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Indulging In Alone Time

The Skinny Confidential talks alone time.

The Skinny Confidential talks alone time.

So when I was in Sedona, Arizona I realized I had needed to have more alone time, aka me time.

Like, time by myself without anyone, kinda me time.

I couldn’t remember the last time I had had time by self.

So I decided to make a list of ways I like to spend time alone ( weird, but sometimes a visual works for me ):

The Skinny Confidential talks alone time.

1.) Go outside: this includes taking a walk, listening to a podcast ( latest favorite: Serial ), walking the dogs, going for a run, &/or working out outside. I also love going to the Farmer’s Market & picking out some flowers. Flowers make me happy! Putting flowers around the house & kind of designing them all pretty is another fun alone time hobby.

2.) Enjoy dessert: ALONE! Sometimes it’s nice to have a sweet treat like a piece of dark chocolate. I had some leftovers from my Galentine’s Party so I totally dipped in to my dessert fund & chilled out on the couch, watched some “Real Housewives,” & enjoyed a Skinny Cow chocolate dipped ice cream bar in vanilla almond crunch ( thank God for the nuts x chocolate! ).

3.) Light a candle: along with dessert, I like to light a candle, turn on music, grab a sweet treat, & chill out. Usually this will include a book & some Brazilian music. Reading is one of my favorite things in the world to do. Hanging out with my puppies while I read, with a little music, a little chocolate (my current fave is the Skinny Cow ‘blissful truffle’), & a candle is HEAVEN.

The Skinny Confidential talks alone time.

The Skinny Confidential talks alone time.

4.) Go to a restaurant: ALONE! LOL. YESSSS. The other day I grabbed an iced coffee & headed to True Foods for a little kale salad, street tacos, & computer time! Nothing like eating alone at a restaurant : ). My favorite thing ever. Sometimes I’ll even play a card game like Solitaire by myself too!

5.) Drink a cup of coffee & CHILLLLL: I loveeeee enjoying a cup of coffee ( with extra cinnamon please! ) by myself. There’s nothing better than sitting in peace with a delicious iced cup of coffee. Right now I’m sipping on Skinny Cow mocha latte creamy iced coffee. If anyone comes near my bubble when I’m relaxing with my coffee, I’m kind of a grouch.

How do you like to spend time alone?

– Lauryn, xx

P.S. Check out the new line of delicious Skinny Cow products for your own me time indulgence.

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* this post is sponsored by Skinny Cow— as always, all opinions are my own.

The Skinny Confidential talks alone time.

The Skinny Confidential talks alone time.

  1. I used to be terrified of alone time but when I actually allowed myself to enjoy in the moment and my own company, it became so enjoyable and something I started to look forward to. Absolutely love your ideas! Xx

  2. i travel a lot for work and am often alone. there is nothing i love more than sitting in a restaurant alone in a foreign country and sipping a glass of red wine. i people watch and write and think. it’s one of my favorite things about traveling. i feel so anonymous and like i can really, truly just be.

  3. I prefer my alone time usually in the bath or reading in bed. I don’t mind shopping alone but I get a little anxious if I go out to eat alone. Mostly because people stare at me and I get the worst table in the place!

  4. I am a HUGE fan of your blog and just you in general. I can always count on you for great tips, cute ideas, and keeping it real! Seriously you are my favorite blog to read, hands down! With that said, Seeing clearly sponsored posts like this is def not what I come to your blog for…Just a little feed back from a loyal follower/ fan! Xoxo

  5. Hi Lauryn
    Was this post sponsored by Skinny Cow. Normally when I read a blog promoting a product that the blogger has received something to promote, it is stated that it is a sponsored blog.
    The add on at that end about checking out Skinny Cows new range made me think it may be a sponsored post?
    Or perhaps you just really are into their products? Just wanted to clarify please. Thanks Hun. X

    1. Yes, all opinions are my own. There’s a disclaimer at the end of the post. I don’t put anything on my blog I don’t like.

  6. Once I learned how to be alone.. there is nothing I enjoy more these days than my free alone time. & if I want to walk around the house naked, I will. It is so empowering when you don’t have to count on anyone else. I like to sit and listen to music the most. Having mini dance parties around my house with the music blaring is the most freeing in the world for me

  7. Magazines are definitely an alone time guilty pleasure of mine, but the best thing is late night workout when no one else is at the gym!

    P.S. Probably the cutest candle ever ^

  8. As I get older I am learning to really love alone time. I’m a big fan of quiet time and being able to do what I want without any questions.

  9. I second all of these choices! I try to have some me time every week! My favorite is to curl up with a good book and a glass of wine.

  10. I loooove going to markets and the beach. There is something about being in a crowd on your own, getting the time to talk to some of the stall owners, and then going to dip my toes in the ocean that just does wonder for me.

    I’m starting to get into the whole eating out on my own thing. I have to be honest and say I much prefer to dine out with company, but this week I’m trying dinner at a restaurant alone for the first time – we’ll see how that goes!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  11. I admittedly love spending time alone! I’m planning a “date” with myself for wednesday! might just show it on the blog 😉

    loved the post Lauryn! x

  12. I can´t live without my alone time. Being an Aquarius AND an only child, alone time is just as necessary as breathing for me, and I am not exaggerating. I get cranky if I don´t get it. One of my FAVORITE things to do alone is TRAVEL. You get to do what you want, when you want, and how you want in another city. I did it last year in Paris for the first time, and it is one of the best things I have done for myself.


  13. Lauryn,

    What’s your thoughts on the amount of sugar in the iced coffee drinks? I’ve been wanting to try them but 18g of sugar seems like a bit much. Thoughts?


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