Relationships are everything in life. Humans need and thrive on relationships, even those introverted souls. Think about it. Your spouse or partner, your children, your coworkers. Your parents. These are the relationships that help you get through life.
Sometimes, however, you need a little something more. You need your girls.
No, not your daughters. Your girlfriends. The ladies who lift you up and help you out–through motherhood, rocky relationships, aging parents, bad days at work and celebrations. They’re your go-to call when something amazing happens and your shoulder to cry on when you need it.
Sadly, all those things that they support you through can also be the reason you don’t see one another as much as you’d like. Life and responsibility (even the good parts) are time-consuming and our friends often get the short end of the stick.
That’s why you need a ladies night out!
The camaraderie you get from bonding time with your girlfriends is unparalleled. The benefits of female friendships include reduced stress, improved mental health and more.
Often these friendships shift and change through life. You gravitate toward women who you have something in common with–either children the same age, you work together or you have common hobbies.
Personally, I developed some great friendships when I worked in corporate America. I know that this isn’t always the case. Many times, women feel like they’re in competition with one another, with grade-school cattiness carrying over to adulthood.
Now that I’m not in the corporate world anymore, I try to surround myself with other like-minded women: Business owners, locals and moms who share similar values as me and who know the importance of fostering these relationships. That includes getting out of the house together and connecting.
Where to Host a Ladies Night Out
- Hold a book club meeting at a local coffee shop or (quiet) bar. Even if you don’t have time to read the whole book, it still gives you an excuse to get out of the house.
- If weather permits, book a bi-weekly hike or walk. This is a great option if you have stroller-aged kids and have a hard time scheduling an adult-only outing.
- Take a staycation at a local resort and enjoy the pool and spa kid-free.
- Incorporate a good sweat session into your ladies night out and take a class together at a local gym.
- Take turns hosting happy hour at one another’s houses. This saves money and you can even turn it into a theme evening–everyone comes in their pajamas!
- Visit Taylor Made and create your own custom nail polishes and we’ll take care of all the refreshments so you can focus on spending time together. Check out one of our special Ladies Night Out events or book your own!