Fun things to do for women: The Girlfriends Bucket List – 30 Fun Things to do with your Girlfriends

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The Girlfriends Bucket List – 30 Fun Things to do with your Girlfriends

In honor of the weird holiday, National Girlfriends Day, I created a list of fun things to do with your girlfriends. And, not only is today National Girlfriends Day, but it is also a Wednesday. You’re probably thinking ok, Lauren, what’s the relation. Well, in case you aren’t familiar with movies or obsessed, like I am……

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This is a quote from the movie Mean Girls, which is a hilarious. For National Girlfriends Day, I created a list of 34 fun things to do with your girlfriends. I know, 34 is random. It’s also my age, so we are rolling with it. I am officially naming this list the Girlfriends Bucket List. You can get your list, along with the mini Girlfriends Day Pack if you enter your email below. Ok. Here. We. Go.

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1. Watch Mean Girls & Make Pink Popcorn

I mean, it’s Wednesday and a holiday about girls, so I feel like Mean Girls is totally necessary. Besides being snarky and fun, it actually has rooted themes in confidence, uniqueness and supporting each other. Plus, if you pair this movie with some pink popcorn, you have a total theme going on, which I love. LOVE THEMES. The pink popcorn was created for a pairing with Legally Blonde, originally. But, it totally works for Mean Girls and Wednesdays.

2. Have an Art Afternoon

3. Go out for Fondue

I need to take my own advice on this one. My ultimate daytime activity dream is to dip things in cheese. I know fondue can also be chocolate, which I love too, but CHEESE. Research local restaurants in your neighborhood. Chances are one of them has fondue! If not, you can grab a fondue pot on Amazon and have your own fondue fest at home. Then after your fondue afternoon with friends, you can have future fondue afternoons at home alone – eating cheese with no shame – dipping everything and anything in it! Ahhhh. Cheese dreams.

4. Have a Silent Reading Party

Do you remember in elementary school, usually after lunch, when your teacher would have you do silent reading? Sometime is was called DEAR (drop everything and read) or SSR (silent sustained reading). Anyways, invite your friends over and have them bring a book. You could throw a bunch of cushions and blankets on the floor for everyone to sit on. Then have a reading party! If you want to get really crazy, you could have everyone bring a book and then swap books!

5. Volunteer Together

6. Host an at home Brunch with Mimosa Bar

7. Have a Living Room Dance Party

This sounds silly, and it is. But, it is sooooo fun. Gather your buds, make a playlist. If you need help with that see my post about creating a playlist. Anyways, create a playlist, get some fun twinkle lights, blacklights, or rope lights. Maybe grab a few items to make cocktails…and boogie down. Also, almost forgot to mention, move anything breakable in case you have a friend who dances wide.

8. Attend a Food Festival or Restaurant Week

9. Play MASH & Fortune Teller

We’ve all been to slumber parties. Some of us grew up in the 90’s, which is now a long time ago. Lol. Anyways, it was almost required, if you were a girl, to play MASH. It is the ultimate fortune teller, giving you predictions for how many kids you’ll have, careers, car type and of course, which celebrity you’ll marry. I made a fun three version MASH activity. It has “original” meaning 90’s version, “modern” or things relevant to today, and a blank one for you to fill in.

A second activity is the fortune teller. If you had notebook paper and a pen, you could predict someone’s fortune with this little guy. The one I made is 90’s movie themed. Get nostalgic, play MASH, fortune teller and maybe throw in a few board games. Does anyone still have the board game Mall Madness? SO GREAT.

10. Recreate Your Favorite Party from the Movies

This is another idea I like to have fun with. Pick a party scene from one of your favorite movies and recreate it. It doesn’t have to be super complicated. It can be kind of simple, actually. I wrote a post for recreating the end scene in Footloose. You can use a few props/decorations, create a playlist, and encourage your girlfriends to dress in theme.

11. Go to a Paint and Sip or Have one at Home

12. Try a New Fitness Class like Aerial Yoga or Pound

Ok. I am not, at all, coordinated. I am terribly unfit. But, trying a new class with your girlfriends is the perfect way to expand your fitness routine. My friend and I tried a Pound class. It was super fun and something I might not have tried on my own. (She also talked me into a spin class. Boy, is that challenging. Shout out to the spin girls. You guys are hardcore). Back to Pound. This is a fun aerobic class that involves Pop Rock music and drumsticks. You get to use weighted drumsticks and tap them according to the direction of the instructor. I found myself focusing on the tapping and pounding so much, that I didn’t realize I did 150 squats. (The teacher told me after the class. For real. 150).

So, try something new! Go to Aerial Yoga, TRX, Spin, anything! If you don’t have a gym membership and can’t find a place to drop in, you could always get yourself a Pound Kit and do it at home together!

13. Tour and Take Pictures of Architecture in your Hometown

This may have been a homework assignment of mine from when I went to school for Architectural Technology, but it is actually very fun. There are so many different styles of Architecture throughout the nation. Explore your town/city and find the interesting, unusual, unique structures that make your home so cool. You can take pictures, or just go look around. Either way, it’s a great way to spend and afternoon for with your girlfriends. This is not my hometown, it’s Chicago, but you get the idea:

14. Create a Little Succulent Garden

Succulents are a great plant to have at home. The reason is that succulents are very hearty. They are survivors. You don’t have to water them often, so they’re easy. With your girlfriends, go to a nursery, or Lowe’s/Home Depot and pick up some succulents. You’ll also need pots, dirt, and gloves. Then come home and get to planting. If your strapped for ideas or paranoid you’re doing it wrong (me), you can find videos on YouTube and ideas on Pinterest.

 

 

15. Run a 5K or Mud Run

I will tell you for being completed nonathletic, I end up doing a lot of sporty things. This is because of my sister. And, sometimes, dad. Anyways, running a 5k is like 100x more fun with friends. If you are like me and don’t run, ever, you could look up one of those “couch to 5k” training programs on Pinterest. It will layout a routine for building up your endurance. In case you are wondering, a 5k is 3.1 miles. You and your girlfriends could even meet up to train too! If you pick a fun 5k, you could try a color run, get a medal or even run through mud! Oh the experience!

16. Go See a Cover Band

17. Compete in an Escape Room

18. Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

19. Go to a Retreat: Fitness, Religious, Girl’s Weekend

My ultimate girlfriends goal is to go on a yoga retreat somewhere like Costa Rica or another exotic locale. There are some resorts (even in the US, you don’t have to get a passport) that have these types of retreats already set up. They are usually all inclusive and feature activities, mind/body classes and great food.   For your viewing pleasure, my sister:

20. Clean Out Your Closet & Swap

This idea accomplishes two things. You clean your closet. I’m sure it’s needed….don’t lie. AND, you can get new stuff! Go through your closet and create two piles: donate and trash. Ditch the trash and get together with your girlfriend and have a swap with your “donate” items. The leftovers can actually be donated!

21. Meal Prep for the Week

22. Redecorate a Room

23. Attend a Movie in the Park

24. Go on a Road Trip

25. Try Something from Pinterest

We’ve all heard of Pinterest fails, right? Well, isn’t it better to fail as a group? You and your girlfriends can get together and actually try some of that stuff you save on Pinterest! You’ll feel productive, creative and maybe even confident if you succeed! Or, you’ll at least have some laughs. I tried to make a Mario question mark square surprise cake. It weighed like 50 pounds, tasted like a stick of butter and looked like a droopy pillow, not a cube. But, we persist!

26. Choreograph a Dance to the It Song Right Now

27. Go Hunting for Things to Sell Online

Retail arbitrage! It sounds so intense. Lol. It is basically stalking clearance items in retail stores and reselling them online. You may not make a million dollars, but you can maybe make a little money and have a fun afternoon shopping with your girlfriends. I have a friend, Vanessa – hey girl!,and, when we get together, we are always plotting side hustles!

28. Get Dressed Up and Go to a Fancy Restaurant

29. Be a Kid – Hula Hoop, Lay Down in the Grass, Get Some Sidewalk Chalk

30. Create Vision Boards

This is fun! You can create your vision boards electronically via Pinterest. You can see mine here. Or, you can actually go through magazines and cut out paper to create a collage. Feel free to draw in things too, add words, whatever you want. It’s your vision!

 

Phew! What a list! It is time to plan something with your girlfriends. It doesn’t have to be today but get inspired to start checking these items off of your Girlfriends Bucket List. If you want a free download of this list, complete with boxes to cross off AND some fun Mean Girls items like a desktop wallpaper and stickers, enter your email below! You’ll also get occasional email updates from the blog like new posts and fun freebies. So, what do you think? Is there an item on your girlfriends bucket list that’s different from above? Comment below!

 

 

 

30 Girls Night Out Ideas

When Miley Cyrus sang “Send out a 911 / We’re gonna have some fun / Hey, boy, you know you better run” in 2007’s formative hit “G.N.O.”, we listened. We really listened. And while I personally believe that Miley invented the modern girls’ night, there’s evidence it’s been around for a hot sec. Throwing on a going-out top and jeans and racking up a tab of vodka sodas is a long-treasured practice. But the same old bar nights can get a little tired. Aaaand COVID-19 is still very much a threat. So it’s time to change it up!

Whether you’re looking for ideas for the summer or just wistfully pocketing for a later date, we threw together 30 of the best ~alternative~ girls’ night out ideas. Psssst, there are a ton of activities on this list that you can do virtually. Just get creative and save the others for that sweet post-vax life.

Reminder: CDC guidelines currently state that you can congregate in small groups indoors if every member of your party has been fully vaccinated, otherwise keep masking and social distancing. So, better save the sweaty bowling alley for a future date.

Without further ado, peep our list of the best alternative girls’ night out ideas. You don’t even have to give us credit.

1. Do this

Mamma Mia! workout class.

Before you say anything, I’m aware that “meeting your three possible dads on a Greek island the day before your wedding where you all sing along to ABBA” and “working out” doesn’t really go hand-in-hand. But you need to trust me on this one. No one is going to be judging your form at home and dancing to the Mamma Mia! soundtrack is more fun than…anything? Get tipsy, laugh, and take a chance on this one. (Sorry, had to.)

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2. Book an online cooking class.

This is an easy thing you can do mid-pandemic too! Williams Sonoma has a ton of virtual events to choose from. Bonus points to whoever can pull off the best Julia Child accent.

3. Have your own night at the museum.

Plenty of museums now offer “after hours” programming, complete with DJs, drinks, and open access to select exhibits. I think it was Socrates who said, “Learning is best done with a cocktail in hand.” And so many museums have also opened their doors to virtual audiences. Touring The Met from the comfort of your couch in your coziest sweats and a bottle of rosé? Sign me up! (You can…right here.)

4. Hit up a bespoke cocktail bar.

Your fave dive bar can wait. Opt instead for the kind of plush setting where it feels like Colonel Mustard could murder you with a candlestick at any second. Also, nothing makes me feel more like an adult lady than telling the bartender to “surprise me.”

5. Have your future told by a psychic.

Grab some friends for emotional support (’cause honey, you will absolutely need to dissect the experience after) and book a reading to glimpse what the future has in store for you.

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6. Justice! For! Bowling!

Do you know what’s still fun? Bowling. Especially glow-in-the-dark bowling. It was always the sickest 10th birthday party, and it’s still lots of fun to do with your besties (socks and hand sanitizer not included).

