Life is stressful at times from the day-to-day and all that is happening across the globe, it is understandable to feel a bit clouded and flat. Being kind to yourself through these periods is key to coping with life's pressures.
You may laugh at some of our fave tips below but for us at Paint Juicy, we stand by them and would love to share them in the hope you love them too!
Unplug and unwind amazing folk.
Have a Self-Care Night
Stress has a way of bogging us down. Your mind and body are craving some me-time. Set aside one night or even a weekend for some self-care.
Now, there are many ways to have a self-care night. You could do an at-home spa night and lavish yourself with some skincare products. If you’re feeling some back pain from your workweek, why not try doing some relaxing stretches and yoga? You could also make yourself a nice warm bath and read a book while sipping on some wine.
Find the self-care activity that will bring you the most relief from stress. Sometimes, it could be as simple as meditating by just being quiet and listening to your body
Start to Sing
Sing ya heart out, sister! Singing out aloud is the perfect way to pump up your mood. You don't need an audience, just select your favourite Spotify playlist and let the tunes flow.
Get into the Community
Do you feel like you have become misaligned with the things that matter the most to you? Take the chance to disconnect from social media and reconnect with your community, instead. Many volunteer opportunities are available—animal shelters, donate to charity, organise a donation drive locally within the neighbourhood, or reach out to support services to see if they need assistance.
Cook for Yourself
You deserve a delicious meal after a long week. Now, you could simply do take-out, but where’s the fun in that? (Don't get me wrong, I do love some UberEats!)
Treat yourself to a home-cooked meal made by you. It is such a rewarding and fulfilling experience to eat a delicious meal that you have cooked yourself.
And because you are your only customer, you don’t have to worry about impatient people asking when the food will be ready. You can have some fun in the kitchen and even play some music and sing as you cook.
Create a delicious red wine pasta sauce or make a big batch of curry. We love Curry Traders curries personally. Their packs are thoughtfully put together so all you need to do is follow the step by step guide.
If food makes you happy, why not spend a day preparing a bountiful meal for your family? Look up some new recipes to try out online, go out to shop for the ingredients, and make your meal as delicious and creative as it can be.
You can go the next level by preparing different courses—think of an appetiser, a main course, and a yummy dessert. If you want, you can take some time baking something, too!
Host a Game Night
Bring out your competitive spirit by hosting a game night. Invite some friends over and break out some fun card and board games. You can stick with the classics or try a fun new game together. And for added hilarity and chaos, keep the wine flowing!
Spend Time with Your Furry Friends
Another way to gain peace of mind is appreciating the beauty of the outdoors. Yes, you can do this alone, but make the trip more fun by bringing a furry friend with you. Enjoy a long walk and visit your local park—don’t rush and take the time to enjoy your surroundings.
If there’s one nearby, take your pet to a dog park and let them run wild to find some new friends. After all, you’re dog’s socialising alleviates their stresses too!
Spend Time on a Hobby
Hobbies are fun to have, but due to our busy schedules, we often don’t have time for them. For a relaxing night at home, why not set aside some time to do some hobbies?
You can pick up on an old hobby you still love but never have the time to do. Or maybe you can finally try out that new hobby you’ve been dying to get into.
Unleash your crafty self, hit up your favourite store, and shop for some crafting or building supplies. Is there a DIY project you’ve been putting off? Do you have a Pinterest board of ideas you’ve always dreamed of making? Use this time to finally bring this project into reality and add a new piece of decor to your home.
In the springtime, one of the most rewarding things you can do is build your own garden. Do some weeding, plant some new flowers, and make sure your bushes are under control. Not only will the peace of gardening be rewarding, but you’ll also enjoy beautiful blooms when the time comes.
Unleash Your Artistic Side
If you’re running out of girls' night ideas, why not dabble in some painting while sipping on wine? You don’t have to be Picasso to enjoy a paint and sip party with your friends. After all, it’s not a competition of who can make the best painting. It’s about having fun with your girls.
And if you want to spice things up, Paint Juicy has an assortment of paint and sip sessions that will really make your night memorable. Get a drag show and painting in one with our drag queen paint and sip sessions. If you want an experience that’s a little risqué, we also have nude paint and sip sessions with some nude male models in a safe and respectful environment.
Sometimes, the best art comes when you have had a cheeky vino. And what better way to have fun with the girls than by sipping as you paint?
You deserve a night to relax and have fun from time to time. Whatever activity you choose, just make sure you make the most out of your night. It doesn’t matter if you do it alone or with friends. Just find your joy in whatever way you choose.
Who knew mixing art and wine can be so fun? At Paint Juicy, you are guaranteed a fun paint and sip session at our locations in Burleigh Heads, Upper Coomera or in Brisbane. This all started with a dream to expand on inclusivity for the LGBTIQA+ community and create a great and welcoming space for all. We also offer team building, birthday parties, hens parties and private paint and sip events. Book a ticket now!