Heaven High and Happy Wednesday!
Are you ready for Valentine’s Day?
We’re busy businessmen and women. You may be an entrepreneur, a CEO, or just an average joe with a 9 – 5 job. Either way, we’re busy and when it comes to holidays like Valentine’s Day, we feel a pull for our attention.
Being in a loving relationship, I want to be able to show my wife just how much I love her by spending time with her and showering her with gifts. However, my hectic work life makes that difficult. Trying to schedule time to go out and find a thoughtful gift (instead of just the “candy and roses” staple) takes time that I don’t have sometimes.
Not only that but having to schedule a time where we can go out to dinner together – that works for both of our schedules… And if I want to try to surprise her with something. Whew, who has that kind of time?
If you’re having a hard time trying to schedule enough time to get ready for the big day, check out some of these tips below.
#1) Enlist Aid from Her Friends
Don’t be ashamed to ask her friends for help. Her friends will think it’s sweet that you’re trying so hard. She’ll be appreciative that you got her something or planned an event that she loves. You’ll benefit by not having to work so hard. It’s really a win-win.
#2) IT’S A SATURDAY THIS YEAR!
That’s great news for a lot of us. For those who work Monday – Friday, having holidays on weekends really helps with scheduling issues. Of course, that also means that most restaurants will probably be full. That’s okay – don’t panic.
If you haven’t picked out a restaurant yet or called anywhere for reservations, why not just cook her favorite dish instead? The point of Valentine’s Day is to celebrate your love. You can do this in a number of ways. Make her dinner or make dinner together. Spending time together is the point, right?
#3) ”Buy” a New Home
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to give your wife a brand new house for Valentine’s Day? Even if you don’t have any money, you can still give her the opportunity to live in “a whole new home”. All you need is some elbow grease…
It’s amazing what you can do by just moving the furniture around a little or even just adding a new coat (or two) of paint.
It can also serve as therapy. Reconfigure the place to signify a brand new start. Vow to show each other how much you love each other every day by doing more together. The change in scenery can help remind you of your vow.
#4) Personal Improvement
I’m not talking about a weight loss class (please don’t get her that for Valentine’s Day). I’m talking about a great self-improvement book (like ”Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box” by The Arbinger Institute). Maybe she has been interested in possibly taking a different class to broaden horizons:
• Art (drawing, sculpting, paining, creative writing, etc.)
• Speech or debate
• A business class (entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, etc.)
• A class on organization, time management, or goal setting
What great way to tell her that you love her and support her by helping her in her journey to being a more successful version of her!
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