Table for one, please!
Some days we just need time to ourselves. Whether single and sexy or settled down and in love, I have learned that it is so healthy and quite fun to just sneak in some “me time.” I’ll be honest, I am an intimate person who enjoys company with those I trust, but I do love having my own space. It wasn’t always an easy thing to embrace. But after watching enough chick flicks and coming out from the other side of crappy relationships, I had an epiphany and discovered my own scene in the movie where the girl gets her mojo back! I truly enjoy time to myself and encourage you to discover what that means for you. Are you biting your lip in curiosity? Don’t worry, I got you!
Things to do on your “Me Day.”
Take yourself shopping.
Shopping is always a good idea. Window or for real is fine, just own where you are and be financially responsible. Something about the shoe aisle is so therapeutic for me. Try slipping your feet in a pair of heels that ignite something on the inside of you. If they fit and cause you to twirl in the mirror, I’m pretty sure you have selected a winning pair.
Netflix and really chill.
Binging on a good series is so satisfying. If you don’t have a short attention span like myself, you can line up a few movies and set up a snack tray with some of your favorites. I’m always down for an ice-cold coca-cola and butter popcorn. Just remember to keep the remote within arm’s reach. Somehow, I never follow through with this and regret it later.
You’d be surprised how amazing you feel when you wake up. If you know that you are working hard and sometimes fall short of stressing over the craziness of life, go to bed. You deserve it. You can put on pretty lingerie or just throw on an oversized t-shirt (my personal favorite) and knock out. Be comfortable. No makeup allowed and a messy bun is a must.
Get your nails done.
There’s really nothing like a fresh mani and pedi. I always have to get my signature coffin nails in a pretty nude color. Simplicity goes a long way.
There really is no right or wrong way to go about this. Personally, a bubble bath with candles is a cure-all for me. Consider playing soothing music in the background and reading your favorite book or magazine. I have Essence and Women’s Health magazines on standby at all times. If you don’t feel like getting your hair wet, opt for cozying up on the couch with your laptop and get lost on Pinterest. Ultimately, you know what relaxes you, just do that and enjoy time to yourself.