for realz. love yo self. and date yo self too!
I originally wrote this post with Valentine’s Day in mind, but realized that this is a topic that needs to be on your mind daily! I am not ashamed that ‘Single Scarlett’ is my middle name and although being single isn’t the peachiest, I am pleased to report that I’m genuinely happy in my skin & proud of that brain in my noggin’. Plus, I’m the Queen of being a busy bee so I genuinely would not be able to have a ‘normal’ relationship. Long distance? Maybe. Flexibility in scheduling a must? Yes. Am I picky? Hell yes.
Here’s my two cents on loving yo self and simple ways to date yo self too.
One cliche saying that I have always believed in … ‘You gotta love yourself before someone else can love ya!’ I don’t have many relationships to speak of — but it’s true! At least for me, once I get comfortable in my skin and get happy with my mojo, things fall into place. Yes, always easier said than done — but really, I can vouch for it!
*thanks to the relationship with Influenster, I did receive a complimentary sampling of Tender Romance by Ralph Lauren in exchange for sharing & social media love. All opinions are my own.
I am one of those oddballs that loves to do things solo. Here are a few of my favorites:
the movies. This one is a gimme… you always get your pick — you don’t have to share your popcorn or slushy — you can wear comfy clothes [the biggest win!]
grab dinner solo. I promise you will not get crazy looks… bring a book — people watch — catch up on blogs with your phone — make your to do list. Some of my best ideas come during a solo meal and make sure to jot it down!
shop solo. You spend less, I can almost guarantee it! But it’ll be less stress on you and you won’t feel rushed if you wanna dig thru those sales. And don’t forget to treat yoself too! My favorite is finding a new scent; smelling sexy just raises that confidence, and just makes me happy. P.S. Tender Romance does just that! A light floral scent that is oh-so delicate.
coffee date. Just for you… reflect — soak up those amazing aromas — bring that book you had at dinner — journal, it does a brain good.
So I wanna know, how do you date yo self? Did I miss a good one?
I really really need to do all of these things. After having my hubby out of town for four weeks straight, I’m ready to get the heck out the house and get some spoiling done. =)
Leah M @ love me, feed me
Love this!! I’m all about those solo dates! One of my faves is candle lit pancake dinners in bed with a movie.
Shopping by myself is my favorite way to date myself! I can take all the time in the world and do whatever I want. This is totally inspiring me to date myself this weekend! 🙂