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10 Best Solo Date Ideas to Try Now

Self dates to take yourself on

First, there was self-love. In order to grow long-lasting and meaningful relationships and friendships, you should first learn how to love and spend quality time with yourself. Solo dates are a great way to reconnect with yourself, focus on all the aspects of self-care. Find the time to focus on your relationship with your inner self, no matter your relationship status! Learning how to have genuine fun, to be honest, compassionate and loving with yourself is crucial – this is after all the longest relationship you’ll ever have, so make it count.

It might feel weird in the beginning, but that is totally normal. After all, in a society focused on achievements and status, focusing on inner peace, self-kindness, and just spending some time with yourself, making yourself happy might seem even a little extravagant.

Hopefully, I have convinced you to take yourself out on a proper date, but now you’re wondering what are you supposed to do on a self date? Worry no more, here you can find a list of 10 beautiful activities you can choose for your next solo date! Before jumping to the list, there is only one rule you have to follow: chores don’t count as dates! So no, going grocery shopping is not a proper date. Just think of it as your usual (more than 1 person) date. Okay, now you’re ready!

Where to go on a solo date: 10 amazing ideas for your next self date

1. Check out a local museum or an art gallery

Have a solo date dedicated to admiring some art or learning something new about the past, science, architecture, etc. Choose something you’ll enjoy and just wonder around for a bit.

2. Take yourself out on a picnic

Prepare yourself a delish meal (maybe even multiple courses), something yummy to drink (infused water, a soda, maybe some juice), pack it all up and head to you fav park for a solo picnic date!

3. Buy yourself some flowers and head to your favourite cafe for a cup of coffee.

Who says you can’t buy flowers for yourself? Go to your local farmers market, buy yourself your favorite flowers and then head to that cute coffee place and enjoy yourself a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea.

4. Grab that book you’ve been meaning to read and head to a quiet outdoors spot.

Grab a blanket as well so you can get extra comfy! Choose a spot where you’ll be able to read and head there for a couple of hours of undisturbed bliss.

5. Have a spiritual retreat day!

Dedicate your day to your spirituality. Meditate, practice some journaling (write down whatever feels right), do yoga, diffuse some essential oils, and simply be. Reconnect with yourself by staying present and grounded. 

Related topic: How to develop a more spiritual yoga practice

6. Get crafty.

Do something creative on your next solo date. Try photography, make a photo album of your favorite memories, paint, try out a new recipe, try a DIY you’ve saved for later. Choose an activity you’ll enjoy, and dedicate your date to your creativity.

7. Check out your local theatre and go see a play.

Instead of the usual binge watching Netflix, for your next self date go and see a play at your local theatre. 

8. Watch the sunrise from your favourite local spot.

I love waking up while the rest of my city is still sleeping and enjoying some time alone. Wake up before sunrise, make your drink of choice to go (coffee, tea, juice) and head out to your fav spot to watch the beautiful sunrise by yourself. Alternatively, if waking up that early seems like something impossible, do the same, but for the sunset.

9. Have a spa day.

Doesn’t have to be something fancy and expensive. You can have a spa day at home: light some candles, put on a face mask, enjoy yourself a bubble bath. Put on some relaxing music and diffuse some essential oils. It can be as simple as that.

10. Go on an active outdoor date.

Go for a bike ride and explore your city. Maybe go for a hike, or walk by the sea or river. Pick your favorite, get your body moving, and enjoy that quality solo time.

There you have it! You can go through the list and pick one for each time you take yourself on a date. Remember: the love and connection you have and nourish with yourself is the starting point for all the other relationships in your life. Set the foundations for them by taking care of yourself.

Let me know if you tried any of these and whether you liked them! Also, I’d love to hear about your own solo date ideas you’ve been to. 

With love and compassion,

Common Unicorn

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4 Ways to Develop a Spiritual Yoga Practice

Yoga for Spiritual Growth | How To Create a More Spiritual Practice

There are so many physical benefits of yoga, that even with just those, yoga is a valuable practice. However, taking a step further and embracing yoga fully really is an amazing experience and a wonderful new way to enjoy this supreme practice. When we approach our health in a holistic way, we can see beyond just physical aspects, and deepen the mind, body, and soul connection, growing and healing all three aspects simultaneously. The practice of yoga is rooted in spirituality, it teaches you patience, focus, the practice of loving kindness, and much more.