7. Host your own wine-tasting party.

By that we mean you buy a bunch of cheap-ish bottles from Trader Joe’s or a similar spot, and then sit around with your girlfriends tasting the different varieties while saying fancy things about the rich notes of shoe leather and black cherry. Let me help you out and suggest a few options…

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8. Play tourist in your hometown.

Plan a night to do the kinds of things you would only do if your cousin Lauren were in town. Go eat that famous dish! Go walk across that famous bridge! Get your steps in seeing all the sights!

9. Sing it out at karaoke.

Because what’s more fun than belting out your favorite Whitney song? Belting Whitney with all of your closest girlfriends, duh!

10. Have some laughs at a comedy show.

Before there were comedy podcasts, there was the comedy club. These shows are usually pretty cheap, and the giggles are guaranteed. Talent can be hit-or-miss, but that’s just part of the fun. Plus, there are SO many comedy shows happening over Zoom.

11. Take a pole dancing class.

Channel your inner J.Lo in Hustlers (BTW, THE ACADEMY ROBBED HER!!!) and take a pole dancing class with your besties. It can be pretty freeing to empower yourself through the extremely timeless art of shaking your booty.

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12. Hit up one of those fancy movie theaters with the comfy seats.

There is something so darn divine about reclining in those cushy chairs and watching a movie on the big screen. Lots of these theaters now offer gourmet menus for a full dine-in experience. Sipping a ‘tini while watching Chris Evans/Chris Hemsworth/Chris Pratt’s latest project? Sign me up.

13. Spend a night at the opera.

If you live in any major metropolitan area, this one’s for you. PSA: Opera glasses are less than $20 on Amazon if you really want to look legit.

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14. Treat yourself to a fancy restaurant.

What better way to practice self-love than with a bougier-than-usual bottle of wine and fries for the table? Obviously, I don’t recommend making expensive dinner reservations so often that your budget takes a hit, but planning a seasonal fancy meal is a super fun way to get together and celebrate everything that’s going on in your group’s day-to-day lives.

15. Let out your inner roller girl.

Why not lean all the way in? Commit to a dress code (hot pants encouraged), take a few laps underneath the disco ball, and then go back to someone’s apartment and stream Whip It.

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16. Watch a meteor shower.

Check out this calendar of 2021 celestial events, and make note of the ones you want to witness. You and your friends can gather on someone’s roof (or a yard works too, depending on where you live), mix up a few to-go bevs, and catch the show.

17. Head to a gallery opening.

Here’s the thing about gallery openings—not only is it an opportunity to look at beautiful objects (and often beautiful people, too), but there is also free wine, so…

18. Grab some cheap tickets to a sporting event.

Even if court-side seats aren’t in the cards, you and your friends can still kick it in the nosebleed section with nachos and beer.

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19. Check out a symphony orchestra.

Nothing makes me feel more like a classy adult woman than viewing a group of insanely talented humans in tailcoats and black getups playing Chopin. If this isn’t an option where you guys live, scope out the local spots that have live jazz as an alternative.

20. Throw it back with an ’80s/’90s/’00s dance party.

Nostalgic dance parties have hit music venues in a big way. What other night out can include leg warmers and teased bangs? Check your local clubs and event spaces to see the next time they’re hosting a themed night.

21. Chill out in a late-night coffee shop.

In case you’ve been out of school for so long now that you’ve forgotten, here’s a friendly reminder that certain coffee shops stay open until the wee hours of the morning. Stake out the Friends-iest overstuffed couch and sip (decaf) drinks until you get tired.

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22. Put it all on black at a casino.

Casinos can actually be really fun spots to drink and pull levers and maybe win some money. Lots of people-watching opps, too. Just set a monetary limit for yourselves, lest anyone get out of hand.

23. Scream your heart out at an amusement park.

Most parks stay open well after dark, which means the view from the top of that roller coaster will be momentarily gorgeous before you plunge downwards and start shrieking.

24. Test your gracefulness at a ballet class.

The epitome of grace and discipline, ballerinas are always a magical sight to behold. Even if you guys don’t possess a coordinated bone in any of your bodies, you’ll have a ball giggling (kindly!) at everyone’s attempts.

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25. Channel your inner Van Gogh at a paint and sip.

Okay, I hear you, these classes sound “soooooo basic,” but get over it because they’re popular for a reason. Plus, if you’re anything like me, it takes a few glasses of vino to let your creative freak flag fly.

26. Go on a booze cruise.

If you live by a body of water, chances are you have the opportunity to board a boat. In New York City, for instance, there are Circle Line cruises that tour the harbor while serving drinks and snacks. There’s just something about sparkly city lights on water that makes the night feel truly infinite, ya know?

27. Have an Airbnb staycation for one night only.

So this might count as “staying in,” but it’s not your real house so just roll with it. Rent a luxe loft with a few friends for a night of fabulous make-believe. You can order take-out, bring along a few bottles of wine, and snuggle up on the couch—a bona fide sleepover party!

28. Try your luck with a random Groupon.

Scour Groupon or LivingSocial for a rando activity—ideally something you’ve never done before—and then treat your friend to an afternoon of adventure. Nothing bonds you faster than mutually freaking out over indoor skydiving…or just dabbling in a pottery class, your call.

29. Fake a bachelorette party.

Grab a bunch of penis paraphernalia and a fake veil from a local sex shop, and hit up your favorite circuit of bars like you’re at a bachelorette party. If you’re not dressed up as the (fake) bride-to-be, work on getting your group free drinks.

30. Have an Extra™ photoshoot.

Okay, I’m trusting you won’t judge me for this idea. Glam up, and then take turns snapping Insta-worthy pics of each other. First of all, it’s fun to be goofy and play model every once in a blue moon, and second of all, your friends definitely know how to find your light.

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Sarah is the associate lifestyle editor at Cosmopolitan where she covers food, home, health, career…basically all the things you love to love — follow her on Instagram. 

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43 Things to Do By Yourself — How to Have Fun Alone

There’s a reason Hollywood loves to make movies about independent women (Eat, Pray Love and Wild, for example): They’re relatable, moving, inspiring, and not afraid to do something solo. But you don’t have to wait for a life-changing experience to get started when there are plenty of amazing things you can do by yourself.

In a study by the British Journal of Psychology, scientists found that highly intelligent people became less satisfied the more time they spent with friends. In other words, spending some quality time with yourself is good for your overall well-being and results in greater life satisfaction. When you’re doing something solo, you can go at your own pace, think and reflect, discover new things about yourself, and improve your self-esteem.

With all of the relationships you may have in your life, it probably seems impossible to get alone time — but it’s important to make room for some. Here are 43 things every woman should do alone at least once in her life:


1. Go to a concert.

If an artist you love is playing a venue near you, buy yourself a ticket even if no one else wants to tag along. Attending a show on your own allows you the freedom to plan your night the way you want. Don’t want to see the opener? Arrive late. Did he already sing all your favorite songs? Go home early. Should you sing along to the music at the top of your lungs? Absolutely, especially if you’re surrounded by strangers.

2. Visit a museum.

Strolling at your own pace through the different exhibits you’ve been dying to see on your own can be liberating. With no one around to rush you through, you can take your time to appreciate the artwork around you without hearing, “Mom, can we leave now?”

3. Gaze at the stars.

An open, star-studded sky works well to put things into perspective. Grab a blanket and head to a spot where you’ll have the best visibility. Instead of running through your to-do list for the next day or worrying about the fight you had with your significant other, try to unwind by focusing on the beauty above you instead.

4. Teach yourself a new instrument.

Have you always wanted to learn to play guitar? The violin? The flute? Here’s your chance. Check your local thrift store to see if you can buy an instrument secondhand, then head to YouTube for free, beginner-level lessons.

Time to channel your inner-TSwift.

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5. People watch.

Grab a coffee and head to a place in town that gets heavy foot traffic — your favorite park, your local art museum, or even the cafe you like to frequent. Let your imagination run wild as you concoct backstories for the people walking past you.

6. Go kayaking.

Considering there’s only room for one person in most kayaks, this water activity is perfect to do on your own — as long as you consider yourself an experienced kayaker, that is. If you’ve been paddling out onto lakes with your friends for years, consider spending a few hours exploring alone. Kayaking on your own is empowering: You’ll learn to trust yourself, your body, and your decisions.

7. Wake up early to watch the sunrise.

Everyone deserves to start the day with something beautiful. Whether you hike to a local vista that gets a great view of the horizon or just kick back in your backyard with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, taking some time to be alone with your thoughts can be the perfect way to prepare for a long day.

8. Learn a new language.

Exercise your brain muscles by teaching yourself to speak a language you’ve always been interested in learning. There are so many resources available online that vary in intensity, depending on how much time you have to dedicate. For instance, Rosetta Stone offers in-depth learning software in 24 different languages that range in subscription length, from six months to two years, while Duolingo’s free app offers bite-sized lessons daily in your language of choice.

9. Lay on the beach.

Spend a glorious morning with your toes in the sand and your nose buried in a book — without your kids. Though you may love frolicking in the waves with them, you’ll benefit from taking some time away to soak up the sun and recharge without stressfully scanning the shoreline to make sure they’re safe.

The perfect chance to catch up on that new thriller you’ve been hearing so much about.

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10. Try a new workout class.

Whether it’s cycling, kickboxing, or HIIT, chances are there’s a group exercise class you’ve been dying to try. Though you’re showing up solo, you’ll experience the evidence-based benefits of working out with a group, like the positive effects it has on social bonding, pain tolerance, and athletic performance. What does this mean? More calories burned for you, and a check off of your bucket list.

11. Experiment in the kitchen.

Some of us are born chefs, while others struggle to whip up tasty meals in the kitchen. Cooking — alone — gives you the time to experiment with different recipes and sharpen your skills, and you won’t have your significant other complaining about burnt bread in the background.

12. Have a spa day.

While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of getting a massage, this form of self-care may be helpful for anxiety, depression, and headaches, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

13. Get organized.

If your basement is practically unrecognizable beneath a mountain toys, laundry, and cleaning supplies, it’s time to get organized. Clutter can lead to stress and impact your productivity, so make sure you give yourself some alone time to clean up. Plus, it’s way more meditative of a task than you realize.

14. Meditate.

Speaking of meditation … there’s more evidence now than ever that meditation is beneficial for your mental and physical health. According to Everyday Health, meditation can improve concentration, reduce stress, prevent cognitive decline, and keep your brain healthy and alert as you age.

Just say “Om.”

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15. 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 herself. It doesn’t matter how far you go (try a staycation!) 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.

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16. Take up a new hobby.

Life is short and now is the time to do that thing you’ve always dreamed of doing, whether it’s knitting, photography, or gardening. Plus, when you have something fun to look forward to, you’ll be motivated to plan more alone time for yourself in the future.

17. Take yourself to a really nice dinner.

Eating dinner in a restaurant by yourself is a real test of confidence. Yes, it’s intimidating to dine alone, but it’s also the ultimate way to let the world know that you’re a confident lady who can do anything by herself.

18. Create a list of life goals.

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.

19. Go to the movies.

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

20. Read a book.

If your New Year’s resolution is to spend some more time reading, add reading 10 pages a day to your nighttime routine once the kids fall asleep.

21. Take a class.

Whether it’s art, a musical instrument, or a dance class, trying something new will help you learn new skills, make friends, and gain confidence — it’s that simple.

