There was a point in time, in my early twenties, when I decided I was going to take a break from dating women. I'd just gotten dumped in pretty terri-bad sort of way and I was repeating the same mistakes and perusing the same types of relationships. Something had to change, but I didn't know what. I just knew something needed to change.
I stopped dating.
I stopped dating and began to focus on myself. I went out a lot less, which meant I wasn't hitting the bars quite so much. That's not what I was trying to do, you see. It was a ‘happy' side-effect of quitting a particular type of behavior. I began jogging and eventually ran a couple of 5Ks with friends and then worked up to a 10K. These were things that I didn't even see as a possibility at the time. But as I started to lose weight from the activities I was engaged in and also had a healthier diet because I wasn't eating out and drinking every night. Nice! My point with all of this is that without really trying or setting a goal, one little change (or big, if you count my dating as some twisted co-dependency schtick) affected many other, small, positive changes. It could be eating healthier and dieting, it could be a simple weight loss goal. The point is to challenge yourself.
I began to feel better about myself, because I was actually not so much a lump on a log anymore. I was getting out and doing stuff, while focusing on this guy, numero uno. I did this for about two years before I began dating again; with a renewed perspective and a new sense of self-worth.
It's made all the difference in my life.
Now I challenge you!
I'm not challenging you to stop dating, too. Instead I'm challenging you to make a simple change. Bistro MD is sponsoring a Health Challenge for readers of the Urban Dater to start living more healthy. So what do you get out of this challenge, other than feeling better about yourself?
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