It’s simple right, you meet someone, fall in love and spend the rest of your life together?
But the reality is different, happily ever after isn’t the end. Things carry on and the promise Disney once offered of everlasting love seems to fade into the background.
Somewhere along the way things get complicated and life gets in the way of romance.
Late nights get in the way of going to bed together; social commitments take precedents over quality time and taking care of yourself for each other takes a lower ranking on your list of priorities.
The honeymoon is well and truly over.
So, what’s the one thing you can do to turn things around?
The answer is simpler than you might think....... Time.
Time is the great equalizer, it’s the one thing we all have the same amount of. It’s how we use it that makes the difference.
Spending time together is the one sure way to bump your relationship from part of your daily grind to the thing that makes you jump out of bed in the morning.
Now lets be clear, sitting on the sofa, watching My Kitchen Rules does not count as spending time together. It needs to be quality time, time to value each other, time to stop, time to laugh.
Below are 3 simple ways to spend your time together and bring back that loving feeling.
Go for a walk – It’s so simple, put on your shoes and get outside. There’s no pressure to talk, but somehow when your body is busy with an activity, such as walking, it’s much easier to chat about the important things calmly. And did you know, physical activity is proven to increase libido in both men and women, so it really is win win.
A night away – It’s easy to book a hotel, but let’s be honest the pressure of a romantic night can sometimes get the better of us. Use your imagination and find something different, something that really takes you away from the hassles of everyday life. From camping to a night on a boat there are so many options that don’t cost the earth, when you do a little research.
Take a class together – Spending time together doesn’t have to be about talking. It simply can just be about being together, and finding a common interest is the perfect solution. From a cooking class to a dance lesson seeing each other outside of the daily routine is a sure fire way to rekindle things.