How d’you know if you’re dateable? Date yourself!
If you’re in Australia, and especially the more southern states of Aus, then you’ll be feeling the dropping temperatures, right about now. Brrrr!
And how easy is it to hermit-it-up at home as the skies grow increasingly grayer?
But last Sunday I was feeling restless, and it was one of those Melbourne days where it looks colder than it actually is.
So I threw myself out of the house, on a spontaneous #CreativeDate!
What’s a Creative Date??
It can mean many things, but essentially it’s taking yourself out (and being as lovely and flirty with yourself as you might be when dating someone else!), to allow space for your creative inspiration to flowwwww.
Coz most of us don’t get inspired by looking at the same four walls every day, do we? We need variety. We need nature. And new environments for our senses to interact with.
My main focus for the date was No Agenda, Delighting Myself and Creating Space.
It’s so easy to be busy and goal-oriented, even for a chilled out day trip, right?
So I jumped a tram & took myself to St Kilda
I wore warm and comfy-but stylish clothes, and brought a scarf (just in case!).
And I made sure I felt and looked HAWT for my date with me. After all, I wanted to impress so I’d ask myself out again. Bwahahaha!
I took my iPhone (for the camera), my real (point and shoot) camera and my super-lightweight laptop (in case I wanted to do some writing – next time I’ll just take a notebook and pen!).
First I stopped in at the St Kilda Botanical Gardens
I LOVE these gardens. I’ve been coming to spend time here on and off for years.
Often when I go there, it’s kind of a ghost town but it seems like half of St Kilda’s residents were chillin’ in the park on Sunday.
People were reading, hula hooping, playing with their pets, reading, and/or gas-bagging.
So I got to enjoy: taking some pics, people/doggie watching AND meditating on a park bench.
If you’re new to meditation, you can download a practice from the internet, or just work with observing and slowing down your breathing.
Afterwards, I did some more people watching, and aimless meandering in the gardens.
Then I wandered down Acland St…
It’s such a fabulously vibrant place to spend some time.
AND everyone brings their dogs, so it’s a double bonus for me (on account of being in love with EVERY doggie and kitty I meet!).
I indulged in some sunset gazing
St Kilda beach is an awesome spot for enjoying the sunset.
And it seems the sun was doing its best to create some magic dating ambiance for me. Niiiice, huh?
BUT the sunset was outdone by the moon
Oh Scorpio full moon!
It’s like She was obligingly showing off Her best qualities, AND allowing me to get some amazing photos.
I mean, this is ridonkulous, right?
How do I rate my #creativedate with myself? 10/10!
Sure, I’d definitely date myself again!
I wanted to do Nothing In Particular, and then Whatever Felt Right. Which ended up being taking photos, wandering, meditating and allowing myself to connect to my intuition.
For me, my intuition is the best source of working with my creativity and inspiration. And it wasn’t like I spent much time scribbling down every bit of info that came to my mind. I just allowed everything to flow, and had a wonderful time.
When I eventually got home, I felt a deep sense of fulfillment and contentment. What a day! Magic sites! I’m so in LURVE with dating me!
I highly recommend dating yourself on a regular basis.
It’s a fabulous tool for getting to know what’s going on in your inner world, and to generate your own happiness.
Have you ever taken your yourself on a Creative Date?
If so, I’d love to hear about it! Please leave a comment below to share.
And if you’ve got fab ideas for other ways to date yourself, I’d love to hear about them!
Share, so that others may be inspired!
Ambha Amanda Roberts is a Kinesiologist, Intuitive Healer, educator and facilitator based on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. She offers Kinesiology sessions both in-person and via Skype/Zoom all over the world.
Ambha Amanda is the co-creator of Adventures of Staria, which includes a series of Staria cards, and an upcoming book for children (including inner children).