52 Tiny Changes
You've done it before. Tried to change your whole life in 30
days. Only to fizzle out at day 10 because it take too much time.
Join me in making a small change each week and by the end of the
year you will have made 52 improvements to your life!
with 52 changes in the subject line. Or come here each week for
a new change and some steps to help you along the way.
Tiny Change #18: Surprise your significant
other with a fun date
When was the last time you got a baby-sitter,
made a plan for a fun date and invited your partner out?
If you and the one you love don't get time alone
to talk and connect with one another, you will start losing that
feeling of closeness. Who should rate highest on your list of
priorities? One would think someone you are planning on spending
the rest of your life with would rank pretty high.
What is stopping you from going on a date? If
you think creatively you may be able to solve them. If money is
a problem, trade baby-sitting duties and go on frugal
Running out of dating ideas? Fall is a
wonderful time to rekindle the connection. There are so many romantic
things to do, like go to a pumpkin patch, take a tour of the fall
leaves, go on a hayride, visit a cider mill, hike through the
woods, or sip cocoa by a fire.
What if you are just constantly annoyed with each
other lately? Try making a rule that for just this date you will
only talk about positives. Maybe even have a date where you talk
about the reasons you fell in love with each other. Or visit a
place that has special meaning in your lives. A date could be
just what you need-if you are clear on the intentions before you
leave the house.
No time? If you don't have time for love, you
are too busy. Get rid of some to do's. Quit a committee and spend
the time you would at that meeting with each other. Leave the
house a mess for an evening. Run errands, together. Say
no to your kids when they want to join yet another activity you
have to drive them to. (That's better for them, too. You don't
want to raise kids that say yes to everything and end up miserable
So what is stopping you? Make a list of
15 different solutions, no matter how silly. Now go for it!
from the Dollar Stretcher
Have you lost that Lovin'
Things to talk
Where are you going on your date?
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