Springtime is finally just around the corner. Snow is turning to rain, flowers will be peaking out, and the ducks and bunnies will start looking for a mate, which sounds like a great idea to us! However, while we still have some time, let’s get started on another early season tradition: spring cleaning. While usually this means making your home sparkle, we’re talking about you here! Here are our top 4 self-care tips for spring dating so you can present the best version of yourself.
Feel Good In Your Skin
Hopefully, you already know to put on some nice clothes and clean up for your date. However, you should also be making sure that you look good to yourself, and for yourself. Your body shouldn’t give you extra anxiety. It’s the only one you have, so make it work for you! Do things that make you feel sexy.
Hair can often be a point of anxiety, but you can work to make it a strength! For many guys, even the thought of going bald scares them. Research different hair loss solutions, like using topical finasteride or minoxidil, to see what works best for you. Or, if you have hair where you don’t want it, look into upgrading your razor or treating yourself to a professional waxing.
You can also look at spicing up your wardrobe. Getting some new clothes that you feel good about can instantly fill you with confidence. Online styling services can revamp your look, or reinvent your style entirely. They’ll help you find clothes that make you feel confident in any situation; be it work, home or going out.
Get To Know Yourself
You are the most important part of self-care! It’s hard to know what kind of self care you need if you don’t know yourself very well. On top of that, potential dates are going to want to know more about you, so get ahead of their questions by taking the time to learn more about yourself. To get you started, ask yourself questions like:
- What are your goals?
- What kind of person are you looking for?
- What things make you happy?
- How do you love?
You may feel like you intrinsically know the answer, but take time to think about these questions and have a well formulated answer. One great self-care tactic is journaling. Springtime can be a great kicking off point as you’re coming out of the doldrums of winter. Write down your thoughts every day, and reflect on yourself. Journaling has a number of mental health benefits, and can help you feel better prepared for a date.
Move Your Body
Getting fit is a goal that almost everyone has going into the summer, so why not get ahead of the beach bod and be fit by spring! There are a lot of different ways to get fit, for people with any experience level. Cardio, like running or biking can help you to lose weight. Or, try to build some muscle. If you’re just getting started, there are plenty of bodyweight exercises that require no equipment, and can be done from your home. No need to invest in a gym membership.
Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore where you labor through a workout. Look into activities near you that get you moving while having some fun. Hobbies like bouldering, team sports, or even dancing can be more fun than just picking weights up and putting them down.
Exercising isn’t only for looking better. It also triggers endorphins in your system to lift your mood, help you sleep better, and improve your self-confidence. Moreover, it can provide a connection with a potential partner who has similar interests. If you fall in love with something like hiking, you’ll always have an easy date idea in your back pocket.
Nurture Your Home
Home care is self care. A cluttered, disorganized space will almost certainly reflect into a cluttered, disorganized mind. Get around to doing some more traditional spring cleaning. Those clothes you’ve been meaning to donate? Let this be the sign to get on it.
It’s much easier to maintain a clean space than to cram in cleaning your home before a date. Take a weekend now to tidy up your home. That way, you won’t have to spend all your date preparation time vacuuming carpets and can avoid the embarrassment of your partner seeing that pile of dirty underwear you missed while in a rush.
You can also take this time to invest more into your living space. Look at refreshing your home with a coat of paint here and there, or a new bedspread to change the vibe in your bedroom. Having your home be a place that you feel comfortable will not only make you feel better on dates, but also put you in a better mood all day.
So, are you ready to dive into self-care? These are our top 4 self-care tips for spring dating that can just be a starting point as you get ready to hop back into the dating scene. If you’re looking for an experienced matchmaker in Atlanta, we might just know someone! Give us a call at 404-888-1118 to get started.