It’s my personal drug of choice.
When I travel on my own for business, it also means time to myself. I might be surrounded by hundreds of strangers at the airport, or on an airplane, but I feel like I have uninterrupted time…unless it’s to take my dinner order, or ask me what I’d like to drink.
I travel to Japan a number of times per year, and some of those trips are only for 2 – 3 days at a time. From NYC to Tokyo is a 13-hour flight and I LOVE IT! During those hours I get to read, watch a movie or two, focus on work, listen to a podcast, or the current business book I’m enjoying on Audible, practice the languages I’m trying to learn, write in my journal, or get some sleep. On some trips it’s all of the above....
Now don’t get all defensive and think this is about “a woman knowing her place” … I’m well aware we’ve come a long way since the 50s. This post is really about strategies that ensure you, as a wife and partner, are happy first. I’ve learned that without baseline joy and contentment, there’s no way a woman can bring herself fully into a relationship.
That may seem counter intuitive when we're talking about relationships, but it's so important that a woman take some time for herself, or she won't be able to truly be present for her partner. Book yourself a massage, enjoy a bubble bath with a glass of wine (or champagne if you’re fancy), go to your local Zumba class - whatever works for you. Once you've showered yourself with a bit of love, you will be in a far better position to shower your loved ones with it as well.
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