datingIt’s nearly the start of a new week, so how about a little motivation for this Sunday afternoon?

I have a question for you. How many times have you said to yourself, “I really shouldn’t be dating right now?”
How many times have you told people, “I’m out of the dating game at the moment. I want some time out?”

Why is it you said those things? Did you really want time out from dating, or was it something else?

In my experience, one of the main reasons you’ve said this kind of thing is because you’re scared of opening up. You’re fearful of exposing yourself, and you can’t stand the thought of risking some upset.

In my mind, you should always be dating. Or at least, you should always be meeting people. Sure, if you’re just out of a relationship you’re probably not going to want to jump into bed with someone else, but it doesn’t mean you should stop meeting guys. There’s no reason you shouldn’t put yourself out there and have some fun.

I want you to have the mindset that no matter what happens; you’re always open to meeting new people. I want you to put yourself out there 100% every single day. You never know when you’re going to meet the man of your dreams.

You see, whenever you say to yourself, “I shouldn’t be dating right now. I don’t want to meet any guys,” you close yourself down. You shut off completely based on past experiences, fears, and let downs. When you shut down like this what tends to happens?

You shut down emotionally. When you shut down emotionally, you’re allowing your past to control exactly who you are. When your past controls who you are, there’s no way in the world your future is going to be any different. When you’re so shut off, you don’t allow yourself to communicate openly. Even if a guy genuinely wants to talk to you and get to know you, you block him out. How do you know he wasn’t the guy you’re supposed to be with forever?

So the message here is simple…

Whatever happened to you in the past, whatever bad relationship experience you’ve had, don’t let it stop you meeting people. Sure, if you don’t want to go out with the mindset “I’m going to meet a man to date,” that’s fine, but don’t be afraid to let people in. You never know who you’re going to meet!

Be open, be positive, be beautiful, and have a great week!