Sometimes we’re so concerned with finding a way to fill every single minute of every day interacting with people that we forget to take a step back and give ourselves some quality “me” time. Spending time alone is a way to recharge your mental batteries and regroup, everybody needs to do it now and then!

Many advise to travel somewhere new, get a spa or massage treatment, go shopping, and many other good advice that spend money. BAKP Petra also has some advice which doesn’t need money! When you are broke but in urgent need of some me time, embark on a solo mission to treat yourself to these 3 activities for a date with yourself.


  1. People watch. Go to a public place, like a park or the mall, sit back, and enjoy the show. People watching is always interesting, often hilarious, sometimes sweet, and every once in a while, it can even make you give some of the stuff you do a second thought, too.


  1. Challenge your mind. Complete a crossword, sudoku, or, if you’re feeling ambitious, a Rubik’s Cube. If you finish them all by yourself, you get total bragging rights instead of having to share them with a partner.


  1. Stargaze. Lay on your back and marvel at your complete and utter smallness in comparison to the rest of the universe.

To complete your solo penniless adventure, end your journey by taking the longest, hottest bath of your life. Turn on some soothing music and enjoy a long soak with no fear of unwelcome interruptions.


Happy me time!!