Get ready to fall in love with life all over again.
To romanticize your life is to add a touch of magic and wonder to your everyday experiences. It is about creating a life that makes you feel alive and in love with life.
From simple pleasures like taking a bubble bath or reading a book by candlelight, to more adventurous activities like exploring a new city or taking a dance class, these ideas will help you infuse your life with love and romance.
Whether you are single or in a relationship or a regular student, here are 30 practical ways to romanticize your life starting today.
Romanticize Your Life Meaning
The popular TikTok trend ‘romanticize your life’ encourages you to find beauty and magic in everyday moments, as you choose to view your life as the main character.
It’s about finally taking control of your life instead of taking the backseat as you watch your life just pass you by.
Choosing to romanticize your life is how you create your dream life.
It could be pretending to be the star of your own show as you get ready in the morning, or going on a solo trip, the trend encourages you to embrace your main character energy as well as the idea that life is inherently full of beauty and worthy of celebration.
While it can be easy to get bogged down in the monotony of day-to-day life, romanticising your life can help you see the world with fresh eyes and find joy in the little things.
Is It Bad To Romanticize Your Life?
I’ve always been a fan of Carrie Bradshaw. Her amazing wardrobe. Her glamourous writing job for Vogue. Her luxurious lifestyle and travels. You can say she is pretty much goals! She definitely inspires me to want more for myself.
Romanticising your life can become bad when you start to compare your life to others. Everyone can have a touch of glamour or luxury in their life, you just have to make it work with what you have.
So I want to focus on the positive aspect of this trend.
Which is to live your life in a way that makes you truly happy and in love with YOUR life.
Here’s How You Can Start Romanticizing Your Life
If you want to romanticize your life, creating your dream life is a great place to start.
This involves taking the time to reflect on what you truly want out of life and then making conscious choices to bring your dreams to fruition.
Create a Dream Morning Routine
One way to start creating your dream life is by establishing a dream morning routine.
Your morning routine sets the tone for the rest of your day. By adding a touch of romance to your morning, you can start your day off on a positive note.
Here are a few ideas to help you get started:
1. Start your day with an aesthetic breakfast
Brew a cup of your favorite tea or coffee and savor the aroma and taste. Start your day off right by having a romantic breakfast. You can some extra time to make an aesthetic breakfast in bed or go out to a café and enjoy a breakfast with a view.
Appreciation is also a key component of romanticizing your life. Take time each day to express gratitude for the people, experiences, and opportunities in your life. This could involve keeping a gratitude list, gratitude journal, or simply taking a moment to reflect on the good things in your life.
2. Write in Your Journal
Take a few minutes each morning to write in your journal. Write down your thoughts and feelings, as well as your dreams and aspirations. This can help you get clear on what you really want, making it easier to set the intention to romanticize your life as you build a deeper relationship with yourself.
3. Change Your Morning Playlist
Another way to romanticize life is by curating a soundtrack that wakes you up and keeps you going in the morning, particularly if you are the type to slugglishly get out of bed. Switch up your morning playlist from songs that leave you feeling happy and wanting to move your body!
4. Practice positive affirmations daily
Start your day by affirming yourself and speaking positively about your life. No more being a self hating queen. The real secret is anyone can live a romanticized life, it just all about your perspective and how you see the world. Start talking to yourself differently and watch how your life changes.
4. Take a Morning Walk
The sun is shining, the birds are singing, your energy is high, the streets are filled with sounds of people commuting to their destinations, it’s the perfect time to take a leisurely stroll around your neighborhood or a nearby park. Enjoy being alive and take in the sights and sounds of nature.
Practice mindfulness by being present in the moment. Focus on your surroundings and take in the beauty of the world around you. We can miss so much of the beauty around us because we are constantly distracted by the thoughts in our heads or our devices.
Take the time to appreciate the little things in life and find joy in the present moment. It’s all about the little things that make a world of difference when it comes to romanticizing your life.
Treat Yourself to Romantic Experiences
When it comes to romanticizing your life, treating yourself to romantic experiences is a must. It doesn’t matter whether you are single or not, it’s great to pour into the relationship you have with yourself as a way to show yourself some love and appreciation.
Here are a few ways you can treat yourself to romantic experiences:
6. Buy yourself flowers
There’s nothing like a beautiful bouquet of flowers to brighten up your day and make you feel like the main character of your life. Flowers are a simple affordable way to show yourself some love and appreciation.
7. Go on solo dates
Who says you need a partner to go on a date? Treat yourself to a night out, go see a movie, try a new restaurant, or take a walk by the beach to watch the sunset, or plan a romantic picnic for yourself.
You can start romanticizing your life by really enjoying your own company and doing whatever you want.
8. Buy Yourself a Gift
Treat yourself to something special. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Maybe it’s a new book, a candle, or a piece of jewelry, you could even hand make something for you. Whatever it is, make sure it’s something meaningful that makes you happy :).
9. Plan a getaway
Who doesn’t love a good vacation to get away from all your troubles? Ever seen the movie Eat Love Pray? Some people go away to get over heartbreak, to rediscover their true self or just to take a well deserved break.
Sometimes, you just need to change your environment to teach you how to fall in love with your life again.
10. Burn Candles
Add a touch of romance to your self care night routine by lighting candles and listening to your slow favourite tunes as you unwind with a glass of wine or a good book, a break from all the busyness and stresses that the day brings.
11. Write love letters to yourself
Writing love letters or poetry to your current or future self is another way to romanticize your life. Take the time to write thoughtful, heartfelt messages and think of the joy and anticipation of rereading them when you need a good pick me up.
