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How to Take Yourself Out on a Date

How to Take Yourself Out on a Date

Jen Phanomrat

Jen shares her tips on how to spice up the most important relationship in your life — the one with yourself.

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- Good morning. Today, I am taking you with me on a very special date to share my tips on how to spice up the most important relationship you will ever have in your life. That relationship is with yourself. I know, it sounds silly and, like, a little complicated, but it's actually really easy and kinda goes like this. Damn girl, you're lookin' like a snack. Stop, I just woke up, I look like a mess, but actually, last night, I did do a honey-lemon sugar scrub, so I'm feeling all types of delectable. OMG, next time you should mix in a little avocado in it, it is luscious. Yes, I love avocados, avocado toast, avocado smoothie, avocado salads, avocado oil. Let me tell you, it makes the best lubri-- Oh, whoa, whoa. TMI, TMI. But anyways, I was gonna ask you, would you like to go out with me today? Oh my God, yes, but first, let me get ready 'cause I wanna look real good for you. First step, get ready. I don't believe it's mandatory to groom yourself or to dress up fancy to go out, but I think it's a good idea to take time to freshen up and wear things that make you feel good about yourself. Don't focus on your so-called flaws. Be kind to yourself, even though it might be hard sometimes. You don't wanna be a judgemental date. The more open you are, the more you'll learn about yourself. Step two, give yourself something nice. Buy or make something just for you. Plants are the perfect gift. As long as you give it some TLC, it'll fill your space with good energy and make you feel happier in return, kind of like taking care of yourself. Welcome a little sweet treat, but don't overindulge, it'll only make you feel worse later. It doesn't have to be a special occasion, just make every pleasurable moment count. Step three, dine outside. It's one thing to cook for yourself at home, but it's a whole other experience, eating by yourself at a restaurant. I used to be too embarrassed to eat alone in public until I had to do it whenever I traveled for work. Then, I grew to appreciate it. Just like you would when eating with someone else, put the phone away. Enjoy the senses, look around, smell, taste, and savor. Don't worry, no one is gonna stare and pity you, and if someone does, don't pay them any mind. They just haven't gained the courage to book a table for one yet. Step four, do something just because. You don't have to be an expensive date. Sometimes, the simplest things are the most enjoyable, like visiting your favorite outdoor spot. It's like taking a long, romantic walk with yourself, 'cause, like, you're cute and all. You may feel tempted to take a selfie and post it on social media so everyone can know how much fun you're having, but don't, just savor this moment for yourself. Be right here, right now, as you are. And step five, make yourself feel good. You can sit and binge-watch Netflix any other night. Instead, do something physical. Workout or play music, and just dance because your body is screaming to move. Or, take some of that avocado oil and give yourself a good massage. You know, because there are many ways to practice self-love.

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