If you’re a follower, you probably know about my new business. While it’s been thrilling and an adventure, it’s also been exhausting and overwhelming. The past 2-3 weeks I’ve had to deal with stolen packages, damaged packages, undelivered shipments, new product launches and so much marketing work – all by myself. I’ve finally hired an intern to help me with social media work but it’s still been crazy. So I finally took yesterday off to get a breather. While I spent the morning in bed just letting my body recuperate from all the running around – I decided to do something that I used to do a lot pre-pandemic but haven’t in a while. I took myself on a ME date.
What is a ME date? A ME date is when you doll up, grab a book (or in this case a book and my laptop) and head to a cutesy cafe to go on a date with yourself.
Why a ME date? Honestly, it is the best way to shut off from everything else and just spend some time with yourself quietly.
How to plan a ME date? The best way to do it is to go to a quiet cafe or find a quiet nook in a busy cafe. Some quiet is necessary for me to be able to cut off from the world and focus on myself.
Things to carry on a ME date? 1. Your wallet to pay for cofffee (duh) 2. Earphones to drown out the world 3. A book/Kindle or laptop 4. Face mask
How did my ME date go? Really well. I found a quiet outdoorsy book in a cutesy cafe to enjoy this splendid weather. I got myself a cold coffee and cheesecake slice. I read ‘The Forty Rules Of Love’ for an hour and then worked for an hour and a half. (My intern got engaged this weekend so didn’t have time to work. *argh* Totally happy for her but just sad for me since I couldn’t take a total break.) It was a nice break from everyone, would have been better if I didn’t have to work.
What didn’t work on my ME date? The cheesecake and coffee though not bad weren’t the best. I also sort of got a condescending vibe from the cafe manager, which I had gotten used to when I used to do this pre-pandemic but threw me off today and started the evening off a lil meh. I don’t know if it’s an India thing. It could also just be me being overtly sensitive. I am also very socially awkward so maybe I misread the vibe.
Overall I am pretty happy that I did this. It felt good to reconnect with ny old self. It made me feel so much more confident doing this. I totally recommend this to everyone – go out by your self, spend time alone – it really works wonders for your confidence and morale.
So how was your weekend?
PS: I woke up to a feature in a popular Indian newspaper. 😬
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