Benefits of habit “Have lunch or dinner date”

✓ Maintains relationships
✓ Improves communication skills
✓ Helps build trust and integrity
✓ Builds closer relationships

First step:

Once a week


1. This week, schedule 1 lunch or dinner date. It can be a family member, a friend or a colleague. Or several people.
2. Next week do it twice.
3. If you feel you can spare time for more, organize more such meet-ups.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. Dedicate time over the weekend or evenings that you are free in and always keep it open for meeting people over a meal.
✓ Trigger your mind. Have a designated restaurant card always somewhere visible as a reminder to schedule a lunch or dinner date.
✓ Let the app help. Use the reminder function of this app to ring when it’s time to go, or time to organize.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Be precise. When organizing such a meet-up, have suggestions already prepared. Offer a specific time and place to meet. If the person is busy, have a few options available. Once the person agrees to meet, put it down in your calendar so you wouldn’t forget about it or make other plans.
✓ Be sensitive and sensible. If the person is struggling to agree, back down a little bit. Don’t push them too hard. Try again later. Also, remember that sometimes people just don’t want to meet up and don’t take rejection personally.