Girls’ Night is Good For You

Spending time with your girlfriends helps your mind, body and soul.

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A girls’ night is a special time for women to gather together and recharge their batteries. Carving out special time to be with your closest girlfriends is an opportunity to be surrounded by positive energy and to be uplifted and inspired by the company of the people you love. 

Feeling connected
According to Healthline, maintaining your female social connections can release serotonin and oxytocin, hormones that radically improve moods and can also help to boost self-esteem and confidence. These connections are important to women of all ages, close female friendships provide women with a strong sense of stability and acceptance. 

 
 
 
 
 
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"What a girl's night does for women is tap into an essential truth about our gender, which is that women need to be heard. What is true for most women is that the men in their lives, be it a spouse, a boyfriend, or even colleagues at work, don't have the capacity to hear them when they are feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Women need a break from the demands of their day-to-day lives," family therapist Maud Purcell told the CtPost.

Girls’ night is a perfect opportunity to socialize and connect with friends, which is essential for good mental health and can help to reduce the risk of depression and anxiety. 

Girls just wanna have fun
In addition to the mental benefits, a girls' night can also have positive effects on the body. Incorporating movement into your evening with the girls can help to reduce stress, which is known to be a major contributor to a wide range of health problems. According to Shape,  dancing, laughing, and chatting with friends can also be a great way to get some exercise, improve memory and boost your mood to make you feel happy and energized.

Bond over a great flick
Watching a good movie with your besties is a fantastic way to bond. Deciding to come together to watch a movie as a group will divert your attention from your real life worries and create a new shared experience. From classic comedies to romantic tearjerkers there are so many great movies to choose from. Check out these recommendations from Seventeen to help find a movie that you and your friends will relate to.

 
 
 
 
 
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Good for the soul
The Journal reports that a girls' night can also be good for the soul. It's a chance to let loose, be yourself, and forget about the long list of demands that most women juggle. It's a time to reconnect with your inner self and to be fully present in the moment. They recommend making your girls’ night memorable by trying something adventurous or new together.

All in all, a girls' night is a wonderful way to take a break from the daily grind and to connect with your closest friends to help nurture your mind, body, and soul. So, next time you're feeling in need of a little pick-me-up, why not call your friends and plan a night together? You'll be glad you did!  

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