If you are in a relationship and are a busy person, and of course you surely are, you might be looking for something to shift the status quo. As the rigors of daily life weigh you down and you have people both young and old relying on you, your relationship tends to be the first thing that gets put on the back burner. Make a decision to change that for your and your partner’s benefit.
Focus on the Visual
If you are a person who spends more time looking at sunrises and sunsets or enjoys wandering leisurely through an art gallery, then you are probably experiencing life on a visual level. Of course, you may enjoy listening to music and doing other things, as well, but visual cues interest you and enhance your life.
One way to reconnect in your relationship visually, is by doing things together that focus on that sense. Go to art houses, watch movies together, or explore images such as foot pics. Find opportunities to learn and grow together on a new level that you both appreciate. Even taking a photography class will hit the mark for those who appreciate visual stimulation. As a bonus, you get to learn something new with the person you love.
Go on a Date
During your dating years, you and your partner were eager to talk with one another whenever you could. If something exciting happened throughout your day, they were the first person you wanted to share your news with. This was a time of getting to know your new favorite person, learning about their family of origin, their personal history, and their interests and dislikes.
You may think you know everything about your partner, but as they move through life their preferences and curiosities may change. Do not hesitate to ask them some fun first-date questions. Try not to take your shared history for granted. Or alternatively, a paint and sip session with Pinot & Picasso is a perfect way to reconnect with your partner.
Watch this video for fun date night ideas that are especially helpful if you are unable to go out and need to stay in for the evening.
Take a Class Together
Think about the aforementioned photography class. When you take a class together it is a chance to learn about new content and gain new conversation pieces, but more importantly, it is a way to expand upon your shared history. You will have new things to discuss and explore as a team.
As you sit in a class, side by side, you will take on new world views or find unique activities that you wish to learn more about. It is a way to grow as a couple and create amazing new memories to increase your bond.
You are tired, and your significant other is just as worn out by life and obligations. These things are not going away, so you need to figure out how to best support your relationship as life flies by.
You can do it, just take the time to prioritize your bond and remember how much fun you had together in the first place. And, sometimes all it takes is making a meal together to reconnect. You will be amazed at how much joy you can find with one another once again.