Who doesn’t love a night out with your best friends, or a few sneaky drinks and pizza! I know that I love it and I feel so much calmer and more focused on my goals after a night out of fun however sometimes we let life get the better of us and similar to self-care we forget to socialise, forget to be a kid again and forget to find some time for fun!
Here are my 3 Top Tips to having a social life whilst busy:
Plan fun like you plan the rest of the week!
I sit down almost every Sunday and plan for the week ahead, I make sure all my appointments, work shifts, gym/dance classes are all entered in my LBD planner. From this I can then see when I’ve got a spare night to plan a social event with my girlfriends, whether it’s a movie and dinner date, a night out in town, a birthday party, coffee and cake during the day or just dinner or lunch and some drinks at the pub the smallest of events can sometimes be the best ones.
The next time you look at your weeks ahead, find a spare night and message your friends and see what you can organise!
Turn off whilst out!
When I am out, I try as best as I can to not spend the whole night on my phone. I still take photos and post to social media, but I aim to not spend the whole night scrolling and checking my emails. Not only does it allow you to fully enjoy and immerse in the night, but it also makes your friends feel like they’re an important part of your life.
Make socialising a priority!
Just as we try to make self-care a priority, socialising and enjoying some time out should be just as important. Socialising with friends and family allows you let go, debrief on life, relate to others and have a laugh! No one has ever felt worse after laughing with friends. Make yourself a goal that you’ll catch up with one friend or a group of friends once a month.
Here are some of my favourite ideas whilst hanging with friends:
- Dinner and drinks at the pub
- Lunch at a cute café
- Movie and dinner date
- Dessert date
- A trip to the beach
- Picnic in the park
- Fish n Chips on the foreshore
- Hot chocolates at a lookout
- Night out dancing
- Go to a musical or show
- Breakfast or brunch
- Pizza and movies at someone’s house
- Movie Marathon
- Host your own spa day
- Games night
- Go fishing
- Go camping
My number one tip to fitting in a social life is recognising the benefit has on you, I am always calmer, more focused on my goals and I feel a lot more grateful for everything I have around me after a night out with my besties! How does time with your gal pals make you feel? Next time you ‘can’t’ be bothered to make plans, remember these tips I’ve shared with you!
“I love hanging out with people who make me forget to look at my phone” (David Wolfe)
Lots of love,