What was the best Romantic Interlude you created last year?
- What did you do?
- Where did you go?
- What did you buy?
- How did your sweetheart respond?
Can you visualize it? Add a few more details: the occasion, time of day, what were you each wearing.
Now, take just 2 short minutes to write down as much detail of the Interlude as you remember.
Stop! Don’t just read through the rest of the blog until you’ve taken 120 seconds to write down your memory.
Too often we end up reflecting on the past year and “should” all over ourselves:
- I should have done this;
- I should have known better than…;
- I should have gone to that restaurant, bought this gift, taken extra time.
It’s so easy to focus on blunders. And when you do you end up fixated on the negative part of trying to be romantic. Focus on the belly flops and you’re more likely to repeat them or become too discouraged to try again.
But, if you’ll remind yourself of the successes, you’re more likely to succeed again, even if it’s just a single Romantic Interlude that built a special memory between you.
Want more romance in your relationship this year? Here’s what you do.
First, every day for the next 2 weeks, reread the description of last year’s Interlude you just penned. Let that mental–movie stimulate your senses. Add more details as you remember them. Memorize each word and daily reinforce the scenario.
Second, whenever an idea for a Romantic Interlude surfaces, write it down.
Third, at the end of the 2 weeks, look at those Romantic Interlude ideas and choose 2 which most closely match last year’s “success”.
Now, take action. Put those ideas into motion and create new memories with new Romantic Interludes.
Robert, a hopeless romantic
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