Monday, 7 March 2016

Self-Date Ideas

Hey !

Self-love has become a massive part of my life and is one of the best things I've ever practiced ! One of my favorite ways of practicing self love is to self date. All you have to do is take yourself out some place nice and spend some time treating yourself .  A lot of people find themselves really stuck for ideas for self dates because people are often too self - conscious to take themselves for dinner or to the cinema. So here are some ideas to get you going !



Coffee and Cake - One of my favorite self dates is one of the simplest. I buy myself a magazine or a new book that I've fancied for a while and then go to a cafe and get myself a hot chocolate and a slice of chocolate cake and take my time to enjoy my drink while I read my magazine. It's so refreshing to start spending some time with yourself, you'd be amazed at how good it feels :) This is a great way to self date if you're really busy and can only spare an hour.

Go Some Place Pretty - Sometimes what you need is to be in the great outdoors and there are many beautiful places that you can go and explore for free and if you live in the UK there are lots of gorgeous grounds and stately homes that are owned by the national trust that you can visit for fairly low prices !

Shopping - When I buy clothes I always ask myself , " Do I feel like I could take on the world in this ?" so how about going out and treating yourself to make you feel like you could take on the world ! . Or like a princess, I also like to feel like a princess... or both ! Yeah definitely go for a mix of both hehe ! It doesn't have to be clothes, just go out and treat yourself to a few bits and bobs that make you feel happy :)

Spa Day - Why not go and relax with a pamper session? There are always loads of great deals for money off spa treatments if you look online and it's so nice to spend a day refreshing yourself so you feel amazing when you leave !

Swimming - Even just going for a swim and spending some time with yourself can be a great way to feel good , plus the exercise means your body will release feel good endorphin's so you'll be in a great mood after wards .

Movie Night - For me, being cuddled up on the sofa in fresh pyjamas with chocolate ice cream and a comedy on sounds like a great night . You watch your favorite movie or box set and just enjoy nobody talking over the tv ;)

What are your ideas for self dates ? Share them in the comments so that we can build up a big bank of them for people to refer to :) For more ideas, watch Rainbow Rose Blossoms videos , they're filled with inspiration <3

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  1. I'm on board for all of your suggestions and in fact did a couple of them even today haha - shopping and cake! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
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    1. Aww shopping and cake is a great way to spend the day hehe :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  2. These are such lovely ideas :D I'm definitely going to be doing some of those!
    Elise | i-cant-think-help.blogspot.com
    xxx

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    1. I'm happy you like them and I hope they go well for you :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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    1. Going to the spa is a great way to treat yourself :)

      lots of love,Marianne xxx

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  4. This is such a good post, its so important to make time for yourself and recharge once in a while :) good read xx

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    1. I'm so glad you like it, it's so so important to go on self dates !

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  5. These are great ideas! It's funny that people feel odd going out on their own, but we do! It's great to have some ideas to ease into bigger self dates ;) I think there is also a good idea in making yourself a yummy meal. Your favourite, or something you've wanted to try for awhile :)

    Erin
    http://sexycardi.blogspot.ca

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    1. It's such an important thing to self date and it can be scary but it's worth it so easing yourself is a great way to start :) I love that Idea you could even have candles on the table :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  6. Oh, god, this sure sounds lovely.. now that I have a bit more time, I might actually do something like that... The best treat for me would be to a nice restaurant or buying some really nice makeup (especially something that has been on my wish list for a while...) :) Great post and I love the idea! Thanks for sharing xx

    http://beautypeptalk.blogspot.hr/

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    1. I think it would really help you , it's something everyone should do so definitely give it a go ! I love to go out and buy pretty make up to make myself feel good :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  7. Amazing post! I love all of the ideas you mentioned! Such an important thing to do - take time to treat yourself and remind yourself how much you matter! Love this so much!

    ~ Nicole
    www.nicolevaidosa.com

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    1. It really is super important and I'm so glad you liked the post :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  8. I like the idea of self-dating. I think it's very important to find the time to spend for just yourself. We should really be more comfortable just being by ourselves. We are constantly around others, and so every opinion and thought is influenced heavily by the environment we are in. I like to take the time to just enjoy my own company. The coffee one is a really great idea! So is going to a pretty place. Great post! :)

    ~Andrea Tiffany~
    http://aglimpseofglam.blogspot.com

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    1. I love self dating , It makes you feel so good in the long run and really helps you get more comfortable with yourself :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  9. I really need to get myself one of those spa days since I've never been in years but yea, these are some pretty nice self date ideas.

    Joycentricity

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    1. I love going to the spa and it's a lovely way to relax and treat yourself :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  10. These are such fabulous ideas, thanks so much Marianne! I'm particularly in love with the coffee and cake idea haha, it sounds lovely :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. Coffee and cake is a wonderful ( and delicious ) way to ease yourself into the world of self dating especially if you only have an hour or two :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  11. Movie Nights are the best self-dates for me! Speaking of, I need to go on to one this week for sure, haha :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Movie nights are great ! I hope you have a lovely time :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  12. These are great ideas, I especially love the suggestion of taking a new book to a café and ordering a hot chocolate and some cake - a great combination!

    Carolyn x
    Carolyn’s Simple Life

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    1. That's one of my favourites to do because it's amazing having some peace and quiet and a good book :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  13. I love this post :) very heart warming actually. I get mine from shopping and spending time blogging in my favourite cafe :)

    crossinglemons.com

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    1. I love the idea of blogging in a nice cafe, I'll have to try that :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  14. These are really great ideas for self-love! I tend to treat myself with lots of chocolate and a lipstick or ten whenever I feel I need a little pick me up. :-)

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I'm happy you like them :) A good lipstick always makes me smile hehe :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  15. Great ideas! So lovely!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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    1. I'm happy you like it :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  16. Love these ideas! Going for a nice adventure walk on a sunny day is such a fun thing to do (and it's good for you!!) No one can turn down a spa day either haha!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. An adventure walk sounds great especially when the sun is out :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  17. A spa day sounds right up my street ♥

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. It's great to give your self the opportunity to relax :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  18. Ah, reading this was such a breath of fresh air :) My favourites are coffee, shopping, and going some place pretty (spa dates sound amazing too!) I also love to spend a rainy afternoon huddled up inside over a book or a good movie, while making some tea. And cuddling with my cats; it's a must!!

    -Lor // acozyspace.wordpress.com

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    1. I'm really happy that you like it :) Rainy afternoons with a good book/movie in the warm all cuddled up with a cat .. or three ;)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  19. Coffee and Cake self-dates are something I take part in more often then I would like to admit haha! Sometimes I mix the coffee dates with a nice long walk to my favourite coffee shop (which I normally drive to) just to get the exercise.

    You can only truly ever count on yourself in this world so learning how to find comfort in doing things alone is very important to finding happiness!

    I absolutely adore this post! I can't wait to read more of your stuff in the future!

    Jade

    www.accidentallyjade.blogpspot.com

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    1. Aww coffee and cake dates should be had as often as possible :) I love the idea of mixing it with a walk ! I think its very important to be happy with yourself , because nobody else loving you is going to make you feel loved until you love yourself :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

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  20. This is such a lovely idea, and these are great suggests x

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  21. "Do I feel like I could take on the world in this ?" hahahaha YES!!! I love the part about the mixture of both that and the princess! When I can seriously afford a good tattoo and pamper day that shall be in the works for a good self love date! I love the gardens... forever obsessed :D and well you can never go wrong with a movie night either! Thank you so much for the mention again you babe! <3 xoxo

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