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How to Relief Stress (Overeating) with Self-Care Date Night.


Self-care and me time is so incredibly important for every woman. And we sort of knew that, right?

How often do allow yourself experience a joy that comes from caring for yourself?

When we are stressed on daily basis, worrying about job, family and children, trying to be superwomen – everything-for-everybody, we are more likely to be vulnerable and reach for a sugary snack and stress eat to pamper over selves.

Are here other ways that food you can show love to yourself and release stress?

A date night with yourself—it will help you to release stress and tension by creating an opportunity to relax your body and your mind. 

Here is how:

  • Schedule uninterrupted time for this meditation. Save reading or watching TV for another time; this experience is all about sensory awareness and relaxation. 
  • Listen to the splashing as you run the water in your bath tub. 
  • Add your favorite bubbles, salts, and/or essential oils. Pay attention as the aromas fill the room. 
  • Light candles (the more the better!) and notice the calming glow and flickering.
  • If you’d like, add soothing music to further enhance the relaxing experience.
  • Have a clean, fluffy towel waiting for you when you get out.
  • Enter the water, and rest your back on the side of the bath tub. You may want to place a washcloth or towel behind your back to make you more comfortable.
  • Begin breathing deeply, observing the air moving in and out of your body.
  • Wiggle your toes in the water and feel the sensation of the warm liquid and bubbles touching your skin.
  • Observe any tension you feel in your body and release it into the warm bath water.
  • Thoughts may arise as you practice this meditation. Observe them briefly without judgment, then allow them to float away.
  • When you are ready to end this meditation, move slowly and mindfully as you dry your skin, apply an aromatic lotion. Go to bed or calmly re-enter your life, carrying the relaxation with you.
  • Decide whether you would like to treat yourself to this personal spa experience on a consistent schedule. 

Other options:

  • If you prefer, you can apply these ideas to taking a long, hot shower.
  • Schedule a massage (or ask your partner for one). Whenever you become distracted, gently remind yourself to breathe and again become aware of your surroundings and sensations. (Hint: To prevent interruptions from a talkative therapist, prior to the massage, when he/she asks if you have any special areas of concern, say, “I’m really looking forward to this quiet opportunity to relax.”)
  • Have a pedicure or manicure (or give yourself one).
  • Apply wonderful smelling moisturizing lotion from head to toe.
  • While it may not be quite as relaxing as a bath or massage, practicing mindfulness during any of your daily activities (for example, eating, gardening, straightening the house, running errands, or working), will relieve stress.

Enjoy! Please share your self-care experience in the comment box :)  

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