Nourishing a relationship takes time and commitment, patience, words of affirmation, affection and love. Do you give yourself all of these things?
Something I love about yoga is it's ability to present new challenges, class after class. I am sure the same can be found in other forms of exercise. But, for me, the challenge of literally taking my body into new shapes and stretching my mind to believe I can is so beneficial. Each class teaches me something new about myself. I leave feeling interested in myself and eager for a second date. I now look at my time on the mat as a date with myself. Sure, there's planning and preparation that goes into it - just like any other appointment. It is just as important to remain accountable to yourself, as it is with other person with whom you've set a date.
Next time you feel like breaking a date with yourself, pretend you were delivering this news to another person. Would you be as quick to cancel? If you absolutely had to cancel, would you schedule a make-up time? If you had a date with "the one" you likely would do what it takes to see them, would you? After all, this is a person you might spend the rest of your life with! Newsflash: you are already spending the rest of your life with you!
Start falling in love. Be the one for yourself. Nourish your relationship with you.
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