22. Take on a home improvement project.

The thrill you’ll get when you walk past that upcycled piece of furniture, freshly painted room, or remodeled outdoor patio knowing you did it all by yourself will be so worth it — you’ll feel ready to tackle whatever’s next.

23. Get lost.

Take a drive, go on a walk, or get lost in an inspiring book. Literally or metaphorically, this is what life’s about. And when you do find your way home (you always will), you’ll feel like an entirely new person — stronger, wiser, and self-sufficient.

24. Bake a cake — and eat it.

Usually you eat cake with a group for a special occasion. But this time, make a cake — and eat a big slice of it — for no other reason than to celebrate yourself. And don’t spend one second feeling guilty about it!

25. Figure out your mantra.

Every woman needs one. It’s that phrase you say over and over in your head when you need to summon some courage. Here’s a powerful one to consider: “Don’t be scared to walk alone, don’t be scared to like it.” (Yes, those are song lyrics.)

26. Take some time 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 you’re forming your own opinion without input from family, friends, or peers. You can’t really own your opinions unless it’s something you choose to believe, verses just believing in something because you were raised by those beliefs.

27. 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.

28. Take a hike.

Surround yourself by nature and go somewhere tranquil to be alone with your thoughts. You’ll feel rejuvenated and inspired.

Getting outdoors can be a great way to reconnect with yourself and get some exercise.

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29. Relax in your own house.

Being alone at home is probably a pretty rare occurrence. Between kids running around, family stopping by, and your husband blasting the TV, wouldn’t it be nice to be alone in your house for once? Send the family off to do something fun together, unwind with a glass of wine, and put your phone on silent.

30. Treat yourself.

Sometimes we get caught up in the business of work and family obligations that decades can go by in a split second — and we may realize that we never had certain experience we wanted to have. Perhaps it’s that family heritage trip you’ve always wanted to take, or going to a Celine Dion concert. Make it a point to treat yourself to something you’ve always wanted, and don’t ask for permission. You work hard for everyone in your life. You’ve earned it.

31. Unplug.

Turn off your phone, computer, TV, and everything else so that you can simply be alone with your thoughts. In fact, this is something you should do regularly by yourself.

32. Do all the embarrassing things you like to do when no one is around.

Want to dance around the house in your underwear, while singing along to your favorite song using your hairbrush as a microphone? Or want to sob through a sad, romantic movie while eating some chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream? Whatever it is — do it!

33. Act like a kid.

Do something you haven’t done since you were a kid. Maybe it’s playing on a swing set, roller blading, or going to a carnival. It will make you feel young and carefree again.

34. Volunteer.

Sometimes it may feel like you’re struggling in your personal life, work life, and family life, but in reality, there’s someone out there that is less fortunate then you. Taking the time to give back is both humbling and eye-opening, and you don’t need a buddy to do it. It’s a great way to show yourself that you have what it takes to make a difference. Plus, doing good makes you feel good.

35. Create a piece of art.

Maybe you’ve never thought of yourself as the “artistic type,” but everyone has a creative side. Experiment with paint, make a piece of jewelry, or craft something you saw on Pinterest — all of these activities will sharpen your creative abilities, which in turn will improve your problem solving skills and give you a fresh perspective on life.

36. Accomplish a fitness goal.

At least once in our lives, we should achieve some sort of athletic feat, whether it’s finishing a 5K, completing an entire season on an intramural team, or learning a new sport. This is something you’ll look back on and feel great about, which will give you an instant boost of confidence to tackle whatever lies ahead of you. Checking off that athletic goal will make you say, “I did that, now I can do anything.”

37. Continue your education.

You can always learn something new, and if it’s been awhile since you’ve found yourself in a classroom, don’t worry. Just pick up a new book, register for a free online class, or listen to a podcast. Learning new skills and information will remind you just how smart and capable you really are.

38. Write a letter.

Yup, a real letter — not an email. Reach out to someone who made an impact on your life and let them know in the form of a heartfelt letter. No one gets to the end of her life and regrets showing love or gratitude. What people do regret are the things they never said. Don’t be that person.

Writing letters is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family members who live far away.

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39. Complete a random act of kindness.

You, all alone, by yourself can make a huge impact on a stranger’s life. Even if you don’t instantly — or ever — see the impact you made, you can rest assured that you made a difference.

40. Explore your hometown like a tourist.

When you’ve lived somewhere your whole life, it can be hard to see the things that make your town truly special. Act like a tourist for a day in your own hometown by researching the city to find out what special attractions it has, its best restaurants, and its best parks. Wander around your town with a plan to see everything (or as much as you can) that makes it special. You’ll see it in a way you never have before.

41. Have a drink at a bar.

Going to a bar might seem like a uniquely social thing to do, but it doesn’t have to be. Instead of gathering up your best girlfriends to meet for a night out, have a night out by yourself at your favorite local watering hole. Try a cocktail you’ve never had but have always wanted to, and spend the evening people watching or chatting with the bartender.

Try that cocktail you’ve always wanted to taste at a night out alone at your favorite local bar.

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42. Pick out some jewelry.

Treat yourself to a piece that’s as unique as you are. Have fun trying things on, perusing the cases, and day dreaming about your favorite shiny objects. If you find something you love that’s in your budget, give yourself permission to indulge, and every time you wear it you’ll be thankful for yourself.

43. Go to an amusement park.

Looking for some adventure? Go to an amusement park and channel your inner kid. Ride whatever rides you want without having to worry whether your friends want to do. If you’re drawn to the biggest roller coaster, ride it! If you’re more into the marry-go-round, go for it! If you’re really just interested in taste testing every carnival snack (funnel cake, deep-fried Twinkies, and corn dogs — oh my!), then eat to your heart’s content.

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Fun Things to Do with Friends (that doesn’t involve going to a club)

I’m all about trying to find fun things to do with friends. As a mom of 5 – when I go out, I need to make sure I’m having a FUN time. The time I actually get to head out and enjoy myself without kids or even my husband it’s that often.

So when I do? Yes! I need it to be fun and worth the time! I know that there are hundreds and hundreds of things you can do with friends, but I thought it would be fun to create a list of a bunch of things to do! Make it easy on us all!

Fun Things to Do with your Friends

I love a day with the GIRLS! 🙂 As I’ve gotten older, time with my friends is better spent when it’s some place other than a night club. Though it’s fun to go and let loose sometimes, I prefer a little bit more special time — you know, without pumping musics and lots of drinking!

 

I think it’s so important for women to come together and do things together. When we get older we lose a little bit of our “old” selves and it’s a sad thing. It’s extremely important to make sure you’re doing what you can to make yourself happy.

I’ve always said that laughing with my girlfriends having fun with girlfriends is one of the best things in the world! It’s medicine for the soul!

What if I told you I came up with 70 Fun Things to Do with your Friends!? Would you believe me? I’m telling you, the list was easy to make… but it’s one of those things you want to stick with! You don’t want to get excited about it and then walk away. You want to make sure you have this list down and are super duper excited to go with it!

Here are 70 Things to Do with your Girlfriends that don’t involve going to a CLUB! I mean – who needs a club? Come on! That’s an easy thing to do. Let’s think outside of the box!!!  I mean – who can go to a club when they’re a mom? LOL!

I know… I know… it’s all about letting loose and having some fun, but clubbing is NOT my scene. I want to do things that are fun and exciting with my girlfriends. I don’t want to constantly be wondering – is there anything fun to do?? YES!!! You just need to find it and come up with some awesome ideas!!

Here they are: 70 Fun Things to Do with your Friends

These are in no particular order! And please add on to this list in the comments below!!!!! I’m all about seeing what I might have missed, so make sure you let me know!!

Glamping!
Bowling
Mini-golfing
Laser Tag (oh… it’s a BLAST!)
Paddle Boating
Shopping (anywhere, anytime)
Ziplining
Hibachi
Tennis

Manis/Pedis
Water Park
Amusement Park
Cooking Class
Wine Tasting
Craft Class
Clothing Swap party
Beach
Water Skiing
Sushi Making Night!

Knitting Night
Hair Blowouts
Picnic in the Park
Movies
Hiking
Sign up for a 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon or Marathon
Cookie Baking Night
Kayaking
Volunteer at a Center or Shelter

Book Reading Club
Makeover Night
Golfing
Blogging Conference (my personal fave!)
Spin Class
Yoga/Pilates

Tie-Dye Party
Make Your Own Jewelry Night
Massages
Acupuncture
Get Tattoos
Evening walks
Sleepover night

Dance Party in your Kitchen
Day by the Pool
Night of Reality TV
Play Board Games
Sledding (seasonal)
Scrapbooking Night
Favorite Thing Night – everyone brings their favorite things and shares
Go Bra Shopping (and find your perfect size)
Go to a Fortune Teller
Ice Cream Sundae Night

Go Deal Hunting at TJX/Marshalls
Re-do a room in your house
Facials
Go antiquing
High tea at a hotel
Pottery class
Apple picking

Water water rafting
Fortune Teller reading
Skydiving
Fishing
Go to a Museum
Take an Art Class
Seek an astrologer

Roller Skating!
Surfing
Closet Organizing help (with wine)
Polo Match
Dance Class

I mean – who wants to continuously go clubbing with girlfriends? Have some fun doing some other things, too! I love that I feel like with this list – regardless of what you like to do – there’s something for everyone. You might not look at this list and say YES to everything, but hopefully you’ll look at it and feel like it’s a solid list to work off of!

And I’m telling you – I’m all about adding to it, so make sure you send me what I’m missing. I would love love love to know something or anything that seems to be off the list! Just when I think I have everything, something blaring pops up that I missed!

I hope you liked this list of 70 Things to Do with your Girlfriends or FRIENDS – share what I missed in the comments!

I would love to have you head over to my YouTube channel to check out my videos, too! I’m all about sharing content there and would love it if you head over and give me a follow! I love a good follow over there, too! It’s exciting for me!!

YouTube.com/MomGenerations is where you can find me there!

If you’re lucky enough to have a good friend, here are some additional fun links to check out:

The Power of Friendship

31 Days of Gratefulness

 

 

Girls Night Ideas | 31 Fun Ideas for 2021

Finding inspiration for some unique girls night ideas can be tricky, especially when everyone’s juggling a hectic schedule. Busy days can get the best of us, and taking the time to relax, unwind and hang out with your best friends is important. 

We’ve taken the work out of brainstorming with 31 fun ideas perfect for any girls night in or out. Whether your group prefers to keep it low key at home or hit the town, there is something for everyone.

Read through our list of fun girls night ideas and figure out which one you and your friends want to do first!

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Foodie Fun Girls Night Ideas

1. Online Cooking Classes

Whether you’re looking for something super low-key or simply living on opposite ends of the country, there’s no reason you can’t still have a fun girls night — virtually! Get everyone together for an online cooking class, where a world-class chef will guide your group through mastering restaurant-quality dishes at home.

Learn to make fresh pasta from scratch, comfort foods with a vegan spin, takeout classics and more with this unique girls night idea. If you have a bunch of foodies in the group who want to learn to cook like a chef, this is sure to be a hit.

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2. In-Person Cooking Classes

Bring out the chefs for this appetizing girls night idea! You can all channel your inner Julia Child as you enjoy entertaining and informative culinary classes led by personable, friendly chefs. 

