In the hectic lifestyle that we have these days, sparing time for each other is turning out to be much harder than we first imagined.
You may be in a relationship or you may be married, but that’s no excuse to ignore each other on the pretext of having busy individual lives.
These days, several couples hardly ever spend an hour together at the end of the day.
It may start off as an inevitable choice, but soon enough, it may turn into a lifestyle change.
Time management techniques for couples
Spending time with each other is crucial for a happy relationship.
The more time you spend with each other, the better both of you will understand each other.
On the other hand, the more you spend time away from each other, the more the odds of drifting away or falling into someone else’s arms.[Read: How to be a happy couple that’s envied by all]
Do you want to throw away all the happy love you have in your lives?
If your relationship matters to you, make time for each other. It’s the only way to a long and happy romance.
12 time management tips for couples
If you feel like you and your partner are drifting away from each other, physically or emotionally, use these 12 time management techniques to strengthen your romance and share a happier life together.
#1 Time your day. Plan your day ahead and time everything so you’re not rushing through your day in chaos and confusion. Making a schedule and timing yourself can help you work though the day without getting stressed or tired. Spend a few minutes the earlier night planning the next day’s routine and you’ll see how relaxed your day can be.
#2 Keep your partner updated. When you plan your day, keep your partner in the loop and let them know everything about your day and its schedule. Both of you may have busy lives, but just the thought of knowing what either of you are up to can bring both of you closer and build the connection. [Read: 25 relationship rules for successful love]
#3 Spend a day together. Spending together time may seem like an easy idea, but can you remember the last few times when you and your lover spent the whole day together, hopping from home to coffee shops or dinner dates? No matter how busy your schedules may be, make a sincere effort to spend one day every week with each other doing the things that both of you love.
#4 Meet each other out of the blue. When both of you are aware of each other’s lives, it’s easy to squeeze in a lunch or a coffee in the middle of the day with each other. When you make the effort to meet up unexpectedly, it’ll keep the excitement of the relationship alive for a lot longer.
#5 Do chores together. Daily chores may take a lot of time every day. But by working together and finishing up chores, it’ll be faster and still give both of you more time to spend with each other and talk about your individual lives. [Read: Things to talk about in a perfect relationship]
#6 Share common hobbies. Hobbies are a welcome pastime that can be relaxing and refreshing. Do you and your partner like similar activities? Try to look for common hobbies to share with each other. By doing that, both of you would be able to relax and feel good at the end of a hard week, and still do something enjoyable and relaxing together.
#7 Don’t spend all your day working. Working all day can be profitable to your wealth. But it adds very little to your relationship. You may be busy all day, but try to spend at least an hour every day with each other. Don’t bring work into the conversation. Instead, just talk about each other’s daily lives.
#8 Go out with your friends. Go out with your own friends now and then. It’s always good to meet new faces and talk about new things. And at times, involve your partner and meet each other’s friends too. By being aware of each other’s lives and having common friends, you can reduce any insecurity that may crop up in a relationship. [Read: How to avoid insecurities in a relationship]
#9 Have a quickie when you don’t have time. Sex is very important in a relationship. And if you don’t have time for frequent sex, use the quickie time management technique to have a few minutes of passion when time doesn’t permit. A quickie can be fun in the middle of the night when both of you are sleepy and yet horny.
#10 Have time for yourself. Sometimes, all of us need some alone time to catch up with ourselves. As good as spending time with your lover can be, too much of an overindulgence can be bad for the relationship. Every now and then, spare some alone time to do something you enjoy by yourself. You’ll feel a lot more relaxed and happier. [Read: How to give space to each other in a relationship]
#11 Plan a vacation at least once a year. Vacations don’t always need to be expensive. But they’re always great for a good break from routine. A vacation with each other can give both of you the happy time and relaxation you need to rekindle your romance. Take a few days off every year and head to your favorite vacation spot or to the nearby countryside. It’ll help create a lot of loving memories and rejuvenate both of you. [Read: 10 ways to be romantic without being cheesy]
#12 Go to bed at the same time. This is pretty important, but many couples are too busy to follow this routine. As often as possible, try to get into bed at the same time. Pillow talk is romantic, fun and something that can help bring both of you together. Spending time talking to each other while lying in bed will definitely keep both of you close.
Use these 12 time management techniques for couples when you feel like both of you are hard pressed for time. It’s easy to make these time management changes and it’ll surely bring both of you closer too.