You have spent so much time having to focus your energies on work and other responsibilities. Not to mention, something is always happening with your family that requires your time and energy. Even though you may have already made it a priority to focus on “me time” each day for a few minutes for much-needed self-care, you may not have seen your girlfriends for a while because they also are busy with their life responsibilities. Having a social life to create balance is important, so you will want to square away time for a girls’ night out.
Square Away Time To Spend Time With Your Girlfriends
September 22nd is Girls’ Night Day, which means that it is the day to make plans to have a girls’ night out. It is a Friday night this year, a great night to enjoy time with your girlfriends. But instead of drinking the night at a bar, you will want to enjoy a soul-nurturing time with your friends. That is because you want to be uplifted and energized after spending time with your friends instead of being sick and hungover the next day. In addition to that, quality time with your friends will help strengthen your bond with your friends. Let’s review some soul-nurturing and rejuvenating ways to make the most of enjoying time with your girlfriends.
Watch A Play With Your Friends
Is there a play that you want to see in town that you and your friends will want to check out? There are always plays, and they don’t have to be expensive to attend. Something is compelling about being in a dark theatre while watching a play as you feel the sense of being together while viewing and sitting to watch the same performance. That sense of being together is essential as it helps you create a lovely bond with your friends even though you are staying silent so you can watch and listen to the play.
The other reason you should consider spending your girls’ night out at the theatre is that you can support your local art scene as you are part of the audience and feel supportive. And when you know you are doing something helpful while enjoying yourself can be very soul-nurturing and rejuvenating.
Have A Spa Night
Going to the spa with your girlfriends is one of the best ideas for nurturing yourself while strengthening your bonds with your friends. Do you and your friends not have the funds to go to a luxurious spa? If so, there is no need to worry because you can create a luxury spa at home, or one of your friends may host it if they have the room. If you host it, the ideal time would be to invite your friends over after the kids go to bed and ensure that your partner takes care of them if necessary because this is your night to spend quality time with your friends.
You can get a home spa kit that you and your friends can enjoy so you can indulge in some self-care together. However, if you prefer to go to a luxury spa to get a massage, facial, manicure, or pedicure and enjoy steam rooms, you will want to look around for a good deal on a custom package. That also depends on how long you want to spend at the spa, and you will want to select the treatments that best fit the money and time you want to spend there. Whether you have a spa night at home or a luxury spa, you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated after your treatment.
Enjoy An Evening Of Art
One of the most soul-nurturing things you can do is allow your creativity to shine, and when you are with your girlfriends, you can have a fun evening about art. You can draw, paint, do arts and crafts, work with clay, etc. The other benefit of having an art-filled evening is that after you create something, you will have a sense of accomplishment, and being proud of yourself is also soul-nurturing. You can also create art projects together and see how the finished product comes out based on the work you and your friends put into it. For example, you can make a clay house and may be responsible for building the clay foundation. Your friend may be responsible for creating the clay furniture. Another friend may design the rooms, doors, and windows.
You can understand why this would be fun with a group of girlfriends. You can agree on who will keep the masterpiece, but if you do your art piece, you can take yours home unless you are the one that is hosting the art night. You will also understand how good it feels to work as a team. Nothing is better than allowing yourself to be creative with a group of people you enjoy being with for an evening. Another thing that would come from this night of creativity is that you would have a tangible memory of it.
Attend A Cooking Class
Another fundamental step of self-care is to nourish yourself physically, and that is why another fun girls’ night out idea would be to attend a cooking class. Even if you cook your meals each night for your family, you could benefit from it as you could learn how to make some gourmet food for an evening, and you and your friends can work together to do that. And if you mess up by putting too much of an ingredient into the bowl, you can all laugh about it. That will also create some fond memories that you can take with you. Either way, taking a cooking class for an evening would be fun for you and your friends to do so you can spend quality time with your people while you learn how to make some delicious gourmet food.
Go To Someone’s Kitchen To Bake A Delicious Dessert
There is nothing wrong with enjoying a sweet treat; you and your friends could enjoy some quality time surrounding that. Sure, you can always go out together for dessert. However, a more intimate way to enjoy and be more involved is to bake the delicious dessert. Arrange a night to go to someone’s kitchen (or you could be the one to volunteer your kitchen), and then arrange for your friends to bring specific ingredients so you can combine them as you mix them up to bake the dessert, whether it is a cake, a batch of brownies, cookies, or anything else. You can enjoy a night full of laughter, fun, and the creation you and your friends made together.
Nighttime Picnic And Stargazing
Here is an excellent suggestion to have an intimate and soul-nourishing girls’ night out: having a picnic at night as you do some stargazing. You can have a potluck picnic, as someone will bring the blanket, and then everyone involved will bring the food. And have it late enough for the sun to set. Then when it gets dark, gaze at the stars and look for different constellations. That way, you can be in nature, enjoy some good food, and be in great company as you enjoy the fascinating sky with various stars and may see a few planets. You would only be able to do this girls’ night out activity during a clear night in the summer (or on a mild and clear night regardless of the season, but you would have to bundle up).
It is essential to see your girlfriends and maintain your social life as you also juggle the responsibilities with your family, work, and home. If you do not retain your social life, you will isolate yourself, which will be detrimental to your mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional health. September 22nd is Girls’ Night Day, the time to cherish a night out with some friends or arrange a fun evening with them. You also do not want to waste the night away doing something that will not serve you, such as a hangover the next day. That is why you want to do something soul-nurturing and rejuvenating with your friends. It is essential to your overall well-being.