There are cooking classes in Houston, cooking classes in New Orleans and all cities beyond and between. You can find chefs who come to you, or instead visit the chef’s location for a hands-on class. Browse today to find some cooking classes near you for a truly delicious girls night idea.

3. Private Chef Experience

If your girlfriends prefer eating great food over making it, treat them to an incredible private chef experience. This girls night idea transforms your location of choice into a fine-dining venue, where a talented chef will cook a gourmet meal for your group. Simply choose your menu and let your chef handle the rest — including cleanup at the end. 

Check out private chefs in Miami, private chefs in Houston, private chefs in San Diego and other locations. Browse all private chefs near you today.

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4. Walking Food Tour

It’s clear that good food and girls night ideas go hand in hand. Another way to enjoy amazing eats as a group is by going on a walking food tour. Explore your city’s best bites, hidden gems, local history and more with the help of an expert guide. 

You’ll find food tours in NYC, food tours in San Francisco and beyond. Book a food tour near you today.

5. Fondue Fun

There is something about fondue that invokes a feeling of pure fun, while also being kind of classy. Grab your gals and bring out the fondue pot! From dipping bread in cheese to fruit in chocolate, the possibilities are endless. Sit around, eat some yummy fondue and gab with your girls for a great girls night idea.

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6. Home Tasting Party

Everyone brings a favorite dish to share with their gals on this culinary-inspired girls night. Think outside the box, too, when it comes to dishes to prepare. Perhaps each dish can represent a culture or family tradition. It will become a great — and delicious — new girls night idea.

7. Throw a Dessert Night

A luscious girls night idea is to spend a night indulging in fine desserts. Head to a fancy ice cream parlor, pastry shop or you could even ask everyone to bake a homemade sweet to pass. You all deserve to treat yourselves to something yummy. No calorie counting allowed!

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Mixology and Wine Girls Night Ideas

8. Online Mixology Classes

Forget going out for happy hour and bring happy hour to you! Picture this: Your next girls night spent crafting fun cocktails together, from fruit-infused margaritas to famous cocktails named after celebrities. You don’t need to even leave the house! Online mixology classes are unique girls night ideas that your whole group can enjoy from anywhere.

9. Virtual Wine Tasting

Round up your gals and enjoy the classic elements of a food and wine tasting tour from the comfort of home. Virtual wine tasting experiences put a modern spin on a classic girls night idea. You’ll get to tune in live to talented chefs knowledgable in the fine art of wine pairing. You’ll sip on different reds, whites and beyond while you whip up small bites to complement each glass. 

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10. Virtual Whiskey Tasting

Get into the “spirit” of girls night with a live virtual whiskey tasting! Taught by industry-leading scotch stewards with years of experience, you and your girls will get to sample whiskey, scotch and bourbon selections from around the world while learning all about the history, tasting notes and food pairings behind every sip. 

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Arts and Crafts Girls Night Ideas

11. Make Your Own Pottery

Get your hands dirty for a fun girls night idea. Visit a make-your-own pottery studio to learn some art skills while bonding with your girlfriends. Go home with fond memories and your pottery treasure. 

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12. Crafting Fun

It’s always nice to sit around with your girls, talk and catch up. For a laid-back girls night idea, you all could plan a crafting night at home. From knitting to scrapbooking to coloring, and much more, you can all enjoy each other’s company — complete with snacks — while exercising your creativity. 

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13. Try to Escape the Room

Throw your girls in a room, lock the door and throw away the key! Now if this isn’t a fun girls night idea, we don’t know what is. Escape rooms, like those offered by The Escape Game, are all about solving clues to get out of a locked room. Each one of your friends is sure to bring their A-game as you work together to make your great escape

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14. Tell Scary Stories

Feeling spooky? Whether it’s Halloween or not, try out a unique girls night idea by hosting an old-school sleepover and telling some scary stories! Everyone can come prepared with a spooky story to tell, while you all sit around in the dim light and try to get everyone to jump. Make a theme of it by hiring a tarot card reader or psychic and serving up your favorite celestial snacks and decor. 

15. Go Glow in the Dark Bowling

Bowling is always great fun. For an entertaining girls night idea, try nighttime bowling! Many alleys offer glow in the dark bowling, where the lanes are lit up with colorful lights. Everyone can laugh the night away as you all do your best to hit those strikes. 

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16. Board Game Night

A nice idea for a low-key girls night in is to have a party playing board games. No, board games don’t have to be boring! Everyone can bring their favorite game, from Monopoly to Cards Against Humanity. Each game will bring lots of laughter, competition and great fun.

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Relaxing Girls Night Ideas

17. Relax at a Spa

The ultimate girls night can be a night of much-deserved pampering. You can either book a session at a spa for some indulgently relaxing fun, or stock up on at-home face masks and lotions and treat yourselves to some DIY de-stressing! 

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18. Breakfast in PJs

Have a fun, tasty brunch with your girls without leaving the comfort of your home. It can be a morning party or even at night — who says you can’t have breakfast for dinner? All your gals can arrive in their comfy PJs while you whip up some pancakes, waffles, French toast and more. For a really fun girls night idea, set up a DIY mimosa bar.

19. Swap Day

We all have items we no longer need. For a different kind of girls night idea, host a get-together where you and your friends bring some things to swap; clothes, makeup, baby items, food and more can be up for grabs. In addition to the fun, you’ll all get a chance to go home with some new items! 

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20. Plan a Movie Night

Head to the movies for a relaxing and enjoyable girls night idea. Choose a fun chick flick, an action movie or whatever else the girls agree on. Buy some candy and popcorn and get lost in a great movie, together. 

21. Go on a Shopping Spree

Why not treat yourselves? Grab your girlfriends and head to your favorite stores for a shopping spree of your dreams. Even if you do not wish to purchase anything, window shopping can be a fun girls night out idea, too — especially when you have your best friends by your side. 

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22. Cruise Around on the Open Sea

Hop on a boat with your gals for an entertaining girls night idea! There are so many boating options with companies like Hornblower to make your night unforgettable, from relaxing night cruises to fun, drink-fueled booze cruises and more. 

23. Start a Book Club

By starting a book club, you and your close girlfriends can have a fun and relaxed girls night on a regular basis. Choose a book that you all agree to read, then get together for a quality night in discussing the book, having snacks and drinking wine.

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Girls Night Out Ideas

24. Karaoke

This is another fun girls night idea that can be adapted for a night in or night out. You can buy (or borrow) a karaoke machine and invite your girls over for the ultimate DIY karaoke night in, or hit the town to sing your hearts out at a local karaoke bar. It is bound to be a fun night full of lots of laughs, singing and amazing memories. 

25. Tour a Museum at Night

Many museums, like the Brooklyn Museum, hold exclusive nighttime events where they stay open late and offer food, drinks, tours and more. This is a unique way to spend some quality time with your girls. A night at the museum is definitely a guaranteed fun girls night out!

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26. Laugh Out Loud at a Comedy Show

Take in a laughable comedy show for your next girls night idea. You can enjoy some food and drinks while laughing the night away. Go see a famous comedian if you can, or find a small local spot with some acts that are sure to be just as funny.

27. See a Show

Enjoy an entertaining atmosphere by seeing a show for a special girls night idea. From Broadway to off-Broadway to local shows, they are all sure to be a hit amongst your friends. Get your applause ready! 

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28. Visit a Psychic

Interested in what your future holds? A truly memorable and out-of-the-box girls night idea is to visit a psychic. See what is in store for you and your friends!

29. Take Your Girls Out to the Ballgame

Enjoy some peanuts, Cracker Jacks and good friends by rooting for the home team. Enjoy a girls night at the ballpark for a classic fun time. Bring your glove to catch that foul ball! 

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30. Dance the Night Away

Get your girls together and head out dancing for a sure-fire fun time. This classic girls night idea is always a winner. Get all dressed up, find a spot that offers dancing that everyone will enjoy and get ready for a great time. 

31. Get a Workout at a Trampoline Park

For a jumping fun time with your best girls, visit a trampoline park like House of Air and get to bouncing and laughing. It is certainly a different and super fun way to spend a girls night. 

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FAQs

What is a girls night?

A girls night — whether you spend it chilling at home or out on the town — is a celebration of friendship and the perfect way to unwind from life’s everyday stresses. It’s also a great way to catch up, bond and let your nearest and dearest friends know just how much you love and appreciate them.

What do you do on a girls night at home?

A laid-back girls night in is every bit as fun as an action-packed girls night out, and your options are nearly endless. Plan a virtual culinary meet-up with an online cooking class, bond over a great book or movie, play an old-school round of truth or dare, or turn your living room into a karaoke bar. Your imagination’s the only limit for these girls night ideas!

How do you make a girls night fun?

You know your girls better than anyone, so plan for things you know everyone can enjoy together. For example, if your friends are outspoken foodies, they’d probably love taking cooking classes, having a fondue party or going on a food tour.

What should I cook for girls night?

If you’re doing the cooking, plan for some low-key bites that please most palates and suit your budget. Finger foods that are easy to eat while socializing are always a good call. You can also share the load and ask everyone to pass a dish or snack. Be sure to take dietary restrictions into account, too!

How do I host ladies night?

Start off by deciding on what you’d like to do, whether that’s hosting a game night, booking a spa day or going to a ballgame. Give yourself enough time to gather supplies, get tickets or reservations, and poll your girlfriends on a day and time that works best for their schedules — those with young children or work the next day may prefer an earlier gathering. Keeping things simple and casual removes stress from the equation, leaving more room for you to kick back and enjoy any girls night idea you choose.

30 Best Hobbies for Women

In our productivity-obsessed society, it can be all too easy to get sucked into a cycle of waking up, going to work, running errands, maybe doing some more work, and falling into bed before setting an alarm to get up and do it all over again. But research shows that cultivating hobbies outside of the rat race isn’t just a nice break for your body and brain – it actually carries mental and physical health benefits. Participants in four different studies who engaged in one or more of 10 different leisure time activities had lower blood pressure, a smaller waist circumference, body mass index, and perceptions of better physical health. What’s more, a study by University of California health psychologist Matthew Zawadzki found that leisure activity can provide immediate stress relief, as well as lower stress and depression in the longer term. Of course, finding a new hobby you enjoy can feel like just another thing to add to your to-do list. That’s why we compiled a list of the best hobbies for women, to take the guesswork out of it. Call a friend, grab your partner, or set out solo to improve your health and your outlook on the world.

1

Get in Touch With Your Inner Bookworm

The number of Americans who read for pleasure has plummeted by more than 30 percent since 2004, according to the American Time Use Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2004, roughly 28 percent of adults read for fun on any given day. In 2018, that was about 19 percent. Pick up a book to buck the trend and escape your own world for awhile.

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2

Make Like Bob Ross and Paint a Picture

No artistic talent? No worries! Anyone can reap the relaxing benefits of painting their own forest of happy little trees even if the results aren’t exactly museum-worthy. Sign up for a guided paint night if you prefer a more structured environment or grab a set of brushes and paints at your local craft store if you’d rather fly solo.

3

Belt out Some Tunes

Bring out your inner Aretha and sing in the shower while making dinner or doing chores. Many communities and churches have volunteer choirs if you crave an audience, and even adults can take voice lessons to tune up their pipes.

4

Put on Your Dancing Shoes

Go ahead, bust a move. Join a Zumba class to get sweating, look for dance nights at your local community center, look for an app or online video tutorial, or take your partner for a little spin around the kitchen. Dancing boosts endorphins and gets your body moving for a double whammy of health benefits.

