Every day brings a new opportunity to discover and learn something new. Often, our days are filled with time consuming duties such as work, school, kids and the list goes on. Having a strict schedule in a mere 24 hours a day is already a challenge within itself. However, finding time to ourselves to do something we enjoy is easier than expected.
Don’t be afraid to do things alone
There is a really big cliché when it comes to doing things by ourselves. We do not want people to believe that we are lonely. However, going solo is not a bad idea! No one denies that group activities are fun to do, but it can take a lot of time planning to get everyone together at once. Try a few of these tips:
Stop by Happy Hour on the way home from work: Why sit in traffic for an hour when you could sit at a bar and detox from a long day of work. Most weekday Happy Hours are around the heaviest traffic times. (4-6:30pm)
See a matinee on your off day: Movies prices are continuously increasing! Find your closest matinee and enjoy a movie you’ve been wanting to see but couldn’t find anyone to go with.
Talk a walk with nature in the evening: Go out and find the nearest park. Getting out the house and enjoying nature is the best way to free your mind.
Treat yourself to a mani-pedi in between errands: Get off your feet, relax and get a great foot massage at the same time!
Discover your city: Most cities are filled with attractions. Whether it’s an aquarium downtown or a local thrift store, there is always something new to discover. My favorite is the museum!
Try out a new hobby on the weekends: Get on Groupon and sign-up for a new local class in your area. Groupon is filled with classes such as yoga, kick boxing, pottery, tea tasting, and so much more.
Binge watch Netflix before bed: Catch up on your favorite show that you weren’t able to finish last season. Be careful not to stay up too long, Netflix can get addicting!
Get a quick mini makeover while on a shopping trip: Beauty stores like Sephora offer free consultations and demos on how to use their products. Try out the newest make-up and match your perfect shade of foundation at the same time.
Watch the sunrise before work: You’re up at 5am getting ready for work anyways, why not step outside and enjoy the view
Although magic will not help us add more minutes into our day, these are easy ways to enjoy a little extra “me” time.