15 Reasons You & Your Ladies Need a Girls' Trip ASAP

Kayla Boyd | Jul 26, 2017 Healthy Living


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After earning $30.4 million at the box office its opening weekend, Girls Trip proved it's a film that women needed this summer. As difficult as it can be to take time away from your family or your job, sometimes a weekend with your friends is exactly what the doctor ordered. 

Here are 15 reasons why your girls' trip is long overdue. 

  • When's the Last Time You Spent a Few Days Away From Your Kids?

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    Being a mom is the most demanding full-time job a woman could have, but sometimes it's okay to leave the kids with their father, grandparents, aunt, or whoever else you trust in order to take some time for yourself. Chances are, you probably don't do it enough, if at all! 

  • When's the Last Time You Spent a Few Days Away From Your Husband?

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    Of course you probably love spending as much time as you can with your partner, especially if you both have a busy schedule. But nothing is wrong with taking a few days apart to have some fun with your girlfriends. 

  • When's the Last Time You Treated Yourself to a Nice Meal?

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    Going out to a fancy meal is hard to do with your whole family, especially if you have younger children. Make it a point to enjoy a nice brunch or dinner with your friends. 

  • When's the Last Time You Got Dressed Up?

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    Work clothes do not qualify as dressing up. Once in a while you have to put on your favorite dress, do your hair and makeup, and just feel flawless. It's mandatory! 

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  • When's the Last Time You Did Something New?

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    It doesn't have to be bungee jumping or zip-lining (although it could be), but what better time to try something new than in a new place with your girls? It could be as simple as trying a new type of food or getting a certain kind of massage for the first time. You know what they say: You only live once. 

  • When's the Last Time You Had a Sleepover?

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    Don't underestimate the power of a good sleepover, no matter how old you are. You would be surprised how comforting it can be to get all cozy in your pajamas and talk all night with your best friends.

  • When's the Last Time You Got a Break From Your Coworkers?

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    No matter how much you love your job, you see your coworkers every day. Even if you happen to work with your best friend, only hanging out in the office isn't the same as actually hanging out.

  • When's the Last You Were Able to Talk Crap About Men?

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    This is important! Men will never understand what it's like to deal with all the things we deal with. Sometimes you need your girls to get those frustrations off your chest. 

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  • When's the Last Time You Saw Your Friends Outside of a Special Occasion?

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    We often make it a point to be there for weddings and birthdays, and you probably text your close friends pretty often, but sometimes it takes more than that to keep a friendship going. You may need each other more than you realize. 

  • When's the Last Time You Traveled Somewhere New?

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    Traveling can be expensive and difficult to plan around schedules, but having a change of scenery is so needed sometimes. If there is somewhere you've always wanted to visit but haven't yet, then why not try to make it happen?!

  • When's the Last Time You Danced?

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    When you're with your friends, it doesn't matter how silly you look. Dancing is fun and you deserve to do it once in a while. 

  • When's the Last Time You and Your Girls Were Able to Vent?

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    Venting to your significant other is healthy and venting to your therapist is good too, but there is nothing like venting to your girls. Your real friends know when you're having a hard time, and even if they are just there to give obvious advice or a shoulder to cry on, it will make you feel a lot better. 

  • If You're Single, When's the Last Time You Got Laid?

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    Single moms deserve to have fun too. Don't be afraid to get back out there, girl! And I'm sure your friends will be more than willing to wingman for you. 

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  • When's the Last Time You All Had a Little Too Much to Drink?

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    Having a glass of wine at dinner doesn't count. Sometimes it takes a couple of mixed drinks to get the party started. 

  • When's the Last Time You Showed Your Friends How Much They Mean to You?

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    It's easy to forget to remind our loved ones how much we care about them. All it takes is a little bit of effort to make their day. 

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