5 Step Guide To Enjoying a Movie Night-in Alone


Recently, I've been spending a lot of time watching films and catching up on the likes of American Horror Story. Pause this a second... but how amazing is Hotel?!

I have been trying to switch my laptop off a lot earlier so I can unwind in the evenings so I thought I would put together a little post of how to enjoy a movie night in by yourself. In some ways, movie nights alone suck (no cuddles, no kisses, no company) but there are SO many positives too!

Here is everything you need to do to enjoy a night in by yourself!

1. Settle on something you will watch
I have such a bad habit of getting distracted by social media when I can't find a good film to watch. So, I find it much easier to find something to watch and have it ready to play for when I'm ready.

Benefits? Having a huge Panasonic television means when it's time to hit 'play'; who even needs to be at the cinema on a Saturday night?!

2. Turn off all electronics
I sometimes find myself getting distracted half way through films if my phone alerts me that so and so has tweeted me. So, I've been finding it much better to just switch off my phone, laptop and tablet and completely disconnect from the world.

Benefits? You can forget about that email that needs sending for the time being! It can SO wait!

3. Have an hour long bath
To some this may be too long but hour long baths are a regular occurrence in my life. Nothing relaxes me more after a hard time or a stressful day than running the water, watching a bath bomb fizz around the tub and then having a long soak to relax all my muscles. I find baths really help to de-stress me in general and are a great escape from the real world and really help to clear my head.

Benefits? If using a glittery bath bomb, you can look like a shimmery fairy for the rest of the night.

4. Big sweater, PJ shorts & fluffy socks
Do I even need to explain this one? Heaven.

Benefits? Gurlllllll; he be wishing he still had that butt ;-)

5. Grab your snacks and pop & holla at your pet
A must for me! My favourites include strawberry lace sweets, chocolate biscuits and a big fat tub of salted chocolate ice-cream.

It isn't in the rule book that you must go completely cuddle-less in order to enjoy time alone, either.Benefits? NO SHARING (unless you have a dog!) and you will feel loved and appreciated; until they run away.

There we have it! My 5 step guide to enjoying a movie night-in alone. How do you like to unwind?

Ashleigh x

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  1. Nights in alone are made all the more better by cuddling my pets <3 with you on that one! xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

    1. I agree! My cat gives the best cuddles especially when he's super sleepy! :)
      Love your blog design Ioanna!

      Ashleigh x

  2. I loveeeee these tips! You're so right; sometimes a movie night alone is the way to go. I have a projector behind my bed and a wireless mouse so just add popcorn and I never have to move again. Totally agree with you about baths too!!


    1. It definitely is! I'm so jealous you have a projector. I have seen them on Pinterest boards and they look so cosy!!

      Ashleigh x

  3. Ahhh this gives me the comfy feels! Totally agree with this post. <3

    Hannie Arden, huemorist.blogspot.com.

  4. I live for the Friday nights when my other half goes out and me and the cat settle down to watch netflix.... is that sad? haha! Totally agree with all the above, so wish we had a bath!!
    Laura x

    1. I don't think that's sad haha. Everyone needs space and time on their own to relax and gather thoughts. I couldn't live life without a bath! How do you cope with just a shower?!

      Ashleigh x


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