At 37, it is VERY rare for me to hop on a TikTok trend, and want to apply it to my life wholeheartedly. Sometimes TikTok is just a place for Gen Z to “make fun” of Millennials… (Our skinny jeans, The side part, and Flared leggings… THEY ARE CALLED YOGA PANTS!! LOL) But they were really on to something with main character energy and romanticizing your life.
Over a year ago I wrote a blog post sharing 10 Simple Ways To Romanticize Your Life. Well, I am back in full force with 66 more ways you can start romanticizing your life. It has become this mixture of romanticizing the mundane, finding beauty everywhere you go, and exuding main character energy. This is something I absolutely embrace with my arms wide open.
Looking for magical moments in everyday life is something we can all do to move into a more mindful state of mind. It’s not about making these huge life-changing moves in your life but slowing down and noticing the smaller little fleeting moments of happiness. Showing gratitude, excitement, and contentment with what you have.
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Here are 66 ways you can romanticize your life:
(partners, friendships, family, and one you come in contact with, your community)
Write handwritten letters to friends/family/co-workers
Take yourself on a date
Buy yourself flowers
Write love letters to yourself.
(doing things for yourself, adventures, hobbies)
Go thrift shopping
Make a badass playlist
Try a new hairstyle
Put together a new outfit
Play with makeup
Have a solo photoshoot
Schedule some YOU time
Dress up for no reason
Wear a signature piece of jewelry
Take a romantic bath
(growth, learning, exploration, self-improvement)
Read a book
Learn a new language.
Visit a museum or art gallery.
Grab a canvas and paint in your living room.
Follow a YouTube cooking video.
Attend a play or musical.
Take a dance class.
Attend a concert
(either your religion or connecting with the world around you, nature)
Take yourself on a picnic
Go for a long walk
Spend a day at a farmer’s market
Curate a main character playlist
Spend time in nature.
Spend a day at the beach.
Go to a local hot spring or natural spring
Physical Health & Wellness
(Exercise and Your Relationship with Food)
Be active – Move your body
Meal Plan for the week
Drink more water
Try a new food
Make a recipe from scratch – pasta, bread
Go for a walk in the park
Learn to make specialty coffee drinks at home
Cook a fancy dinner for yourself.
Take a dance class.
Walk the trail at a nature reserve.
(your home, your belongings, and the resources you have at your fingertips)
Have a GYST day
Clean a cluttered area
Light the GOOD candles
Rearrange your furniture
Surround yourself with things you love.
Create a romantic atmosphere in your home.
(understanding and working on your emotions, traumas, and self-love)
Practice positive self-talk
Start your day with a gratitude journal
Love and accept yourself
Stop the negative comments
Have a dance party to songs from your teenage years
Reflect on your life
Write positive affirmations.
Write a list of everything you love about yourself.
Write in a journal about your feelings and emotions.
Create a memory jar or box filled with mementos and sentimental items that make you happy
(self-awareness, mindfulness, outlook on life)
Do a monthly reset
Crack more jokes
Live in the moment
Follow your passion
Go for a late-night drive with epic music
Journal on a regular basis
Do something spontaneous and fun.
(Lifestyle, Routines, Habits)
Create routines – Morning, Nightly, Self-Care, Skin Care, Hair Care, Makeup
Take care of yourself
Indulge in your favorite hobbies.
Romanticizing your life
As I get older I find myself wanting to live a simpler, non-techy lifestyle. This is funny because I have a blog and social media… So I kinda need technology. LOL Anyways, I digress… the point is even if you live in a techy world you can still slow down and notice the beauty around you. We often find ourselves taking advantage of that.
If you are anything like me and are on a personal growth journey… You know sometimes the journey can leave you by yourself. As a society, we have ALWAYS been taught to put love out into the world, and for so long no one talked about showing yourself love inwards. But now we have made it not so taboo to jump in feet first into self-care.
So now you made the conscious decision to spend more intentional time with yourself. . Looking inward. Undoing past trauma, learning about yourself and what you like. It becomes this never-ending adventure. So why not embrace in looking for the good in the world and within yourself?
I will forever own my main character energy and romanticize my life without shame. Will you?
Until Next Time, Have a Great Day! Remember you are a badass!