“Half our time is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.” —Will Rogers
When was the last time you spent quality time with your significant other? Trick question, because quality time isn’t defined by physical proximity, but by emotional togetherness. (#micdrop)
I’m not talking about the last time you binged House of Cards together or sat next to your hubby while he watched football. I’m talking about a time where you felt a deep, genuine, passionate connection to the person you love most. When was the last time you felt that?
Ultimately, a lack of quality time can create rifts in a relationship. You might feel yourself going through the motions without ever truly connecting with your partner. If that’s you, don’t worry—it’s not too late to start spending more quality time with your love-bug.
While it can look different for every couple, one of the best ways to spend quality time together is to do a physical activity together, like taking a walk. Quality time is being fully present with your boo—not checking over your shoulder to see the score of the game or if you got any more likes on your Instagram photo. When you get home from work, put your phones in a drawer and turn off the TV. Spend time talking about your day—the good and bad parts—instead of just vegging out to another episode of The Office.
The best way to ensure that you’re spending quality time together is to commit to a regular date night. Don’t let it become a boring routine—try a new restaurant or visit a park you’ve never been to. Go a little old school and play board games together—that’s right, physical board games. Another fave? Slow dance in your kitchen to music off your iPhone—it’s super romantic and you’ll have a blast connecting with your boo thang on a whole ‘nother level…if you know what we mean. 😉
However you choose to spend quality time together, commit to making it a priority that you don’t compromise on. You’ll notice a big difference in the emotional connection you feel with your love, and they will too!