Take yourself on a self date. A terrific idea, as shared and described in this guest post by blogger Sab.
Go on a Self Date
I hit the second half of my third decade, and after plenty of life adventures, I finally figured out that life is short and happiness is something I should really work for.
There are times in our life when it would be rather nice to be able to press pause for a moment, just to catch our breath. To take a second to reflect, consider and just be still.
When we are enjoying ourselves, super busy, feeling overwhelmed or experiencing significant change such as the loss of our child, we can wish for a pause button.
As adults, we know that there will be days when things go wrong. The bus is late, the kids are naughty, you spill your coffee, the dog vomits on the carpet and so on. Knowing this and accepting that these days (or nights) will occur is part of life.
But we can protect ourselves from further challenges by being prepared. Not prepared to fail, but prepared to be successful even when things are not going so well.
And the key? Being organised.
These word are often said as a criticism, accusation or with a slightly judgemental tone.
Is it because people expect us to be the same as when they first knew us? Maybe. Is it because our growth and change make others feel uncomfortable? Maybe that too.
Last week I found myself reflecting upon how I came to be here. Not in a ‘where did I come from’ type of way, but more where I was 12 months ago versus now.
We all reflect a little on our lives at certain times in the year; what we’ve achieved or accomplished, what’s working and what is not working. Often the times we find ourselves in a reflective mood coincide with special occasions, such as birthdays, family celebrations (anniversaries) and of course, the most well-known, New Year.
But there is merit in reflecting at other times too – precisely because it’s not a special time, so the pressure is off. Instead we can simply reflect and ponder on what we’ve done or learned or changed over the previous period.