I Took Myself On A Solo Date...And Here's Why You Should Too

Solo Date
    Happy November, It has been a minute since I posted a blog. I am on a healing journey where I am focusing on my mental health and self development. So I take frequent breaks from things that can be a distraction to me. In the beginning of the year, I made a vision board and some goals, one of the things that I wanted to accomplish was to take myself out on a solo date. I know... I know... you might think "ok, Elizabeth what's the big deal?" The deal is that I never went out to eat by myself. lol

What Made Me Decide To Go On My Solo Date?

    If you're like me then you can't believe how fast this year is going. I wanted to make it my priority to go out on this date before the year was over. The crazy thing is, is that I have been seeing this "solo dating" trend all over social media and I have been wondering when this became a thing. Either way, I like it. Speaking from a wife and mother's perspective we always tend to put our family's wants and needs before ourselves and never really get to enjoy our own company if that makes sense. I was tired of feeling drained and not being able to pour into myself once in a while. So about a few weeks ago I decided to begin my healing, self-care & self development journey, I decided to also schedule monthly dates with myself. September was my first solo date and I went out to eat at my favorite seafood boil place. "Red Crab" it was so good. I also felt like spending time alone, would help me find myself and reflect as well.

You Do Not Have To Break The Bank To Go On A Solo Date

    The issue that I have with social media is that some people online make it seem that in order for you to live a "soft life" or pour into yourself that you have to spend a lot of money. That is "fake news" in fact, you don't have to spend money at all. Your life is just that... "YOUR LIFE" you can do whatever it is that makes you happy. If taking luxury trips and going to luxury stores your thing and makes you happy, go right ahead. If sleeping in and watching Netflix all day is your thing, then go right ahead. The whole purpose of solo dating and self care, is to do what makes you less stress, happy, and mentally functional.

Here are some ideas you can do for your solo date

- Go out to eat 

- Go for a walk

- Visit a museum or gallery

-Read your favorite book/watch your favorite movie in bed

-Go for a drive 

-Plan a self care day or night with your favorite body care essentials

-Order takeout from your favorite restaurant

-Visit a coffee shop 

-Visit a book store 

-Visit model homes to get decor ideas

-Go to the Beach

-Get your tripod and create a photoshoot outdoors

-Cook a new meal, set the table with candles and jazz music :)

Remember, everyone has their own idea of what makes them happy and you get to choose what you can do to make your solo date....YOURS
Peace & Love
Elizabeth Jacas