5

Start a Scrapbook

In this digital era, many of us don’t have a lot of pictures we can hold in our hands. Get offline and start a scrapbook that exists somewhere other than the cloud. Crafting is cathartic, and you’ll be preserving memories for the next generation, while you’re at it.

RELATED: Easy Halloween Craft Ideas

6

Catch the Theater Bug

Even if the last time you were onstage was in the class play, it’s never too late to let your acting talents bloom. Many communities have local acting troupes that welcome beginner bards. If you miss auditions, a good old-fashioned game of charades can do the trick in a pinch.

7

Learn to Take Better Pictures

Smartphones mean most of us have a camera in our pockets at all times, but few of us give much thought to lighting, composition, or even subject matter. Photography can make a rewarding hobby, even if you stick to the camera in your phone. And you can even turn the fruits of your labor into decor!

8

Cultivate a Green Thumb

Apartment-dwellers and those with yards can both reap the benefits of gardening. Houseplants have enjoyed a resurgence of popularity lately, and they’re a great option for those who don’t have outdoor space or those who live in cold climates. And don’t worry if you’re not a plant expert: Hard-to-kill plants are here for you.

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9

Learn Origami

The Japanese art of folding paper into whimsical shapes isn’t just for children. It’s a great activity to help maintain manual dexterity, you can enjoy it in the comfort of your own home, and it only costs as much as the paper you use.

10

Make Your Own Jewelry

Making your own jewelry has two benefits: It will help you get in touch with your creative side, and you’ll get so many compliments on your wares. And if you decide to use vintage beads and baubles, finding your materials can be half the fun.

11

Learn Your Calligraphy ABCs

Take birthday and holiday cards to the next level by learning calligraphy. Some libraries and art centers offer classes, but you can also purchase your own pens and ink and find free tutorials online.

12

Plug in With Video Games

The kids aren’t the only ones who can enjoy video games. Ask yours to teach you their favorites, or try an online game if you don’t have a standalone system of your own. Puzzle games can help keep your mind sharp, while role-playing games can feel like controlling your very own story book.

13

Put Together a Puzzle

If there’s anything more satisfying than fitting in that last puzzle piece, we’ve never found it. Puzzles can range widely in complexity, from small ones you can complete in a few hours to behemoths that will last for weeks. They also make a fun, affordable activity to do with friends and family.

RELATED: Best Jigsaw Puzzles

14

Chase a Runner’s High

Some people are just born to run. Find out if you’re one of them! Start out training for a 5k and work your way up to longer races, or just jog around the block. Running carries myriad benefits for your body and mind, but always check with your doctor before starting a new fitness regimen.

15

Become a Magic Trickster

Magic isn’t just for Penn and Teller or kids’ birthday parties. All you need to get started is a basic deck of cards. Keep a few in your back pocket to pull out at dull dinner parties and prepare to totally blow your friends’ minds.

16

Cook up a New Hobby

Cooking may rank as the most useful of the hobbies you can learn, and it can be as simple or complex as you want. If you generally make the meals at your house, mix it up by trying a new cuisine, a different technique, or tool you’ve never explored to put the spice back in mealtime.

17

Let Your Flower Arranging Skills Bloom

Bring the outside in by learning how to arrange flowers. Making your own bouquets will save you lots of money over buying them at a florist, and you can show off your personality on your table. If you live in a climate where flowers are hard to come by in the winter, start with silk blooms to tide you over until spring.

18

Hammer Home the Art of Woodworking

Those who enjoy arts and crafts may especially love woodworking, but anyone can try it. Look for a woodworking or carpentry class in your area to help you learn how to safely use the tools of the trade. The sharp instruments you’ll need can be dangerous without the proper technique.

19

Just Keep Swimming

Even for those with joint or mobility problems, swimming can be a fun and low-impact activity. Indoor community pools usually hold lap-swimming hours anyone can join, in addition to group classes like water aerobics or even water zumba.

20

Sew Your Own Stylish Fashions

Sewing isn’t just for your grandmother. Learning to sew your own clothes can result in a fabulous wardrobe tailored to fit your unique body, and it’s more sustainable than fast fashion. Sewing machines have come a long way since you may have last checked one out, and you’ll be amazed what some of these workhorses can do.

21

Stay Warm by Knitting

Knitting makes a wonderful hobby because you can craft your own cozy hats, scarves, and mittens to stave off the cold. And you can do it in front of the TV, in waiting rooms, or on public transit, making it a useful and versatile hobby.

22

Bring Home a Pet

Rescuing an animal will provide both companionship and a new subject to sink your teeth into. Responsible pet ownership, whether you bring home a fish or a pony, requires time, dedication, and research. Just make sure you evaluate your lifestyle before bringing home a living creature: An active dog may not be the best choice if you work long hours, for example.

23

Strike out With Bowling

Bowling makes a great date night or solo hobby, especially if you can find a recreational league to join. Signing up for a regular bowling night can help you meet new people too, as an added bonus.

24

Center Yourself With Yoga

Yoga provides dual benefits of keeping your body flexible and building strength while centering your mind in the moment. Sign up for a class to learn the basics, then you can continue with online videos or an app in your living room, once you learn how to do the poses safely.

25

Take a Hike

Hiking will get your blood moving and give you something active to do on the weekends. Before you head out, make sure you’ve got appropriate footwear with good tread, a map or route on your phone, and a water bottle to stay hydrated. Always tell someone where you’re going too, for safety’s sake.

26

Take up a Sport

It’s never too late to become a baller, a tennis star, a softball whiz, or a squash court contender. Options abound for those who want to get in a sweat session as part of a group. Even if you aren’t athletic when you first sign up, you know what they say about practice.

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Wish Upon a Star

You don’t need a fancy telescope to get started in stargazing – just your eyes and a clear view of the night sky. Take it one step further and use the constellations you learn to identify to get into astrology. The sky’s the limit!

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Quench Your Thirst With a Homebrew

Brewing your own beer at home doesn’t take as much specialized equipment or chemistry knowledge as you might think. If you don’t want to brew from scratch for your first try, pick up a beer-making kit to help you get your feet wet.

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Start a Collection

Collecting can be a bit of a double-edged sword. If you’re careful, you can find some amazing treasures at a reasonable price point, but it’s easy to get carried away. Strategize your antique shopping before you leave the house and bring an accountability buddy to keep you (and your credit card!) from going overboard.

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Go Incognito With Cosplay

Embrace your inner child and try cosplay, or dressing up in costumes that emulate your favorite characters. A cosplay community for just about every fandom from Harry Potter to Marvel and even The Office is out there. All you have to do is choose your favorite and start creating your costume.

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55 Hobbies for Women to Relax and Enjoy Life

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Are you a career woman who’s burned out on her job?

Or do you simply want to add an enjoyable activity to your life?

Maybe you’re a mom looking for some new ways to relax while having fun.

If your answer to any of these is yes, then you are on the right page. This article will give you a list of 56 hobbies for women who simply want to relax and rest for a while.

Enjoying fun and exciting hobbies is a great way to increase happiness. Furthermore, hobbies can be good ways to achieve your highest potential.

In a fast-changing world where many women equal men in terms of career and growth, you need to find a hobby that can give you the work-life balance you deserve.

So…let’s get to it!

(Side note: Another positive ​way to improve your life is to read and learn something new every day. A great tool to do this is to join over 1 million others and start your day with the latest FREE, informative news from this website.)

Arts & Crafts

1. Drawing

Explore your artistic side by learning how to draw. Drawing brings a lot of benefits besides simply boosting your creativity. It can improve your memory, enhance your body coordination, and develop your emotional intelligence.

But more importantly, drawing serves as an outlet for you to express your feelings. When you feel stressed or burned out, sketching or doodling about anything (even abstract) can make you feel relaxed.

If you are wondering how to start drawing, here’s a list of methods you can begin with.

2. Paint​​​​​ing

Painting is one of the most relaxing hobbies to pursue in the field of arts and crafts. You can either paint the traditional way or engage in the “paint by number” trend. Aside from making you feel stress-free, painting also gives you a sense of fulfillment whenever you finish a piece.

You don’t have to be an artist to paint. All you need is a brush, a surface, a palette, and a coloring medium. To know more about how to start painting, we suggest reading this article by Artists Network.

3. Singing

Maybe you’re not into drawing or painting, but you have a wonderful voice that everybody loves to hear. Did you know that by singing, you can improve your mood in the blink of an eye?

Indeed, studies show that singing stimulates the release of endorphins and oxytocin in your body. Endorphin is the hormone associated with pleasure, while oxytocin is the hormone that alleviates stress and anxiety.

4. Dancing

Experts believe that dancing is a good stress-relieving hobby because it requires the movement of your body. Through this movement, endorphins are released and you start to feel happy.

But in addition to this physiological explanation, Psychology Today reports that dancing reduces anxiety through our interaction with music. On a psychological level, dancing to the rhythm of the music brings a satisfactory feeling.

Do you think you can dance? Make it your talent, and not just a hobby. Check out this post to find out more about how to start being a dancer.

5. Writing

Are you fond of poems, novels, and short stories? If so, then why not create your own masterpiece?

Writing as a form of art is one of the best ways to express your feelings. If you can’t say what you want, then put it down on paper. This will not just improve your mood, but also give you a sense of satisfaction when you finish a piece.

We know that there are tons of ideas playing in your mind that need to be released, if you want to share your thoughts and stories with others here are the steps you need to follow to become a published author.

6. Acting

Maybe you wanted to become an actress when you were a little younger, but you had other responsibilities to pursue. Well, that doesn’t mean you need to give up on your dream of playing a role.

Many groups out there do acting for fun, while some do it for money. Whatever your reason is for starting the hobby, find a group to join. In addition to the fun and potential profit, your confidence will surely improve too.

If you’re still hesitant, here’s a list of the benefits of acting from LifeHack that you can check out.

7. Scrapbooking

This is probably one of the best hobbies out there for moms at home. If you are the type of person who loves collecting or taking pictures of life events, then you need to put those memories into something more organized and physical—a scrapbook.

But don’t be deceived—this hobby isn’t just for moms. Whatever you do in life and whoever you are as a person, scrapbooking can be for everybody. You just need to fire up that artistic side (plus collect some scrapbooking materials) and you’re good to go.

For some ideas about how to start this hobby, you might want to check out this post from Bluprint.

8. Journaling

Journaling is a good way to channel your emotions into words. It doesn’t matter if you are not a natural-born writer—in your journal, you can say what you want to say and be who you want to be.

Journaling is a good way to channel your emotions into words.

Many people are currently fond of bullet journaling—a method of organizing and keeping track of your to-do list every single day. There’s no particular format on how to do it, it all just depends on your personal needs (and how you want to style it).

Want to learn more about bullet journaling? Here’s a list of bullet journal ideas that you can try.

9. Blogging

Since you are already writing and journaling, it wouldn’t hurt to share your thoughts and musings with the world. Start a blog and be serious about it. Schedule your writing and posting days so you can properly maintain it.

Who knows, you might even earn money through blogging. Most famous bloggers you may have encountered while browsing the Internet started blogging as a hobby.

If you are curious about what makes a blog good, you can check out this article for reference. If you are a beginner, however, you may want to check this one out first.

