul.
33. Get a mani & pedi
Pick out a unique color or design. It’s important to give yourself an hour of you time. Plus you will walk away feeling fun with your new color.
34. Pull out acrylics, grab a paintbrush and express yourself on a canvas.
This can help release any anxiety or stress that you may be having. Even if you are not a Picasso it can still be a release.
35. Garden or plant a houseplant.
Garden a vegetable or herb and cook with it. This would be the true meaning of farm to table.