Between work, family, health, home, and community, it's easy to feel spread thin and depleted these days.
Let's skip the surface-level flowers and chocolates and give something deeper. Let's offer deeper rejuvenation to our partners - or other loved ones - and find ways to receive their love in a significant way, too.
When I say, "Be a shelter in the storm to your loved ones," I am guessing you agree. Yet, it is easy to lose track of that commitment. You may get distracted by smaller frustrations or feel overwhelmed by outside stressors. Take some time to step away from the noise and focus on what offering rejuvenation really means.
Make time to do something that nourishes both you and your loved one. Take walks together, start sharing the "best parts, hard parts" of your day, or exchange some TLC.
Many clients tell me they do not really feel loved, seen, or cherished by their partners. However, we often fail to soak up affection, rejuvenation, or attention when we need it most. Focusing too much on giving and delivering will weaken our receiving muscles. To deepen love in your life, stretch and strengthen that muscle.
Let-s make this a month of TRUE love. I wish you a joyful February-and deeper love all year long.
At age 23, Michele Lisenbury Christensen dedicated herself to helping powerful women and men unite success, spirituality, and intimacy when she embarked on a career as a leadership and love coach. In the 15 years since, she's crafted a smokin' 12+ year marriage of her own, had two happy kids, and been a trusted advisor to couples, singles, and corporate leaders around the world. www.lisenbury.com.
Article originally published February, 2013. Updated 2017.
Main Blog Photo provided courtesy of Michele Christensen
Hero Blog Photo provided courtesy of Daniel LeBlanc
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