I had a budding professional career, a wide and fun circle of friends, volunteered with meaningful organizations, and cultivated hobbies, but I was still spending hours agonizing over finding The One.
Do you have some boards on Pinterest I should follow? Here’s a kick I’m on right now: A healthy diet will make you feel better, bring more zest and energy into your life, make you look better and give you the energy to live a more exuberant life – all things we would want to offer a partner and If any of these are your idea of fun, but you haven’t played them in awhile because you’re flying solo…well, you know the deal on Dating Yourself: play these games for your own enjoyment! Set up space for a puzzle and work on it over the course of a week or weekend.
During this time, you may meet prospective partners, especially if you’re trying new and fun things!
But let go of the expectations of what those connections might be. Your sabbatical has an end date, so consider this a gentle incubation period, for the new connection and your expectations.
You could do the usual things, like working out and eating better, but take a deeper dive and see what your body wants.
A Dating Sabbatical is a great time to do a cleanse or a fast, go to a retreat or create a home sanctuary. Book a tour, take a cruise or just set off on a road trip (with or without a map! Your Dating Sabbatical is a time to nurture yourself and one of the best ways to do that is to restore connections with those who are meaningful to you.This blog is about the lessons I learned during those six months – and the relationship with myself that should never have an end date – and our ongoing efforts, especially as women, to treat ourselves well. PPS: Want to learn about creating your own dating sabbatical?