10. Coloring

Ever heard of the “adult coloring” trend? It’s a lot like the “paint by number” craze that many adults are talking about.

There’s nothing really new to it—it’s just the same old coloring you did when you were a kid. Perhaps the only difference is that, now that you are an adult, your life is a bit more stressful and you need an outlet.

A lot of bookstores and office supply shops sell therapeutic coloring books. If you don’t believe that these books will work, give them a try and prove yourself wrong.

11. Photography

Taking pictures can be a good hobby whether you are serious about it or not. They say that photographers see the world with a different view, so you might want to try and check if this is true.

Once you see the beauty of the world through your camera lens, you will learn to appreciate life even more. This is the key to a stress-free living–the ability to see the joys despite all the challenges you may encounter.

More information about photography for beginners can be found here.

12. Videography

If you’ve tried photography and you’re looking for more, videography can be a great next step. There are a lot of things you can do with a cam recorder.

You can create your own short films and then produce longer ones. You can also mix this hobby with blogging and become a YouTube vlogger. All you need is a good camera and a great mind (which we are sure you have).

To learn more about videography, visit this post from Passion Passport.

13. Discovering New Music

When you were in middle school, you probably felt like music was your best friend. Now that you are an adult, you may still feel that music is a comfort.

Music has been a savior for many people. It keeps us sane and helps us relax—especially our old favorites. But you may also enjoy discovering new songs you’ve never heard before. Explore a genre that you kind of hated back in high school. You might be surprised to find many great songs you never knew existed

[Learn all the ways that music can positively affect your mood and happiness level]

14. Playing an Instrument

People who can play instruments are often very attractive to us. Moreover, they always seem to be happy and stress-free.

Wouldn’t it be nice to learn to play an instrument? Your instrument doesn’t have to be extravagant and difficult—what matters most is that you’re determined to learn how to play it.

There are a lot of YouTube tutorials on the Internet that you can watch to start this hobby. You can even find blogs and websites that teach music.

If you want a more personal approach, you can look for a mentor to teach you how to play.

15. Origami

It may seem silly, and you might think that it’s only for kids, but origami is actually for everyone. In fact, origami is a recommended activity for adults and seniors.

This is because origami helps with various mental health concerns, such as focus and concentration, memory retention, and brain relaxation.

Here’s a beginner’s guide on how to start the art of origami.

16. Making Candles

Making candles is a craft that people who love decorating might enjoy. There are tons of craft stores (both online and offline) out there where you can purchase the basic essentials for it.

Aside from the fact that decorating can make you feel relaxed, you can also create as many candles as you want to give your home a joyful vibe.

To learn more about making candles and how to start this hobby, here’s a list of steps from The Spruce Crafts.

17. Making Jewelry

Making jewelry as a hobby is a great way to let time pass and relax while doing something worthwhile.

If you’re fond of jewelry, you can engage in jewelry making as a hobby. Many people have gone on to turn this hobby into a business.

This is another great way to relax and let time pass while doing something worthwhile. It only takes a few basic supplies and a good eye for design to make it a successful piece.

Here is a cheat sheet you can check out if you want to start this particular activity.

18. Embroidery

The art of embroidery may sound like a 1950s Jane Austen novel, but believe us, it’s still popular among women today. There are even embroidery groups out there that do it as a team.

This is another hobby you can turn into a business once you get the hang of it. You only need the basic essentials and the determination to make it work.

For more information about how to start this skill, check this post from The Spruce Crafts.

19. Calligraphy

Calligraphy is a type of decorative handwriting or lettering created with the use of a pen or brush. Many women who take up calligraphy as a hobby end up turning it into a way to earn money.

For more information about this type of handwritten art, check out this post from Lindsey Bugbee.

20. Cosplay

Maybe you’re more into designing extravagant clothes and props, or you loved dressing up as your favorite character when you were a kid. If so, you can try cosplay!

Cosplays are fun events where you can really express yourself and share your talent. There are often local events in your area where you can meet fellow cosplayers.

21. Digital Illustration

If you are more of a techy person who loves design, then digital illustration might be the hobby for you. Create works of art from the comfort of your laptop. Who knows, you might even decide to do digital illustration as a full-time job!

Udemy offers a course on digital illustration. There is a fee, but the results are worth every single penny.

Entertainment & Fun

22. Reading

Reading stimulates your brain function. Aside from improving focus and enhancing your writing skills, it also strengthens problem-solving and analytical thinking skills. What is better than relaxing while improving your mental function?

To make it a hobby, always bring a book with you wherever you go. You can read a page or two during work breaks or when you simply feel like you need some diversion. Better yet, practice reading 30 minutes every day to develop the habit.

23. Documentaries

Isn’t it fun to learn new things? Documentaries are very informative. They help you understand the things around you by explaining the world.

You can find a lot of documentaries on television and the Internet. Instead of binge-watching movies or series on Netflix and YouTube, check out the documentaries that are also available there.

24. Television Series

If you get tired of documentaries, you can always go back to watching your favorite television series (but don’t overdo it). Watching your favorite actor or actress and getting excited about what the next episode will bring can help you relax quickly.

25. Stand-Up Comedy

There are two things you can do when it comes to comedy: Be the audience and have a night of fun, or be the comedian and be the source of fun.

Stand-up comedy is an entertainment style where comedians perform in front of a live crowd and deliver jokes. If you have tons of bright (and silly) ideas in your mind that you know will surely make people laugh, give this hobby a try.

There are likely several bars and comedy clubs in your local area where amateur stand-up comedy nights are held. Or, if you just want to be in the audience and have a good laugh, you can always check Netflix.

[As people say, “laughter is the best medicine”> If you want to get some of this medicine from the comfort of your own home check out some of the most popular funny podcasts.]

26. Video Games

Studies show that video games are good sources of stress relief, as they allow you to escape reality for a while. This is often deemed a hobby for men, but there’s actually a growing community of female gamers out there too.

Playing video games is also a good source of stress relief.

You’re old enough to know how to limit yourself when it comes to video games, so making it a hobby can’t hurt. You are an adult and know how to set boundaries.

There is a massive list of video and mobile games available on the web. If you’re looking for the best one that suits your personality, the Internet is just a click away.

27. Puzzles

Whether jigsaw or crossword, puzzles are great stress-relievers. Contrary to public belief, they are not just for kids and the elderly. They are also for adults who find mind games really interesting.

Like painting and drawing, finishing a puzzle gives you a sense of accomplishment. They make you feel like you have done something productive and worthwhile.

If you are looking for good crossword puzzles to purchase, there are tons of sets available on Amazon and other online stores.

28. Cards

Are you alone, but still want to play cards? Try the game called solitaire! And if your friends are coming and you want something to do together, you can always play poker!

Cards are good stimulators of the mind. They keep your brain active and thinking, and they can be a great stress-reliever, too.

29. Board Games

Just like cards, board games are a fun way to spend time with your friends. They don’t just provide entertainment—they also keep your mind healthy and active.

Board games have a lot of benefits, including therapy, stress relief, and mental clarity. Check out some of the best board games for two.

30. Magic Tricks

Who doesn’t love wondering how magicians do their magic? There’s just something in the way they perform their tricks that get you hooked and make the illusions seem so real.

If you are curious enough, you might want to find out the mystery behind these tricks. Learn magic by checking out videos on YouTube or attending magic shows and classes in your local area.

31. Collecting

This hobby can be a bit of a paradox—it can either be super expensive or super cheap. It really depends on your interest. Do you like antiques and vintage? Action figures? Shells? Anything goes!

Start collecting what best suits your tastes, and see how relaxing it can be to display all of your items on a shelf.

32. New Language

Just like learning how to play an instrument, this hobby is for those who have plenty of time. You don’t have to become an “expert” in that new language, but it’s just so fulfilling to know that you can survive if ever you visit a country where it is spoken.

As with all new technologies, apps are now a great tool for learning a new language. For many language apps, you don’t have to pay expensive fees, and you can progress through the lessons at your own pace. Check out the 7 best language learning apps.

Home & Indoor Hobbies

33. Cooking

Some people think that cooking is purely a chore. But with the right approach, it can actually be a good hobby. Just imagine how it would feel to be able to do something really well that others can’t!

Learning how to cook can uplift not just your mood, but your confidence as well. Plus, you get to enjoy delicious meals you prepared with your loved ones.

Avoid fast food and take-out, and start cooking your own meals. Here’s an article from Medium that may help you start this habit.

34. Garnishing

Since you’re already learning how to cook, why not learn the art of garnishing as well? Garnishing is the process of styling food to make it look presentable. Won’t it be more fun if your food looks like it’s being served at a five-star restaurant?

For more information about how to garnish food, here’s a post from WikiHow.

35. Gardening

Some of us are blessed with what they call a “green thumb.” When you have a green thumb, you are a natural plant lover and gardener.

If you are a nature lover, gardening should be a great hobby for you.

But who said only those with green thumbs can garden? Whatever the color of your thumb, you can still learn this hobby. However, you must have the determination and will to love nature so you can be a successful.

Curious about how to start a garden? Here’s a list of steps from Common Sense Home.

36. Flower Arrangement

Because you’re now into gardening, it might be nice to learn flower arranging as well. Many people find this particular hobby easy, although some say it’s difficult. In actual fact, the difficulty depends on your eye for design.

To start this hobby, check out this Udemy course by Hiromi Nagaoka about flower arrangement.

37. Sewing

Learning the art of sewing serves two purposes: You get to be creative in making your own clothing, and you don’t have to go to a shop to get your clothes repaired.

Sewing can help you channel your inner creativity into something that is practical. All you need is a sewing machine and a sewing kit.

If you want to start this hobby but don’t have any idea how, you can check out this Udemy course by Margaret Smith.

38. Interior Design

Tired of your home’s old design? Try your hand at interior design, and redesign your home like a boss!

When you’re done redesigning your home, you’ll be surprised how relaxing it can be to see your comfort zone in a fresh state. Who knows—your friends might even ask you to style their homes too.

If you want to practice your interior designing skills, there are tons of apps available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. We recommend checking out Planner 5D.

39. Baking

Fond of sweets and pastries? If so, baking might be the perfect hobby for you! You don’t need to have a formal education to do this activity. Gather your ingredients and look for YouTube tutorials and you’re all set.

40. Knitting

Knitting may seem difficult, but doesn’t that make it more fun? Test your patience and dare yourself to do something that might be quite difficult for other people.

If you don’t know how to start knitting, there are thousands of instructions and tutorials available on the Internet. Here’s one example from WikiHow.

41. Pet Care

Maybe you are a dog lover or a cat person, or maybe you like birds or fish. Whatever animal it is that makes you happy, get one and start taking care of it!

This particular hobby is most recommended for those who live a busy life alone. Having another living thing in your house makes everything less stressful.

If you want to care for a pet but are afraid of having to leave your pet at home when you go to work, you can volunteer at the nearest pet shop in your area during weekends to be a pet parent.

Sports & Other Outdoor Activities

42. Running

In addition to making you physically fit, running can also be a great source of stress relief, as it is an aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercises initiate the release of endorphins, which are the hormones that reduce stress and anxiety.

Plus, with running, you get the chance to take your mind off your daily stressors. You become so focused on your goal that you forget about your worries for a while.

For more information about how to start a running regime, check out this post.

