The month of January is at its end as February nears. Saint Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Are you ready to surprise your partner with an amazing gift? Have you prepared to take your love on a romantic adventure?
In present days we live in a world where our duties overwhelm our daily lives in a manner that leaves us with absolutely no free time. We cannot only find enough time for ourselves but for our partners as well.
As time passes by what was once a feeling of love now becomes a feeling of responsibility.
How are we to prevent a tragic relationship outcome as grave as this one? The answer to that question is simple – Make time for love! There are so many things you can do to optimise your time like:
- Create a simple schedule where you will prioritise important household tasks over inessential ones.
- Finish those tasks earlier – get cooking and cleaning over with faster. You can cheat these tasks by ordering food and hiring house cleaning services.
- Spend less time on the computer, TV or smartphone.
- If you work in an office start work earlier. This way you won’t get caught in traffic and you’ll be able to spend an hour or two more with your loved ones.
- What happens at the office stays at the office – banish work thoughts out of home.
- Shopping online can save you a tonne of hours of roaming around shops
Now that you have an idea about how to FIND time for your beloved it’s time to learn how to spend it with them. Here’s a list of 8 ways to spend quality time with your loved ones:
1. Have a Special Dinner Night
There’s a couple of ways to do this – at home or at a fancy restaurant. None of these two options is better than the other – both are special. The secret lies in preparation.
If you plan to surprise your significant other at home you can do it the classic way – flowers, candles, a nice bottle of champagne or wine, a full menu, romantic music and a bed of roses. It never gets old. Don’t forget to dress smart and turn off your mobile phone.
If you choose the restaurant option, book a table decorated in flowers, with a bottle of wine or champagne. Order your favourite dish or try the house special. You can choose a restaurant with live music. This way you can salute your partner with a song and invite them to dance.
Don’t forget to order a nice ride to pick you up and take you to your destination.
2. Set Regular Dates / Re-create Your First Date
Try to bring back sweet memories from the first time you saw each other, the first date you had, the first kiss you had. This way you will prove to your beloved how important those moments were, how you cherish them.
Set up regular dates or at least two dates a month and you will be amazed by the huge positive impact this can cause to your relationship.
3. Sport Activities
It doesn’t matter what activity you choose, the fact that you’re doing it with the ones you love is what matters the most. Some prefer jogging or tennis, while others hit the gym or take dance classes. We advise you to try the latter. It’s exciting and uplifting!
4. Go on a Trip / Vacation
Every once in awhile it’s more than necessary to escape from reality. Going on a one day trip or a three day vacation is the perfect example of stress relief and getting to spend some time alone with your loved ones. Enjoy your journey!
5. Find a Common Interest / Hobby
Start something new. Discover a hobby you both like. This is a perfect way to spend quality time together. You can try a home improvement, a decoration DIY project or gardening ideas for example. This is where teamwork shines and end results are a perfect occasion to celebrate.
6. Talk with One Another—Without Any Distractions
We are human and the only way we’ve managed to survive for so many millennia is through communication. Set up a daily “meeting” with your other half just to talk for twenty minutes or so. Share any plans you have, what you’d like to do in the next few days, where you want to go. Discuss life at work or any worries you have, solutions to problems.
7. Play a Video Game Together
Why not? As weird as this may be for some it’s an amazing and invigorating experience for others. The game market nowadays is huge and you will surely find something cool to play.
8. Movie Night
Are you a movie fan? Well, it’s never too late to become one. You should watch a movie at the cinema together at least two times a month. Not only do you get to stuff yourself with buttery popcorn but you get to have a heated discussion on how much you loved the movie.