16 Things Every Woman Should Do Alone At Least Once

Dont freaking close yourself off just because you think you are an introvert….Take the chances…

There’s a reason why Hollywood loves to make movies about independent women (Eat, Pray Love, Legally Blonde, Under the Tuscan Sun, Wild—this list could go on and on hehehe they’re relatable, moving, inspiring, and full of all the things we fantasize about doing on our own. But you don’t have to wait for a life-changing experience to do something solo.

Paulo Coelho once said: “One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Do it now.”

Many of us put our happiness and dreams on hold for another day, when the truth is life is happening right now. If you want to make positive changes, today is the day.

Want to know where to begin?

1. Travel Solo

Take a cue from Eat, Pray, Love and plan a solo trip. At the end of the movie, Julia Roberts finds the love of her life because she spent the first part of the movie traveling the world alone in order to find herselfIt doesn’t matter how far you go or what you do while you’re there, as long as you challenge yourself a bit, create some memories, and have a blast while doing it.

2. Create Life Goals ( List)

It’s not about putting pressure on yourself to check off the boxes, it’s about stretching yourself to go further than you ever thought you could.

3. Go To Movie Alone

Get away from the stress of work, family, and the business of everyday life and escape to a movie theater where you can get lost in the story and truly relax.

4. Have a Spa Day

After a stressful day, book a massage—and while you’re there, stare at the floor and think about absolutely nothing.

5. Take Sometimes to Reflect on Religion

Whether it’s in a church or under a tree in your backyard, ponder faith, religion, God, and the purpose of life—and do some digging so you know for sure you’re forming your own opinion without the input from family, friends, or peers. You can’t really own your faith—or lack of faith—unless it’s something you choose to believe, not something you were raised to believe.

6. Take a Long Drive By Yourself.

Blast your favorite tunes and drive off into the sunset. There’s something so relaxing—and thrilling—about driving alone, with the windows down and the music up.

7. Love and accept yourself.

When you improve your relationship with yourself, your other relationships and your life improve naturally. Everything starts to work.

8. Forgive others.

As the Chinese proverb says: “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” Forgive others and set yourself free.

9. Fill yourself up.

Understand that other people are not responsible for your happiness, self-worth, and fulfillment — you are. Start filling yourself up with love and whatever else you need.

10. Plan out your week.

Know your top goals and values and plan your week around them — otherwise, you will get swept away by the pull of the modern world.

11. Reflect on your week.

Give thanks for everything wonderful that happened and acknowledge what isn’t working so well so you can fix it instead of repeating the same patterns.

12. Celebrate everything.

Small wins build your confidence and build you up to have more success — look for more ways to celebrate yourself and your loved ones.

23. Build a connection with your soul.

Get in touch with your essence, your inner being — the part of you that exists beyond your thoughts, emotions, titles, roles, and labels.

14. Allow your feelings to flow through you.

When a strong negative emotion arises, observe the feeling in your body without judgment, knowing it will pass — rather than feeding it with stories in your mind, or storing it deep in your heart.

15. Spend time in nature.

Nature can remind you of the natural beauty, intelligence and balance of the Universe — it also gets you back in touch with your soul.

16. Let go of the past.

It’s not happening here and now — it’s only in your mind. When you continue to relive the past, you rob yourself of the peace, beauty, and opportunity available to you in the present moment.