How to prepare for your date night by using self-care

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Life can be pretty hectic at times.  Preparing for a date no matter where you have found your date from such as Fife dating or another website.

Below I have listed some ways to prepare for your date but also to help you relax if you are nervous about the whole thing!

 

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While we are busy running around juggling those balls, we often forget to pause.  Pause for ourselves, to look after ourselves and to be thankful for what we have.

 

Getting prepared and staying calm is so important and should be something that should be enjoyable and not stressful.   Taking the stress out of preparing for a date by using the tactics below not only refreshes you but does make things seem less stressful.

 

Below I have listed a few activities you can do for date night but also on a regular basis too.  You only need a short amount of time for these.  I can assure you that if you do these on a regular basis they will most certainly improve your mind, your body and your soul and allow you to take things in your stride such as dating.

 

Light a Candle

This small ritual is so relaxing.  Whether you light a candle when you are having a bath or sitting down with a cup of tea, this ritual is so easy.  When you light your candle, give thanks for all the wonderful things from that day.  I want to introduce you to candles from The Chapel.  These are designed by the lovely Amanda.  Amanda believes that too often these days we mistake a hectic schedule for a full life, she believes that the time that truly belongs to us is the moment when we pause and sometimes all it takes is a few minutes to be still to ignite our imagination and give us the chance to think about what’s really important in our lives.  She’s released a range of candles, hand creams and fragrances to take this message out to everyone, encouraging people to slow down and be in their own moment.

 

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Unplug for an hour

We always seem to be connected.  Not only that we are often expected to be available 24/7.  I have committed to switching off my mobile when I travel the 60 minutes on the train to work each day.  I often just day dream and look out the window.  It’s beautiful and refreshing just spending time looking at the scenery.  Why not give yourself a break from your phone too?

 

Be Mindful of Your Mind & Body

Give your body the attention it needs.  Be mindful of what is going on.  You also get the opportunity to lie down – which is a great thing!  You could also do a quick meditation routine.  There are tonnes of apps out there to help you.  Just give your body and mind the attention it deserves.

 

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Laughter is the Best Medicine

I love to laugh.  Especially those real belly laughs.  The laughter that has tears streaming down your face.  Why not watch a comedy on TV, or reminisce about something funny that happened recently or a while ago.  Or how about laughter yoga?  Just start laughing and see where it takes you!

Have a Spa Day

You don’t need to splash out the cash for a relaxing spa day.  You can do it from home.  Have a long bubble bath, sit around in your robe, do your nails and read some magazines.  You could even have your partner massage your back too.  Remember to turn off your phone too if you really want some time to yourself.

 

 

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I do hope these ideas have given you some inspiration on how to give yourself the space to get ready for your date but also to relax your mind and not stress.

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