Thank you Gloria Ferrer for sponsoring this post!
Humans exhaust me.
I love them, but I can only be around people for so long before my eyes start to glaze over and I’m lost in my own little world. Maybe it’s my extroverted introvert tendencies but after a few solid hours being social, I need time to recharge. Some days I’m all for going out on a Friday night
and getting a little crazy (let’s be real- I’m a grandma), but most days I’d rather cuddle up and watch movies all night by myself eating my own pizza. (Kay, so this is every Friday night. Judge me.) It’s a give and take.
Dating myself // Why I do it
Today on the blog I’m talking about how important it is to date yourself. As selfish as this sounds, I’m a firm believe that if you ever want to please anyone, you have to please yourself first. I’ve practiced a lot of mindfulness and self-reflection lately about the concept of putting myself first. I’ve realized this year more than anything that sometimes, you just have to say no to others and do what you need to do. For me, this often looks like taking a break from reality and spending some time alone to re-charge.
I love my alone time. I CRAVE it. Because it doesn’t happen often, I love when I can dedicate my entire night to ME. It’s a gentle reminder that I am just as important as everyone else, and I deserve to be validated and cared for.
Plus, I can eat a whole pizza by myself without any witnesses.
Here’s what it often looks like when I date myself //
-Grey’s Anatomy marathons with a bowl of icecream
-Spending my day shopping
-Going for a walk outside alone
-One Tree Hill binge-fest
-Taking time to wander and photograph nature
-Friends marathon with a bag of popcorn (are you noticing a theme here guys. I love food.)
Honestly, because of that extroverted introvert bit I mentioned earlier, usually dating myself means taking advantage of when Trevor has training at the Fire house and using the time alone to veg out and have some alone time.
Have I mentioned that I’m also obsessed with wine? Yeah. Like, I may be a certified wine-holic. I legit tried to give it up for lent and only made it to day 6. Shame.
Specifically, Gloria Ferrer is my jam and I was pretty stoked that they generously sent me two bottles. Talk about dating myself. Does getting drunk by myself count? Gloria Ferrer wines have earned over 400 gold medals and 50 90+ scores in the last 5 years (Yee-EEE!) And cool fun fact: Gloria Ferrer was also the first to bring back clones from France to plant their vineyard. That’s some cool scientific shiz right there.
…..It may or may not be a coincidence that I published this post just in time for #WineWednesday.
Why you should date yourself //
We all deserve uninterrupted time to ourselves. Let’s face it, loves. Life is CRAZY in today’s day and age. We spend so much time trying to please others that rarely do we take the time to actually care for ourselves.
I want you to start dating yourself. Whether it’s taking a 10 minute bubble bath, whether it’s setting aside some time to paint, whether it’s going to a movie alone and buying that extra large bucket of extra-butter popcorn ALL for yourself. You deserve all of this. I’m cheering you on. I want you to put yourself first JUST this once.
Do me a favor. Pour yourself a glass of wine and indulge. If you need me at all tonight, you know where to find me. On my couch with my empty bottle of Gloria in all my glory. This a judgement-free zone. We’re all cheering each other on here. Live it up, girlfriend.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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