Have you ever let being single hold you back from having fun?
If so, that’s a shame because there are really a lot of great things about being single.
But, I have to admit, I used to let being single hold me back sometimes too.
Sometimes I think it was because I was scared to be single. Being on your own for the first time can be really scary.
When you’re first single, it gives you a chance to spend time alone with yourself and get to know who you are as a person.
But, after living on my own for several years, I can truly say that being single has helped me get to know myself and develop as a person. I’ve gotten a chance to listen to my inner self and learn what I like, what I don’t like, and more.
That said, I still know that it can be scary to go out and do things on your own. This is why I’ve come up with a whole list of ideas for cheap summer activities for the single girl!
1. Watch Junk TV All Day
One of my favorite things to do is spend all day indulging in my junk TV habit.
Sure #netflixandchill can be a fun date night with a boyfriend. But for some reason, males tend to NOT appreciate our secret love for junky reality TV shows. 😉
2. Get a Mani or Pedi
A manicure or pedicure may not always be the most frugal choice when you are trying to save money. But, they sure can be relaxing!
Sometimes I’ll indulge in a pedicure when I have a coupon, or I’ll ask for a gift card for one for my birthday or Christmas.
I love going with a friend to get side-by-side pedicures, but getting one by myself is almost better. This way I can just sit and indulge in the massage chair without having to talk to anyone. Even an extrovert needs a little quiet time now and then. 🙂
For an even more frugal choice, pick up a professional pedicure set on Amazon and DIY your pedicure at home. It’s still relaxing and it’s a little easier on your budget too, even if you buy a new bottle of nail polish every time. 😉
3. Hang Out at Your Local Coffee Shop
The ultimate fear for most people is going out to eat by themselves. While I haven’t quite gotten over that one, I’m getting there. One thing that’s helped is that ever since I started working from home, I’ve gone to the coffee shop by myself on a regular basis.
Going to the coffee shop is a great change of scenery. Plus, my twice monthly visits are just about the only time I buy coffee anymore.
The first couple of times it felt weird, but now I enjoy it. I get a lot of work done, enjoy my coffee treat, and get some people watching in too. It’s not quite the same as eating out alone, but it’s a step in that direction.
4. Make Some Extra Money
The are so many ways you can make extra money these days. Plus, it’s the perfect activity for the single girls who’s looking to improve her life. Here are just a few ways you can easily make some extra money this summer:
5. Go Antiquing
I love to go antiquing or garage saleing. It’s a fun way to kill some time and it usually doesn’t cost me too much.
To limit your spending, only take a small amount of cash with you. This way you’ll mostly enjoy looking at people’s
junk treasures instead of buying them.
Antiquing or garage saleing alone is better than going with someone else because you can go at your own pace. There’s nothing worse than going with someone else who is in a hurry, or someone wants to take 5.5X longer at an antique store than you want to. Trust me!
6. Read a Good Book
Is it just me or is summer the best time of year for catching up on reading? It seems like life moves a little slower during the summer, which gives me more time to read for fun.
Check out the best summer reads on Amazon if you’re looking for a good book this year.
7. Work on Your House
This one may not sound fun off the bat, but working on your home is a great way to feel that “job well done” feeling that can only come from physical labor.
Ladies, you don’t need a man to help you with some simple DIY house projects. Pick up a paintbrush and give your home a fresh look. Find and hang some new wall decor. It doesn’t have to be a big project, but it can be a good way to spend some time by yourself.
8. Get Some Exercise
One of the things I’ve fallen in love with doing by myself is working out. These days, I love working out on my own far more than in a group.
Get up early this summer and get some exercise before it gets too hot. It’s a great way to get some endorphins and feel great about yourself before you binge watch TV the rest of the day. 😉
Do you enjoy doing any of these activities alone? Do you have any other ideas for good activities for the single girl?