43. Hiking

Hiking is a great hobby for several reasons. For one, it can take up all of your attention, so you get the chance to relax and forget your problems for a few hours.

Hiking is a great hobby that can take up all your attention and lets you relax and forget your problems for a few hours.

Another thing is that it can connect you to nature. While hiking, you’ll be able to appreciate the natural wonders of the world—and it has been shown that a good connection with nature can significantly reduce stress levels.

To learn more about hiking and what you need to prepare, here’s a post you might want to check out.

44. Biking

Biking brings a lot of benefits, not the least of which is that it makes you healthy and fit. It’s easy to do, and it doesn’t require expensive equipment (except for the bike, of course).

To make this a hobby, you can bike for 30 minutes to an hour every day at the park in your local area. If you want to take your riding to the next level, look for great trails that you can explore.

45. Swimming

Just like running and hiking, swimming takes off your mind off of your stressors. When you swim, you feel more calm and relaxed. There’s no need to go crazy because there is no competition—just swim and be at peace with your surroundings.

46. Bowling

This is a hobby that is more fun when done with friends. Perhaps the last time you tried it was when you were in high school, but you might as well give it one more go and see how it can make you feel so relaxed and happy.

47. Basketball

If you think that basketball is only for men, you are way off! Basketball is for anyone—men and women, young and old. You don’t need to be an expert to do it—you just need to enjoy the game.

48. Yoga

Yoga is an activity that many people think is just for women, but that’s wrong again. Men can also practice yoga too. This type of activity does not discriminate—in fact, it helps you get centered at and puts you at peace, so you are less likely to discriminate in general!

The physical practice of yoga has been shown to refresh and replenish you physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. It relaxes your mind and body so you can face the day head-on.

If you are a beginner who wants to try yoga, here is a list of the best yoga books you can check out to start your practice.

49. Meditation

Meditation can be quite a serious activity, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you are looking for serious self-reflection or a lighthearted way to de-stress your life, if you are determined to learn meditation, you’ll see how this hobby can make you a lot happier and healthier.

If you are looking for a beginner’s guide to meditation, here’s an article you may want to check out.

50. Camping

As previously mentioned, a connection with nature can be a great stress reliever. Going out and actually discovering the beauty of the earth can give you the peace of mind you deserve.

Here’s a good read from Skilled Survival about the essentials of camping.

51. Visiting Museums 

When is the last time you simply stared at a painting and appreciate the artist’s skill and dedication to finishing it?

If you’ve never spent time immersed in art and information, you might not know how relaxing it can be. Visit a museum in your local area and explore the world of paintings, sculpture, history, and more.

If you’d like, you may also get a guide who can explain each display you’re interested in.

52. Stargazing

You can do this hobby anywhere, as long as you have a clear night sky with the stars shining bright.

Go for a drive away from home every once in a while. Take a friend or a special someone with you, find an open field, and lie down a blanket. All that’s left to do is relish the peace and quiet, and the incredible view.

53. Wine Tasting

If you want a more sophisticated hobby, you might try wine tasting. Look for local wine stores that offer wine tasting sessions, or ask your friends to buy different kinds of wine that you can try in the comfort of your home.

54. Travel

You might be worried that traveling can be expensive, but the truth is, you shouldn’t be. Ever heard of traveling on a budget?

Traveling is a great hobby which can make you happy.

Once you start this hobby, you’ll be surprised to find that exploring the world and meeting people from different cultures can actually make you quite happy. You can travel solo, with a friend, or with your family.

Check out this post if you want to know more about traveling. It gives you a list of the best lifestyle and travel books.

55. Spoken Words & Poetry

There is a growing number of poets and writers today, and many of them are engaged in spoken word and reciting poetry, which is the art of performing written content in front of a live audience.

If you are passionate about poems and performing, you can try this hobby and test your limits. You can practice delivering a poem, a story, or even a speech.

Interested in starting this hobby? Check out the local cafes in your area, as many host spoken word events. You may also check the schedule at Button Poetry.

56. Volunteer

If you want your time to be well spent on valuable things, volunteering might be the best hobby. Volunteering gives you a sense of self-fulfillment and belongingness. It makes you feel like you are part of something good and worthwhile.

To start this hobby, go to your local community center and check the classified ads. Organizers often post jobs or activities that need volunteers.

If you want a regular volunteering gig, the Internet is a good place to look for groups that dedicate their time to helping people.

Final Thoughts on Hobbies for Women

We hope that this list will help you find the hobby that best suits your tastes and personality—one that can make you feel relaxed and happy.

Remember that hobbies are supposed to be fun and stress-free. You don’t want to choose something that will just add stress to your life. Choose something enjoyable, and get busy relaxing!

Finally, if you want another positive ​way to improve your life, then read and learn something new every day. A great tool to do this is to join over 1 million others and start your day with the latest FREE, informative news from this website.

90,000 Adult entertainment in Turkey … adult women

Heard a lot about female sex tourism in Turkey, but it was still fun to see European women in this country go wild.

It’s funny to walk around Kemer in the evening – hunting time begins.
Girls go for a walk, and Turks ride through the streets in cars, bikes … even bicycles – who has what wealth … they drive up and get to know each other.
Closer to midnight, when hotel bars are closed, and there is no desire or expensive to go to clubs – all these couples move to parks on benches.

And Turkish night clubs are another story.
If you look from the outside, it is interesting to see how, at the entrance, the male Turkish part of the line is excitedly exchanging glances with the female European.
Something will be … 🙂
A lonely lady will definitely not stay lonely there for long – regardless of age and attractiveness.
We are picky here – the Turks have completely different tastes …

In general, lonely men in Turkey have nothing special to do – all the ladies quickly fall into the arms of the Turks … if they just want to … and if they didn’t want to, they’ll talk.🙂

More than once I saw how our guys tried to drive up to the girls who went out for a walk, but, having received a cold welcome, they went home.
It is understandable – the girls came for other acquaintances – I saw these same girls with the Turks … who worked their shift in our hotel, and then began to have fun with our friends.
And the Turks are comfortable: rest and work – everything is close by, in one hotel.
The security will let you into the hotel at night without problems, and in the morning you won’t have to go far to work.

Again, everything is clear and understandable with tastes – in Asia, dark skin is a sign of low status, i.e.because sunburn indicates that a person is working outside in the sun.
If you pay attention to the Turks, the relationship between income, status and skin color becomes easily noticeable.
This is the case everywhere in Asia, Turkey is no exception.
For us, dark skin is very sexy.
It is the same with the weight – that we are fat (ladies forgive me 🙂), then for the Turks the height of attractiveness.

Well, it is noticeable that the Turks know how to talk – you can’t take away.
As a result, Turkish hotel security guards and cleaning staff have a varied sex life during high season, and fair-skinned women have a good time.

Separately, I would like to note that I do not even condemn anyone – everyone wants a break, entertainment and exoticism.
Just from the outside, everything that happens on the evening Turkish streets really looks very funny.

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Author: Hymenoptera ™
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Tver, Russia
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The value of good rest for the health of women, and men too, plays an important role.A good rest will help restore a good mood, healthy sleep, vitality, relieve chronic fatigue, slight irritability, relieve blues and depression. Often, the accumulated fatigue, followed by irritability, leads to problems at work and at home, and relationships with a loved one and children begin to deteriorate. There is only one way out of this impasse – rest and entertainment.

As a rule, everyone decides for himself where, how and with whom to spend his vacation, weekend or time off , while you need to rely on your desires and capabilities.For this reason, leisure centers for every taste and budget are massively opening today, boarding houses, tourist centers, hotels from the most prestigious to economy class are being built. Often, where to go to rest and where you can tell an interesting and informative story, the time of rest depends on the time of year. Most often in the summer it is the sea and mountains, and in the winter – mountains and skis, although there are those who like to go to southern countries in winter, where they sunbathe and swim all year round. Travel agencies offer vacation both at home, without leaving far from home, and a trip to almost anywhere in the world.

The main and defining moment for relaxation is a change of scenery – avoiding everyday worries and problems can work wonders. On returning from vacation to work, colleagues will not recognize you, so you will be cheerful and overflowing with vital energy.

If you decide to entrust your rest to professionals, then rest at recreation centers within the city or near it is what you need. It offers quad biking, horse riding, pool and spa treatments, a gym and more.Rest and entertainment will help to significantly improve your mood and fill you with peace of mind and at the same time with vivid emotions. Fishing trip has a great psychotherapeutic effect. The gym will keep you in shape. Massage and aromatherapy will bring a good mood back.

It has long been known that in order to work properly, you need to have a good rest . And what kind of rest will be – active or passive, at home or in a dacha with barbecue, at a camp site or in another country – depends only on you.

Although you don’t have to go somewhere to relax, in your city you will always find where you can relax and have fun. You can go to the exhibition, visit the cinema, watch a new performance in the theater, go with your children to the zoo, amusement park, visit the local botanical garden. You can and should go with friends to a nightclub, but just to a restaurant or bowling club.

90,000 Unique entertainment for a 30-year-old girl .. Blogs. Online guide to Pattaya.

-I accidentally saw him on the way to the supermarket! I was stunned! – A girlfriend excitedly told me, describing a meeting with her first boyfriend, so to speak, 15 years later, – You can’t even imagine how you have changed! Do you remember, remember how amazingly handsome this boy was in the 11th grade! You will never guess what happened now! Some kind of grown-up slurred man! Overweight! In a cheap down jacket! I didn’t even know at first.

It is, of course, still too early to sum up the results of life at the age of 30, but it’s time to look back thoughtfully and see what happened to the “first loves” of youth. The results are usually quite dramatic.

No, of course, I sincerely believe that for someone everything happened like in a melodrama on the Russia channel. That is, the handsome prince, under a loud chorus of woman’s sighs and envious lamentations, came to his hometown on Bentley, having managed to turn from a poor drunkard into an oligarch in 10 years after school, propping up the entire economy of our country with his financially powerful back.

But my girlfriend cannot boast of a special flair for oligarchs in her school years, so her first love lives a completely ordinary average statistical life. And not too fond of fitness coupled with botox.

This is not the worst option, by the way.

… Another acquaintance in high school had a stormy platonic romance. The boy from the tenth B, endowed with huge tragic eyelashes and the dreamy look of young Lermontov, periodically was on duty at her windows.I read poetry. He assured me of love. After the beautiful princess, despite all this splendor, left to study in the capital, our hero ended up in a mental hospital. Because of a broken heart, as he himself put it.

Years passed. The hero recovered, was discharged, got married, had two children.

Imagine our amazement when just a few months ago in the small homeland of the guys “Lermontov” thundered in all local media as a man who was jealous of another man his new girlfriend and, in connection with this, tried to stab his opponent with a knife in a dark alley.

Alas, not all “first loves” become oligarchs. Some of them are criminals.

… And my colleague’s school sympathy always seemed to be a very promising man. In his hometown, he quickly made a career as an official. And, although the photographs of his youth still show a ruddy, strong man, smiling silly at the camera, recent photographs showed the viewer a completely savvy and politically savvy man with a cunning squint. Unfortunately, in 2015 he also sat down.For a bribe.

… In general, from the age of 30 on the first love, it is already possible to sum up some preliminary and, in its own way, bright results. What do you have interesting in this regard?

