A few weekends ago Scott and I had found ourselves in a bit of a rut. It was the fourth consecutive week we hadn't spent quality time together.
Our excuses were..
- Oh we've both had a tough few weeks adjusting to our new schedules, we'll do something another time.
- I'm just so tired from the week, I need to catch up on sleep.
- Our schedules don't match up today so we can't see that movie tonight.
- I have too much work to do and I need to finish it before (insert time and date)..
As with anything in life, you must maintain the things (and relationships) you want to keep running smoothly. It's the same as if you were to buy a car and never put gas in it, eventually it would stop working.
So can you guess what we did? (hint: it's in the title!)
Yep, we re-introduced... wait for it... the date night! *gasp*
I know, life altering.
We both decided to schedule one night a week for date night, (Wednesday night!), and to add a little more spice by making them spontaneous, creative and sexy. The deal was that we'd alternate weeks on who planned what and where. One week we could be glow in the dark bowling the next spending a romantic night in our bedroom! ;-)
It may seem trivial to talk about date nights since they're pretty standard in any relationship, but it can be so easy to get lost in the busyness of life and your time spent with your man can just turn into take out in front of the TV and no matter what you think, that ain't no date night!
Date night isn't just about 'going out and doing something fun' it's about re-connecting with your man, allowing yourself play time and stepping into your feminine energy. And when a woman is completely tapped into her feminine energy; that stress, tiredness and frumpiness melts away.
So here's your challenge..
I dare you to schedule time this week for you and your man regardless of how busy, tired or stressed you are. Get your creativity burning! How about a competitive night at the arcade, a few flirty drinks at your local bar or even an awfully hilarious night singing karaoke? Do it and then see what it does to your productivity, mood and general happiness. I have a feeling you'll be rather surprised!
Report back to me what you did (or are going to do) for your sexy and spontaneous date night in the comments below!