Relationship Zen Strategic Planning – Phase 1
“So it is said that if you know others and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know others but do know yourself, you win one and lose one; if you do not know others and do not know yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.” -Sun Tzu
Up until today, we’ve been talking about how to improve your relationship through self work (know yourself). However, as the quote above illustrates, knowing others as well as yourself is even better. In the spirit of this theme, we want to talk about how to improve your relationship through an intentional group project where you not only learn about yourself but about each other.
We decided to celebrate Lindsey’s birthday in a non-conventional way: we had a visioning session (also known as strategic planning) around our relationship. We wanted to do this together to learn more about one another and to see if there was anything we needed to work on to make our relationship healthier. What better way to celebrate your birthday than improving your relationship? For all those who are appalled at this form of birthday celebration, we also spent time at a dog festival because Lindsey likes dogs. To continue reading this post about our version of “strategic planning” for relationships, please follow this link to a great blog that we contribute to: Lifestyle Kick.