Friday, 30 October 2015

Lifestyle: Alone Time

This might sound a bit odd, but I really enjoy being alone. I relish every chance I get to have some quality time to myself. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love spending time with my boyfriend, friends and family too - I just also happen to also enjoy spending time alone. 
I spend far too much of my time worrying about pleasing everyone else, that I often forget about myself, what I want and what I need. So I thought I would share with you what I like to get up to during my 'me time'. Hopefully it will inspire you to take some time out for yourself too!
Dress code.
Pyjamas win every time, pick yourself up a pair of Primark gems for ultimate me-time comfort.

Netflix and box sets galore, check out my faves here.
I also love to watch YouTube videos, my favourites are: Lily Pebbles, Vivianna Does Makeup, Tanya Burr, Anna Saccone, Nicola Whitehead, Charlotte from Lil Miss Chickas, Niomi Smart and Gemma Stafford.

I'm talking face masks, freshly painted nails, a long hot shower and whacking on a hair mask for super soft tresses. Bliss.

Sweat, baby sweat.
I love to workout - I usually aim for five days a week, for around 30 - 40 minutes.
I love to switch it up, be it yoga, pilates, cardio, dance, HIIT or even going out on a long walk, I like to get my body moving and that blood pumping.

Treat yoself.
Online shopping *adds everything in ASOS sale to basket*, picking up the latest issue of your favourite magazine, buying a cute notebook or bright lipstick. Whatever it may be, you deserve it! Everyone needs a little pick me up every now and then.

Indulge a little.
A couple of squares of dark chocolate, an ooey, gooey brownie, pretty cupcakes, giant cookies, pick and mix or a cheeky ice cream cone. Life is for living, if you fancy a treat have one, just don't make it an every day occurrence and balance out that brownie with a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's all about eating mindfully and having an 80/20 approach to food.

I love to bake - from cookies, cupcakes and rocky road, to healthier treats like my banana oat muffins. I find it so therapeutic, as you can switch off from everything else and just concentrate on your bake.

Smash that to do list.
Be it that blog post you've been meaning to type up (me in a nutshell) the washing up you've been putting off, writing out your weekly shopping list or even prepping your meals for the next day. Whatever it may be, get it done! You'll feel so much more relaxed after ticking off your to do list, which leaves you time for more important tasks such as scrolling through instagram and watching countless episodes of Friends. It's a win, win really!

I hope you enjoyed this 'Alone time' post, Do you enjoy spending time solo? What are some of your favourite things to do during me-time?

I'd love to know, leave me a lovely comment below. 

Let's be friends!

Love Laurenx


  1. I love alone time and 80/20 rule for eating is definitely the way to go x

    1. Me too, it's nice have a little time to yourself every now and then. Totally agree, the 80/20 is the way to go - it's all about balance! x

  2. Yes I do love me time, I had a lot lately and its great !!! I really like this cute post :)

    1. Haha, me too! There's nothing better is there! Aw thank you lovely x

  3. Really nice post, I think you came up with awesome ‘Me Time’ ideas. I love time on my own too, I like baking it’s such a therapeutic thing for me. That last point about smashing your to do list was quite insightful, I think once you have finished a couple of things that needed doing it’s much easier to chill and make time for yourself, almost like a reward! Thanks for sharing! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

    1. Aw thank you - I'm so glad you enjoyed reading it, and my tips have helped you out! Baking is for me too, it's so relaxing and you get to munch the treats you made afterwards - win, win! xx

  4. I love my quiet time too - but I tend to just veg out in my bed with the curtains closed :)


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