Sexually torturing women and 4 more weekend entertainment

Nothing goes so badly with rock music as a career. Firstly, 40-year-old men who have long been fed up with each other usually cannot even remember what it is like to have fun and get drunk to music when you are 20. Secondly, good rock is too easy to make a thing.By the time when the capital of the recorded albums finally begins to give out enough interest to easily and happily rest on their laurels, people usually turn back from a simple set of techniques for their work and they perform it on autopilot, closing their eyes and holding their nose. It is believed that there is a loophole in “experiments”, but here the musicians are tripped by, generally speaking, a low level of competence and limited talent – in late U2 or Radiohead it is still possible to turn, but even the Talk Talk themselves could not survive in the late Talk Talk mode …

The American indie band Spoon is that unprecedented career rock band that, on the one hand, has been releasing its ninth album in 20 years, on the other – well, about eight of these nine have turned out to be just excellent. About each of their albums they ritually write that in it the group tried something new, but all this is nonsense – every time these are quite standard rock albums, with slightly danceable, mostly energetic songs, where there is bass, drums, guitars, keyboards and male vocals halfway between John Lennon and David Bowie.For years, they wrote about Spoon that they are “minimalistic”, however, on each album (well, maybe, except for the first, the only weak and just training, not yet fully realized) all these elements are there, and each time they are accompanied by a slide of audio effects, tricks, additional tools and everything else that “minimalism” seems to be the opposite.

Spoon’s songs are literally about nothing: either about dad’s shirt, or about a Japanese cigarette case, or about a flat. Not metaphorically, but literally: in the song about the shirt, the chorus sounded like “wow, batin shirt”, and in the song about the rent – “oh, I’m paying the rent.”This is how all those people who formed the rock and roll canon sang their songs, here is a step to “tutti-frutti” and “I can’t get satisfaction”, and this is not stylization, but a sincere absence of any life ambitions beyond the booty, dancing and howling in the chorus. The problem of fatigue from monotonous techniques or the need for creative growth in front of this people simply does not stand, they beat the instruments with exactly the same enthusiasm with which they did it 20 years ago: of course, not from a great mind, but smart is not needed here.

For years Spoon functioned as a duo of vocalist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno, who, for more lazy circumstances, arranged songs, throwing everything they could to hell. Their idiotic Spartan diet has brought up such masters of rock songwriting that nonsense written with the left foot like “Hot Thoughts” and “Can I Sit Next to You” can be listened to endlessly, there are so many amazingly played interweaving of groove, melody and funny sound crap in them.The album has a couple of strange separately, but completely meaningful in the context of the entire creative baggage of the group, tracks rhyming white funk Spoon with some techno techniques from ten years ago, half-jazz abstraction at the end, but otherwise it is just a perfect pop-rock album that and it goes especially well when followed one after the other by the other seven perfect Spoon albums. A.S.

Book Women for Fun read online by Mark Alden

Mark Alden.Women for Fun

Manny Decker – 2

A puppy from an ancient breed bred in China in the second century, during the Han dynasty, intended for his mistress, fourteen-year-old Austrian Elana, whom he acquired in London eight months ago in exchange for a silver Faberge watch worth fifty thousand pounds.

Ten million went to the head of the Korean CIA, Colonel Cha Yongsam, a grim-faced man of fifty.Yongsam, nicknamed “Razor”, was known to be ruthless and very fond of money. The laughing man owed him thirty million dollars, and he had three weeks to pay off – otherwise, death.

Time has never seemed so valuable to him. In a week he will leave again, embark on a ten-day trip to Europe and America, where clients will hand him twenty-three million dollars for fake bonds, liquid securities and American currency. If all goes well, he will pay Yongsam and receive $ 3 million in profit.

But the unexpected can always happen. Like a stream of water, man’s future is precarious. Everything happens according to the will of heaven, and no one is given to hide the world in their pocket, however, the Laughing One hoped to repay Yongsam and return to a happy life.

Laughing Man’s real name was Park Song, a Korean in his forties, with a pointed chin, shiny black hair, small eyes and a white-toothed smile. He got this nickname because he often giggled, and usually for no apparent reason.And not everyone could see the dexterous, cunning and cruel mind behind Sona’s laughing facade.

He forged traveler’s checks, foreign bonds, securities and passports. His main product was the American hundred dollar bill. He put all his hopes and dreams into this work of art. He did a great job with the loops, crosses, and curls that make American paper money so difficult to counterfeit. No matter what Sleep was doing, he tried with dollars …

Profits – and they were big – Son invested in Hong Kong real estate, Taiwanese flea markets, a vineyard in Bordeaux and a shopping center in Manila.He also took the liberty of spending a twelve-week course at the Cordon Bleu restaurant in Paris, where he was taught the intricacies of classic French cuisine. Money brought him freedom and luxury. And even allowed to buy love.

It was snowing when he left the customs office at Kimpo airport – his luggage was not being checked – and got into the waiting limousine. The bodyguard, David Mitla, a thirty-five-year-old bearded Israeli and former parachutist, arranged a travel box with a puppy in the front seat.

A Korean chauffeur, silver medalist in judo at the 1984 Olympics, also a former bodyguard, stowed his suitcases in the trunk. Mitla did not help him. The Israeli stood with his back to the car, his hand on the machine under his coat, looking at the people entering and exiting the terminal.

From Kimpo, the limousine headed east into the downtown area. Sleep poured himself brandy from the bar and drank a little, glancing over the willows and gingko, their bare branches whitened with snow.

Yesterday in Hong Kong he sold four million dollars in fake American hundreds to a dwarf from an Irish extremist organization. This dwarf with a rat mustache claimed to be the one who planted the bomb that killed Lord Mountbatten and his grandson. The laughing man was not in the least delighted to hear this confession. Any fool knows that bragging and lying are one and the same.

Hundreds went at thirty-two cents a dollar, a good price, although the total was not enough to leave Sona alive.Time was pressing so that he was forced to sell selected Hong Kong possessions for cheap: a floating restaurant near Aberdeen, a place on the Hong Kong stock exchange, a twelve-story chalet on the Chi Ma Wan Peninsula, and three motels in Coulon, where prostitutes usually stayed.

Unique means of entertainment for single women found

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The invention is called “The Man Behind the Curtain”

Employees of a Tokyo company invited single women to secure their homes with shadows.An invention called “The Man Behind the Curtain” should create the illusion of another person in the house.

The development itself is a mini-projector complete with several recordings of a moving human shadow: it is proposed to broadcast them on a window curtain. Thanks to them, it seems from the outside that there is someone in the room (in the standard versions this is a tall man). Judging by the movements of the dark silhouette, this someone is engaged in sports or household chores – for example, vacuuming.Voice acting is also attached to the projections, and each session of such a “shadow theater” lasts about half an hour. According to the creators of the invention, the technology should protect single women from criminals who do not want to mess with the formidable “defender of the house”, as well as reduce the level of anxiety of the loners themselves.

Comments by social psychologist Alexey ROSCHIN:

– This invention can be considered rather a manifestation of a general trend in the modern world. People spend less and less time with each other and more and more – at work or in virtual worlds (for example, in computer games and social networks).Many people lose the habit and sense of the presence of another person nearby due to constant loneliness, and in this context, shadows are a kind of compromise. The presence of a living person is uncomfortable when there is no one at all – also, and if it is just a shadow, the person seems to be there, but at the same time he is not. However, if all the time to be in made-up circumstances, all skills of interacting with reality can gradually atrophy. In addition, creeping shadows are instinctively scary to a person: on the subconscious, anxiety, on the contrary, can intensify.

Published in the newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets” No. 27683 dated May 18, 2018

Newspaper headline:
Shadows will save lonely women

90,000 burned down an amusement park, killed several women // Watching

“Taliban” (banned in the Russian Federation) is being developed in Afghanistan. First of all, the militants burned the merry-go-rounds on which they had recently had fun. There is information about the victims among women – they dealt with him for going out into the street without a cloak.Afghanistan on the brink of a new civil war. The vice-president’s army does not surrender; they managed to recapture one city in the province of Parwan.

The Taliban killed several women in Afghanistan. According to the journalists of the American television channel Fox News, the reprisals were perpetrated because they went out into the street without a cloak. Meanwhile, the Pentagon claims that the Taliban have been hiding in the country militants of the Al-Qaeda group (banned in the Russian Federation) for several months.

No sooner had the Taliban announced an amnesty, promised peace throughout Afghanistan from the screens, when they began to hunt for idols. The first step was to burn down the amusement park, where not long before that they had fun. The militants of the “Taliban” (banned in the Russian Federation) most likely did not like the horses on the merry-go-rounds. For them, these are idols that are prohibited in Islam.

On the streets of Kabul, dozens of Taliban armed with weapons and even a hand grenade launcher surrounded the alleged looters. What happened next is better not to know.

On the eve of the clashes near the airport, according to the American media, at least fifty people were injured, including women and children.People were desperately trying to get to the runway. But the Taliban periodically opened fire. The militants claim that another 40 people died at the airport at the hands of the US military, who are now patrolling the airfield.

Despite the risk, thousands of people are still trying to leave Afghanistan. Day and night on duty at the airport. It is possible that in vain.

Even White House spokesman Jen Psaki has already stated that the States will not be able to take out all Americans, let alone Afghans.Great Britain is ready to accept 25 thousand refugees, but not at a time, over several years. Chile is ready to shelter only 10 Afghan families, the most modest limit was set by Estonia – 10 people. Considering that about 400 thousand Afghans have lost their homes at the moment, this is a drop in the bucket.

For now, Western countries are only ready to increase humanitarian aid. But the situation is already stalemate.

In addition, as the Wall Street Journal found out, the United States canceled the delivery of the dollar to Afghanistan.It happened last week. They also plan to close the Taliban access to the IMF reserves – there are about $ 500 million!

Neither Russia, nor the United States, nor even the European Union aspires to recognize the Taliban.

“There are many lessons to be learned from what has happened. We have to admit that mistakes were made, especially in assessing the military capacity of the Afghan army. I think even the Taliban did not expect such an easy victory,” says Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

In the meantime, the Taliban’s humanitarian aid is American weapons. And in abundance from the latest rifles to Black Hawk helicopters.

“We don’t have a complete picture of where each piece of defenses went. But surely a fair amount ended up in the hands of the Taliban. Obviously, we have no idea that they will happily bring it to the airport for us,” says Jake Sullivan , US National Security Adviser.

In the arsenal of the Taliban there is now an American military transport aircraft C-17, the same is used by the United States to transport refugees from Afghanistan.Dozens of people break off them. The remains of one were found in the niche of the transport carrier’s chassis already in the USA. Militants of the movement banned in Russia move around the country on them. The Taliban’s political leadership was greeted with jubilation in Kandahar after a visit to Qatar.

Afghanistan is now on the brink of a new civil war. From the north of the country, the army of the Vice President of Afghanistan is attacking the Taliban. They have already managed to recapture one city in the province of Parwan. The Bagram airbase is located nearby, if you manage to capture it, the balance of forces will change significantly.

The G7 leaders will discuss the situation in Afghanistan and the approach to it next week via video link. In the meantime, the White House is considering the possibility of imposing sanctions. Joe Biden is somehow trying to act out the situation.

But against the background of the Taliban coming to power, Biden’s rating has already dropped to 46 percent. And all his statements that it was impossible to assume such a scenario for the development of events are broken up by the US special services, which admitted that at the beginning of the summer they had warned the American leader about the imminent defeat of the Afghan army.

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