The person whom you have been longing for weeks has just invited you or accepted your invitation to dinner. That is complete and utter happiness but now, you panic badly about the date. You may be afraid of doing something (or everything!) wrong. You may think that you will not please the person or will not know what to say. In short, you are in total stress, so take a deep breath and follow these tips.
Start by Relaxing to Reduce Stress
To manage stress before a first date, do some relaxation exercises. You can practice meditation if you can. But the simplest and the best way to reduce stress naturally is sophrology. It is the art of breathing slowly and deeply in order to chase away all the anxiety and negativity. It is advised to go to a quiet area with fresh and start to do the breathing techniques in peace. It can be your garden, a luxuriant park, etc. The other solution is walking or even jogging. You can also massage your feet, hands or neck with an anti-stress essential oil like lavender and ylang-ylang. Once home, sing, laugh and fall back into childhood for a few minutes by doing a headstand, for example. In short, have fun to lower the pressure.
Carry out a Review of Who You really Are to Handle Stress
Before the so stressful first date, think about yourself and your personality. Take a quick tour of your qualities and flaws. With all your strengths in mind, you can place them at the right time and put them forward during the appointment. At the same time, your weak points will keep you modest. In addition, this natural anti-stress technique will allow you to be more confident about what you are right before your date. Indeed, identifying your strengths will help you get to know you better and boost your self-esteem. On the way to the date, keep in mind that you are full of resources and you are worthy of being known!
Enjoy the Present Moment without Thinking about the Future to Prevent Stress
To avoid stress during your first date, try to take a step back and live the present moment without thinking of what may happen the next day. Enjoy this moment and the discussion you have with the person. Above all, do not try to play a role to seduce them because that will make you even more stressed. Also trust yourself and follow your intuition.