Make It A Priority: 14 Ways To Spend More Quality Time With Your Love
Have you been doing what’s necessary to help make sure your relationship works? Sometimes it might feel impossible with daily work demands and life in general, but that doesn’t mean you throw in the towel. Here are some pointers that will help you get in that much needed quality time.
Establish a date night
Every couple needs a date night that will help you unwind and reconnect. Feel free to choose a specific day or keep it floating throughout the week, so long as you make the commitment to do it. Note: Those with children can enjoy a romantic night in once they go to bed.
Entertain each other’s hobbies
This one might require you to grit your teeth, but will more than likely make your partner happy. Spend your downtime participating in each other’s hobbies — even if it’s for a little bit of time.
Enjoy a night at home
Who says you need to go somewhere super fancy to enjoy quality time? Kick off your shoes, order in food and cuddle up with each other for a casual night indoors.
Wake up early for breakfast
If you can’t fit quality time after work, try to get some in before you head to the office. Wake up a little early so you can enjoy breakfast or a cup of coffee together.
Think about lunch
Here’s a good way to mix things up a bit, try a lunch date. Should you two happen to have time during your break to meet, enjoy a quick meal together — that also happens to count as some quality time.
No, you don’t need to create a monthly book club or anything, but reading together can spark up conversation. Whether you choose to work on a daily devotional or go through an inspirational book (e.g. The Five Love Languages), there are tons of options that help open the lines of communication.
Try a flash sales deal
Things can sometimes get a little boring if you’re doing the same old routine. Mix it up by committing to a flash sales deal a couple times a month. You can try a new restaurant or take a class together.
Hit up a local event
Check your town’s local website for upcoming events that would make a great date night.
It’s good to get out and support your local businesses.
Keep the pillow talk going
“So babe how was your day?”
Believe it or not, pillow talk can work. Before you both go to sleep, try your best to stay awake for 10-20 minutes so you can go over each other’s day.
Establish a “bed time”
Sometimes television shows, video games and other distractions can get the best of us. Before you know it, a half hour turned into three hours you could’ve used differently. Set a “bed time” with your partner that requires you both to stop what you’re doing to go to bed together.
Sleeping is not mandatory.
Take an impromptu weekend getaway
This of course will only work if finances are available. Spur of the moment trips — no matter the size — are great for couples to recharge and regroup. Look for nearby deals you can try.
Create work/life balance
No wonder you find it so difficult to have quality time with your love, you’re always working! Do your best to create a healthy balance between your career and personal life. Try to leave work at a decent hour and do your best not to bring anything home with you. Your personal time is for you and the one you love.
Have more sex
Please don’t write this off as being silly because a lot of relationships tend to suffer when there’s not physical encounters. Yes, sex is a portion of a relationship, but there’s no denying that physical touch — or intimacy you feel with your partner.
If all else fails, at least you two are in the same location for the time being.
Make it a priority
No matter what you do, it’s important that you make quality time a top priority. Failure to do so will make any and every effort a bit worthless.
Stop putting your relationship on the back burner.