Scheduling time for “Relationship Renewal” fuels EVERYTHING

By November 16, 2015All Articles, Perspective

Whether you live by yourself, with a spouse, a significant other, or have a family of eight, it’s imperative to have at least one experience a week where you come together and celebrate relationship.

If this doesn’t happen, your spirit becomes unfulfilled and separate from life.  Our spirits yearn to be around those we love, those who fuel us and bring us joy.

Do you schedule a date night once a week with your spouse?

Many of my clients who have rich, fulfilling relationships, have rich, fulfilling date nights on a regular basis. I’ve suggested to several of my clients, that they take turns planning the date night each week for one another and to get curious with their spouse/significant other about what would make the date night extraordinary.

Last Saturday, my son invited his mom, Lynn, his girlfriend Alexa, and my wife Lynn and I, out to dinner at his favorite hotspot.  Yes, my wife’s name is Lynn and Quinton’s mom is name Lynn; and Lynn, Quinton’s mom, and I are super close and so are Lynn and Lynn.  I know you’re confused, but I’m not.  It’s a great thing we’ve got going.  What’s important is that you get the point.  It’s important that we fuel our relationships every week.

FamilyDo you designate a special night once a week with your family? I find it interesting that the clients who schedule date nights and special qualitative experiences with their families, have greater vitality and less guilt. Often their quantity time is much less than some of my other clients; however, the quality is so great that it creates greater fulfillment, diminishes guilt, and allows time for the other important aspects of their life. It’s simply a WIN/WIN!

Here’s my challenge for you over the next 30 days! Schedule a weekly date night and a weekly special family night and SURPRISE yourself. Design something extraordinary; and extraordinary doesn’t mean a synthetic night where you have to be entertained and it costs money. Let me know in the comments how you do with the challenge!

Creating an extraordinary life is a choice. What's yours?

Steve Q. Wiltshire, CEO
Lifeline Coaching & Education, Inc.
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