To put it bluntly, it is a shame to practice yoga and to not embrace the spiritual benefits and the dimensions of the mind-body connections it has to offer. Personally, it took me some time to see this. However, now my practices have deeper meaning, I am mindful of each asana, and I feel the full mind-body connection. Here is how I do it:

Yoga and Spirituality – 4 Beautiful Ways to Make Your Yoga Practice More Spiritual

Aromatherapy and essential oils

Using essential oils for therapeutic benefits in aromatherapy can make a positive impact on your well-being as long as it is used in a safe way. There are a lot of ways you can use essential oils and enjoy their amazing scent and therapeutic effects, however be sure to take certain precautions before using them.

In my case, before each practice, I choose a blend of essential oils and spread them using a diffuser. The scent sets a more calm and mindful tone for me to start with my practice.

Give each practice a higher meaning by dedicating it to someone or something

Now that I’ve diffused some essential oils, I get on my mat, and just before starting the practice, I dedicate that practice to someone (or to some cause) that I care for. This way, my practice has a higher meaning, and through each asana, when things get hard and I notice a little voice inside me starting to complain, I remind myself of why I am doing it, and what is the higher meaning of that practice.

Notice when your mind starts to wander and gently bring it back to the present

Mind-wandering is something we all have in common. All we can really do is notice when it happens, and bring ourselves back to the present. At least a couple of times throughout the practice I notice my mind being somewhere else, working hard on some problem in the future, or reminiscing over something in the past. When that happens, I remind myself of the importance of staying present, and slowly (and gently) bring myself back – to the breath and the position I am currently in. This way while you practice yoga, you are also practicing mindfulness – keeping yourself grounded and in the present moment, improving your overall well-being.

Don’t skip or shorten Savasana – embrace that last asana to the fullest

It might look easy, but Savasana (the relaxation pose) is actually one of the most difficult asanas. It is also a very important one. Work on gradually entering a truly relaxed state, while remaining conscious and alert. Being aware of your body while also relaxing it can help you notice and understand certain tensions in your body and mind, making it possible to release them.


A good yoga practice is one that offers you peace and clarity of the body, mind, and spirit, within and outside the practice. Embracing the spiritual side of yoga offers you ways on how to attain a peaceful mind, while gradually working on improving the posture.

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If you enjoyed this read, you can also check out why you should include yoga into your morning routine.

Working on your spirituality? Check out 10 beautiful solo date ideas to build a better relationship with yourself.

Namaste my loves,

Common Unicorn

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5 Steps To Wake Up The Badass Inside You

5 steps I took to awaken the badass that was already in me

Being regularly undermined rarely doesn’t leave a mark on a person. It definitely did a number on me. Whether it was a family member telling me (from quite an early age) I needed a man to put me in place, because I was way too opinionated and assertive for a woman, or a guy at work daily trying to diminish my value by calling me ‘little girl’, instead of my name. After more than two decades of such regular undermining, I didn’t question them much – I believed them. I second-guessed my every single step. I would analyze my tone and what I was saying to not sound too assertive or commanding. I was in an emotionally abusive relationship for longer than I care to admit because I thought that was normal – somebody had to put me in my place, remember? It is a vicious cycle; the more you let them, the more they put you down. It takes a lot of strength to fight it, break the cycle, but it is possible. And once you beat them, beat all that undermining, underestimating of yourself, you are freaking invincible.

Everyone has their own path and their own demons, so there is no unique approach. I can only share my journey and hope it will inspire you to awaken that badass inside of you who doesn’t take other people’s shit and that marches to the beat of their own drum. So without further ado, here’s what I did:

I reversed my approach

Instead of always considering what others said to be the truth and second-guessing my every single thought, I started second-guessing what others said and started believing in myself.

I started saying no

I was so lousy with boundaries, in a way that others could really push me around. Once I changed that, some people left and took their toxicity with them.

I reassured myself daily

I haven’t converted overnight to this confident superwoman. As a matter of fact, I still haven’t. Everyday I remind myself of my own worth, remind myself of how strong I am and how I only lose my strength by second-guessing it.

I started taking it as a compliment

Once I changed the way I interpreted the undermining comments, it was much easier to just shake them off. Before, a comment like ‘you are way to opinionated and assertive’ or ‘you should focus on starting to build a family, not a career’ used to feel so belittling (which it still is, don’t get me wrong). I now see those comments as personal applauds for how provocatively successful I am.

I became more vocal about supporting others on their own quests for greatness

Not that before I wasn’t cheering for others, I just wasn’t that upfront or vocal about it (and I am sorry for that). Loudly cheering and supporting others really is an awesome feeling, an amazing deed, and a catalyst for your own greatness.


And there you have it. Every little step altogether resulted in a great new energy of, to put it bluntly, being a BADASS. And badasses do amazing stuff.

If you enjoyed this read, check out 10 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Mental Well-being.

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