My diary entry for the 21 December 2016 said just one thing. “Kate Day”. Kate and I both put it in our diaries about 3 months ago and I am SO pleased we did.
We both work different hours and we both have children so getting some quality time together is tough. Although I love spontaneity with some friends, with others it just doesn’t happen unless you plan it.
Although we planned the date we didn’t plan anything else. Only that I would arrive at her house at 11am.
So we had a day totally to ourselves and it was AMAZING. We went for a walk and ended up at a coffee shop which was a great way to start. After a couple of hours chatting there we moved on to wine and low key shopping.
The fact that we had no plan made the day even more special. Both of our lives are ruled by children and work commitments so a day just for us was a total change. I loved it.
Taking the time to spend on each other was so important. It felt to me like we had caught up on months of news and that we were back to being totally close and up to date with each other.
Time is so precious and at this time of year it is great to think about who you give your time to. Being Mindful is all about enjoying the present moment, if you can learn to spend your time doing what you want to do then this could be much more possible.