On Friday, I made my first date with my business. In the morning and afternoon, I scheduled uninterrupted time to focus on my business. No scrambling around reacting to emails, no phone calls, just me and my darling business.
Talk about productive brainstorming time! I got more done in those hours and felt less frazzled than I had in weeks.
And this was real working on my business work. New projects, new packages, new ways of creating amazing experiences for my clients.
So I began to wonder, what if I made dates with all the other parts of myself, not just Brandi the Entrepreneur?
I started dating myself.
On Saturday, I had a date with the writer in me. We wrote poetry, some of it incredibly bad. But really, it just felt so good to be writing again.
There was time with the archer on Sunday. Granted, I was snowed in, but we worked on some simple things together: release, mental game. (Archer really feels like it’s 90% mental game, 10% process and skill.)
In three days, I felt more like myself than I had in months.
Dedicating specific time to all the things I love about my life and who I am is creating a deeper connection to me.
I lost myself a little bit in my last relationship. Brandi the Flirt? Totally locked away because my ex was a bit insecure (by no fault of his own). Brandi the Writer? No time for her. Brandi the Art Lover? There just wasn’t much there for her. Brandi the F-it-I’m-Going-to-Read-All-Day? She never had time on the schedule.
All these parts of me I had locked away. I’m done with it.
I say it’s time to break that door down and start really spending time with myself again.
I think it’ll be a love affair that lasts my whole lifetime.