In the age of Instagram, Facebook and TikTok, the way we look can seem like the most important indicator of who we are, what we like and how we live.
While it’s true that our physicality can say a lot about our identity, what shines even brighter is what comes from within. When our goals are simply more likes or followers, it’s easy to forget that life is a constant journey of self improvement and discovery.
Sure, finding inspiration in the midst of a pandemic is hard. Still, there are plenty of opportunities to put on your favorite The Feathers mascara and learn more about ourselves and the world around us. How? Here are some ideas of activities you can do today to think big and discover yourself:
Visit a Gallery or Museum
As in-person venues begin to reopen, take an opportunity to support local art institutions with a visit to your nearest museum or art gallery. By stepping away from our hyper-targeted for-you-pages and recommendation feeds, we’re bound to find something new that inspires us. As warmer weather makes outdoor activities more appealing, search for a local sculpture garden or outdoor exhibit. Plus, your Writing on the Wall eyeliner won’t budge, no matter the weather.
Invest in a Class
As adults, we still have a lot to learn. Whether it’s a new style of dance, pottery or language, investing in yourself and your skills and hobbies has significant payoffs in the long term. Call a friend and check out Groupon for deals on classes near you. You never know, you may discover your hidden talent!
Take Yourself on a Date
When we’re stuck in our head, going out to eat by ourselves can be awkward and intimidating. That being said, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, you deserve to take yourself out on a date. Pick your favorite restaurant and post-date activity, put on your trusted eyebrow gel and enjoy your own company. Sure, it may be strange for a few minutes but afterward, you’ll be glad you gave yourself a chance.
Host a Girls Night
A lot of the time, our friends know us better than we know ourselves. Over the past year or so, we haven’t been seeing as much of our closest friends as we may have liked. As it becomes safe, it’s time to change those weekly calendar invites from virtual to in-person. Invite your friends over for a spa day, cook a nice meal and trade details of your current favorite highlighter.