My husband and I are quite plugged in these days. We carry android phones, have our own computers, play xbox (usually together), read on the kindle...you get the picture. We are wired. If I'm not looking up recipes online, I'm ordering our weekly groceries to be delivered or checking email...or researching the latest and greatest deals. We are always connected to technology.
Except for Tuesday nights.
In an effort to connect with each other and grow our relationship, my husband came up with our weekly date-night-in called, Technology-Less Tuesday (aka TLT's).
Yup, we do this every Tuesday.
It's funny how when you live with someone for a while and have kids running around, you don't actually talk that often. I mean, we talk all the time, but it's totally different when you ban all technology and sit face to face to intentionally get to know each other. I guess this is why some people go on date nights - that sounds mighty dreamy, but in all honesty, we don't have a babysitter on call and we kind of like that TLT doesn't require spending money. It's simply about being together.
Our TLT's have been great for keeping the fire burning in our relationship.
We recently started having themes for our TLT's - it's so fun, will you join me?
I want to challenge you to drop the technology and create your own TLT (if Tuesday doesn't work, pick another day that works best for your schedule).
On our last TLT we sat down with paper and pencils with the task of drawing (my husband's idea). I was stumped. I am not an artist! I had no idea where to start, or what to draw.
Then it came to me. For a couple of years I've been talking about how I want to remodel our kitchen and my hubs has always said, "draw it out for me." So I knew my task, but I had no idea how to draw (and that 3D thing? FORGET IT!).
This is where it got exciting. My husband started teaching me what he knows. And I gotta say, I'm kind of proud of my drawing (and that I was able to to follow his direction)! I was totally out of my comfort zone, but once again, TLT drew my husband and I closer together as we stumbled through this drawing activity.
What do you think - will you join us for a TLT?
Next week, we hope to find our true calling by answering the following 9 Questions to Unlock Your Unique Ability:
Q #1: When was the last time I felt that my life was most meaningful?
Q #2: When do I feel that I’m offering the best of myself to others?
Q #3: How do I express the best of myself to others?
Q #4: When do I find that I’m the happiest and what am I doing?
Q #5: What past three experiences have brought joy and happiness into my life?
Q #6: What comes naturally and effortlessly to me?
Q #7: What do others think comes naturally and effortlessly to me?
Q #8: What are some of my hobbies? What do I do for fun?
Q #9: What activities have brought fulfillment and passion into my life?
I'm hoping we discover some of our unique abilities through this exercise!
Will you take up the challenge? Please join us this next Tuesday.
If you don't have a significant other, I challenge you to call up any of your friends and ask them to join in TLT with you - you never know, you might just create a beautiful experience doing something new together!
I'm looking forward to hearing your stories!