Is it even possible to have a normal date (as you once did) with a long candle light dinner with every thing the world is bringing you. You may have a new social life with many responsibilities, party after party for those under the age of 10 and to be honest, too tired to even think about it. How does today’s busy couple stay connected and still feel that they have time for each other?
What I have learned as I work with Busy Women to create a Personalized Fitness Plan, is that most women are overwhelmed with life. How in the world do you make time for exercise much less have quality time with your husband?
For my marriage, we have to sometimes get creative and think outside of the normal date we once had when our life was simpler. Yet, I still feel very connected as we have made it a priority to find ways to spend time together.
A date for this busy couple may look something like this.
- A walk or run
When my husband and I need to catch up or discuss certain things going on in life, we love putting on our shoes and going for a run or walk. We tell the kids to grab their scooter or bike and head outside with the family. While they are busy seeing who is the fastest, we are getting connected and spending quality time together. We have also from time to time made a commitment to work out or train for a local race together.
- Have Lunch
We do not always have time for a long dinner or able to make arrangements for a babysitter, so we schedule lunch. The key word for a busy couple is “schedule” it. It is more likely to happen if you set a specific date and time and put it on the calendar that just having good intentions to make it happen.
- Friend exchange
Some times we just need to have one hour for dinner. We are fortunate to have best friends who need the same. Baby sitters can be expensive and not many want to waste one hour….which may be all they get. Find a couple who is willing to keep your kids for an hour or two for a date night and be sure to find a time to offer the same to them.
The key is thinking outside the box. You can still have romance and quality time. It just may not be the way you once did.
I am curious, any other creative ideas?