The Importance Of Having A Night Out With The GirlsWednesday, August 14, 2013 Mary Anne Velasco
Do you ever wish you could just dump the kids with a babysitter, park the husband in front of the TV, and just run off for a night out with the girls? Actually, having some time off is very important for mental and emotional health. Plus, everyone deserves a bit of fun once in a while.
Taking time off to be with friends can be one of the best things you can do because not only will you feel happier and refreshed, but it will also give you a chance to reconnect with your friends and build relationships outside your family. Oftentimes, mothers will devote all of their time and energy to their husbands and children without leaving enough for themselves. As a result, friendships can fade away and you can be left feeling really isolated and lonely.
Therefore, not only is a night out a fun reward for all of the hard work you do [and let’s be honest, it’s a lot of work], but it’s also necessary for your family’s well-being. So next weekend, block off some time, call a friend and plan a night to remember!
Fun Ideas for a Girls’ Night Out
Okay, sounds like a great idea, but what if you are a bit strapped for time and cash? That’s okay, there are plenty of fun, low-key things you can do that don’t cost a lot but will still relieve stress. Here are a few ideas.
An old standby in the stress-reliever’s handbook, a mani-pedi will leave you feeling refreshed and beautiful again. You can book the appointment for yourself and a friend so you can have a chance to chat during the treatment. Having an appointment will also deter other obligations from infringing on your me-time.
A special dinner
A dinner out can also be a nice way to relax with friends. Imagine a meal where you don’t have to do any of the preparation, serving, or cleaning up! You can even make the event more exciting by trying a different place or going during happy hour.
Sometimes bars and restaurants host special events in order to promote a new brand of wine. These tend to be sophisticated events where children are not permitted, so it can be the perfect escape from a hectic [but loving] family life.
Shopping during the sale season
Even just a shopping outing can have rejuvenating powers. Grab some friends and visit your favorite shops the next time there’s a big sale on. You may be able to find something special, like black tie dresses at great value, and you’ll have an excuse to go out again so you can wear them!