If you’re a single mom, you know that taking care of your children is always your top priority. However, it’s important to remember that taking care of yourself is just as crucial. After becoming a single mother, I found myself neglecting my own needs and interests. The daily routine of caring for my children and running a household left me feeling unfulfilled and lacking in hobbies.
But I realized that I needed to make a change. I wanted to rekindle my passions, rediscover my interests, and get to know myself better. That’s when I discovered the beauty of solo dating.
Solo dating is not about rushing into a new relationship but rather taking the time to explore and enjoy your own company. It’s an opportunity to engage in activities that you enjoy, learn new things about yourself, and rekindle your passions. From hiking and painting to trying new restaurants and attending concerts, the possibilities are endless.
At first, the idea of going out alone can be intimidating. But as you start to embrace solo dating, you’ll find that it’s liberating and empowering. You’ll become more confident in yourself and your ability to enjoy life on your own terms. So, when the time comes to consider dating again, you’ll be more selective and take your time because you know that being alone is something you’re perfectly comfortable with.
Step 1: Decide what activity you’ll do.
You can list the activities and decide which one you’ll do when the kids are away.
Step 2: Add it to your calendar.
My goal is to do these activities when the kids are away with their day so that I can get to know myself better with no interruptions. You may want to doc the same thing or do it when you can. So choose a day that you know works well for you and write it in your calendar.
Step 3: Enjoy!
It’s important that you put as much effort into your solo dates as you would if you were planning a date with someone else. You’re important too and you should take the time to enjoy your own company. Although some of the activities may be uncomfortable, take the time to be in the moment and really get to know yourself.
1. Wine tasting.
Cheese and wine, anyone?
2. Visit an art gallery or museum.
Go view some new art or learn about your town’s history at the museum
3. Spa day.
Treat yourself to a day of massages, facials, and mani-pedis.
4. Go to a concert.
Got a favorite artist or band you want to see? Go check them out!
5. Movie and dinner at home.
Pick a favorite movie, order takeout, or cook and enjoy yourself!
6. Get a facial.
Whether it’s a simple facial or a hydra facial that cleanses your pores, get you some!
7. Mani and Pedi.
If you’re overdue for a mani-pedi, this is the time to get one!
8. Do something you’ve been wanting to do.
Is there something you’ve been dying to try? This is the time to do it!
9. Cooking class.
Find cooking classes near you and go learn how to cook something new!
Always a good idea to serve others. In what ways can you serve in your community?
11. Take a walk around your neighborhood.
Go on an evening walk around your neighborhood.
12. Pottery class.
Learn to make a vase or mug.
13. Art and wine class.
Great way to be around others while still enjoying activities you love.
14. Long bubble bath with your favorite music.
Relaxation at its finest, especially with no interruptions.
15. Worship music and read your bible.
There’s nothing like getting into the word of God and worshipping Him.
16. DIY home improvement project.
Need to tackle some home projects? Schedule some time to get those done. Remember self-care is about taking care of your space too.
17. Get dressed up and go for dinner.
Go all out with make-up and a beautiful dress! You don’t have to be going on a date with a guy to be put together.
18. Go get ice cream.
Vanilla or chocolate?
19. Do a facial and nails at home.
Get some at-home nail spa equipment and do your own nails!
20. Go get a massage.
Massages are always a good idea, especially after a long week of taking care of kids, working, and taking care of a home!
21. Go to the opera
22. Plan a visit to a city in your state that you’ve never been to.
Are there areas of your state you’ve never been to? Then take the time to explore these new places!
24. Rooftop dinner.
Is there a rooftop restaurant you’d like to go to?
25. Go to a winery.
If you love wine, then go to a winery and learn about wine.
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26. Go on a solo trip.
Plan a trip out of the country or in your town and explore!
27. Go and watch a play.
“To be, or not to be, that is the question…”
28. Go to a comedy show.
Laughter is the best medicine after all…
29. Binge-watch a new show.
30. Reorganize something around your house.
31. Visit the homeless or those who are in need.
Solo dates don’t have to be all about you. What are some ways you can help others?
32. Have a picnic inside or outside.
33. Go on a late-night drive
34. Watch the sunset or sunrise
35. Have a library or Barnes and noble date by yourself. What’s better than reading a book at Barnes and Nobles while enjoying some coffee and people-watching?
36. Book a staycation.
Got a hotel you’d like to stay at? Plan it out and do a staycation at home!
37. Go on a hike.
Get outside, enjoy the sun and
38. Go on a bike ride while listening to your favorite podcast
39. Have a solo brunch date
40. Try a new workout class.
41. Go on a shopping spree.
Save some money so you can spoil yourself with a shopping spree!
42. Free day where you do whatever you want..
Wanna lazy around? Read a book? Take a nap? Eat ice cream all day? This is your day! Do with it as you please!
43. Teach yourself a new craft.
There are a lot of craft ideas you can take on if you want to be more crafty. Take a class on YouTube and learn how to knit or draw…
44. Visit a local animal shelter.
There are lots of animals that need some love why not go visit some?
45. Put together a bouquet.
Go to the local market and buy yourself some flowers for your home.
46. Take a dance class.
At home or at the gym. Get your dance on!
47. Get a makeover.
Why not spruce up your look! Try a new hairstyle or color, revamp your wardrobe…
48. Go do a photo shoot.
Need some new pictures? Why not plan a photoshoot where you get dressed up and take some fun photos.
49. Unplug from social media.
Take the day off Instagram and enjoy your own life and company. No need to share where you are or what you’re doing.
50. Cook your favorite meal.
Go grocery shopping and then cook a meal you’ve been wanting to prepare!
Apr 27, 2022
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