12. Cuddle up with a good book
Get lost in a good book. Reading can be a great way to escape and unwind. Choose a book that you’ve been wanting to read and make time for it. Invest in a fluffy comfortable boo pillow and snuggle up with it. Or you can cuddle up with your pet instead
Romanticize Your Life By Becoming the Main Character
You are the star of your own life. You have the power to create your own story and make it as fulfilling as you desire. Embrace your main character energy and start doing things that make you feel good. Here are some ways to become the main character of your life:
13. Invest in your wardrobe
Nothing screams main character energy more than the girl who turns heads when she walks into a room. Wear clothes that make you feel confident and comfortable. Think of who you want to be perceived as and express that in your personal style.
When you feel good about yourself, it shows in your interactions with others and affects the way you show up for yourself.
14. Have a luxurious bath or a spa day at home
Self-care is an important part of romanticizing your life. Take some time to pamper yourself with a relaxing bubble bath, a face mask, or a massage. Treat yourself to something that makes you feel extra special, it’s a form of self love and you’ll so happy you took the extra time to give yourself a little TLC.
15. Plan your day in advance
If you’re anything like me, you need to plan exciting things to do otherwise it’s pretty easy to fall back into the same routine. Sometimes all it takes is planning your outfits and things to do a day before, so you can actually do something you’ve always wanted to do.
Living a life worth romanticizing doesn’t happen by accident, you actually have to make it happen.
16. Create a vision board
Creating a vision board is a great way to visualize your dreams and goals. You can include pictures of things that inspire you, quotes that motivate you, and anything else that makes you feel inspired as you work towards creating the life of your dreams.
The dream man you want exists. Hang him up in a prominent place where you can see him every day, imagination is a great way to romanticize life.
17. Have more rest days
How can you possibly romanticize your life, when there isn’t any time on your schedule to do the things that are worth romanticizing about? Try dedicating a day in the week for yourself. Slow down and rest, that is the only way to live the soft life in your main character era.
If you are busy mom with no idea how to make your schedule work to romanticize your life, try creating shorter to-do lists or ask for more help.
Related: Why do I feel guilty when I relax?
18. Celebrate special milestones
Special occasions are another opportunity to romanticize your life. No achievement or milestone is too small to go without being acknowledged. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or holiday, take the time to celebrate in a way that feels special and meaningful to you.
This could be as big as planning a getaway, hosting a dinner party, or something small like indulging in your plant obsession and celebratory dance.
19. Have a Photoshoot Or A Makeover
A photoshoot or makeover can help you feel more confident, beautiful, and empowered.
Whether you’re taking photos for your social media profiles or simply just for the fun of it, investing in a photoshoot is always a good idea so that you can look back on how far you’ve come and they make for great memories too!
20. Take a dance class or a new hobby
Have you ever wanted to try something new but never had the confidence to go for it? Well, I used to be in the same boat, but all it takes is just starting one thing that lights you up. You can find some feminine hobbies that will inspire you and possibly give you the confidence to try more things.
21. Create a bucket list of things you want to do
Have you ever thought of what your dream life looks like? If money wasn’t a thing what would you rather be doing? How would you fill your days? Creating a bucket list makes life more meaningful and worth living as it gives you things to look forward to.
Small Ways To Romanticize Your Life As A Student
If you’re looking to add a little romance to your life as a student, you don’t have to go all out. Sometimes it’s the small things that make the biggest impact. Here is a guide on how to romanticize your life as a student.
22. Stop scrolling
Quit social media or at least do a social media detox. Use your free time to create more experiences.
Connecting with the world around you is also a great way to romanticize life. This could involve going for a hike, camping under the stars, or simply taking a walk in your neighbourhood. Spending time in the real world can help you feel more grounded, present, and appreciative of the beauty around you.
23. Dress up for no reason
Take the time to dress up, even if you’re just staying in. Put on your favorite outfit and do your hair and makeup. You’ll feel more confident and attractive. This act of dress for no reason is a surefire way to boost your mood and it will surely get you to leave the house more often.
24. Surround yourself with beauty
Art, plants, books, shoes, seashells, a picture of Dwayne Johnson by your bedside.
Start a collection of something you love. It could be anything that brings you joy and give you something to focus on when life gets a bit dull.
25. Use Nice Dishes
Don’t save your fancy dishes for special occasions. Use them every day. Eating off of nice dishes can make even a simple meal feel special and even work up an appetite!
26. Add touches of luxury in your home
Its nice to switch up your space every once in a awhile. Decorating your home when you get bored is another way to romanticize your life. This could involve new wallpaper or paints, new fragrances, furniture, stringing lights, hanging ornaments.
You could even make this a fun DIY project but the goal is to create a cozy, inviting atmosphere that feels luxurious ✨
27. Go for a long drive
What better way to escape life’s chaos than to go for a long drive? You have no obligations or stressors, just the open road and the freedom to explore. You can romanticize your drive, by turning off your phone, put on some relaxing tunes, and venture out into the great unknown.
28. Switch up your routine
If you always take the same route to work, or to the gym try going in a different route this time. You never know what hidden treasures you might find. Think about all the possibilities that lie ahead, you could end up meeting someone new and interesting.
29. Wear cute lounge wear & lingerie
It’s time to ditch your old scruffy looking joggers for actual pyjamas. Look into some feminine night dress or loungewear pieces you can wear at home.
30. Spend a day exploring a new city
Maybe you don’t have the money to travel to a dreamy destination. But what about cities that are near your area, those typically do not involve a big budget or travel plans, you get to be spontaneous and be a tourist in your own country.
This is a perfect way to spend the weekend as a student who wants to romanticize life on a budget.
Why You Should Romanticize Your Life
If you find that your life has lost it’s spark, then it’s to take action and add some spark to your daily routine. Romanticising your life should be viewed as a good thing as opposed to something bad, as it can help you find your mojo again in life. I hope this 30 ideas to romanticize your life help you find yours.