Disclaimer: the most important relationship you’ll ever have is the one with yourself.
Whether you’re looking to embrace your own inner connection, lean into more self-love or simply enjoy a Netflix and Chill evening alone, here’s the top ways to spend a New Year’s Self Date Night…
Self Dating Tips for 2022 – Have a relaxing bath
There is nothing more calming than a relaxing bath. Shutting out the outside world can really help ground and centre you, so you can enter the New Year as your best self. For a truly magical experience, try this self-love ritual from Emma Rosa (aka The Mystical Self). Turn the lights down low for a sense of peace, cleanse your space with some incense and set an intention for your bath time. Light some candles, honour your inner goddess and romance yourself by infusing the bath with Westlab Mindful Bath Salts (RRP: £7.99) and some rose petals. Put on your favourite dreamy soundtrack and speak romantic messages to each part of your body. This will instantly change up your energy and open your heart.
Self Dating Tips for 2022 – Give yourself the ultimate DIY manicure
Netflix and Chill doesn’t have to always be with another person you know, sometimes those nights curled up alone doing what you love most can be the most relaxing. So, slip into some comfy pyjamas, whack on your favourite TV show (we’d opt for the new Emily in Paris!) and give yourself the ultimate DIY manicure with Mavala. Of course, you can choose whatever look you love most, whether that’s a pop of colour or metallic manicure, but we’d suggest starting your year with a reimagined French mani. Predicted to be a key look for 2022, use Mavala’s French Manicure Pink Set (RRP £14.90) and express that inner nail creativity you know is inside. Pamper night for one? Yes please!
Self Dating Tips for 2022 – Perfect your skincare routine
For self-lovers who are seeking a greener beauty regime in 2022, Organic Series’ Red Wine Algae Mask (RRP £17) revitalises skin, removes toxins and soothes irritations. The perfect post-Christmas pamper product, this mask brings skin back to life after the festive season! and utilises the benefits of red wine without the sugar and alcohol! With antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, it also protects skin against harmful UV radiation. Apply all over the face and eyes for ultimate relaxation and peel off after 15-20 minutes to reveal refreshed skin. With sustainability being a key component of the brand, packaging is certified by ECOCERT and an airless vacuum system helps to protect the longevity of the products and limit the preservatives needed. All this with no hangover on January 1st!
Self Dating Tips for 2022 – Indulge in deliciousness (without the hangover)
Yes, going all out on New Year’s Eve can be fun, but who wants to start their year with a hangover? Instead, pour yourself a hot cup of Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cacao Mix with Reishi Extract (RRP £11.99). Mushrooms have long been renowned for their magical, healing abilities and in particular, Reishi mushrooms can help to reduce stress levels, improve sleep and lower fatigue – all of which can help you start the year in the best health. With a blend of cinnamon and cardamom, this perfect evening treat balances blood sugar levels, aids digestion and can minimise sweet cravings. So, mix one sachet to 85ml of hot water, cosy up on the sofa and enjoy this non-alcoholic treat with your favourite film.
And as you always should before bed, don’t forget to clean your teeth post mushroom drink with Amaku’s Tooth Tablets (RRP £12.50). A brand-new way of tooth cleansing, these tablets harness the science-driven performance of nature’s finest ingredients to help strengthen, protect and whiten teeth. Containing natural minerals and Nano-hydroxyapatite, the tooth tablets come in a pressed powder formula which is enhanced with the natural oils of citrus, anise and peppermint. Here’s to strong tooth health in 2022!
Benefits of self-dating:
- Grows your self-confidence and allows you to be comfortable in your own companionship!
- Prepare yourself physically and emotionally so that you can be more present in day-to-day life!
- Once you love yourself, you have more love to give others! To quote RuPaul, ‘if you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?’