We all lead such hectic lives. Just the basic 9-5 usually means that time spent with our significant others is restricted, we’re not always full of energy or feeling 100% committed to a conversation. If you do get the chance to catch a film, or settle down to watch a box set, it’s usually a race to see who falls asleep first.
So, when you both have free time on your hands or the weekend finally rolls around again, you should both be making every effort to try and do a few activities together and get a little closer in the process. It’s ok if you both like different things, you should try to do things that make your relationship stronger and activities that bring you together. A weekend away is a perfect way to get away from it all and rediscover a bit of romance – check out the Vogue edit of the best weekend breaks in the UK – but it’s unrealistic to head off every weekend.
If you need a little inspiration, read on for 4 ways to spend more time together.
1. Exercise together
Chances are – if you’ve both been together for a while now – you’ve seen each other hot and bothered, sweaty, messy and not always looking your best. But love runs deep and neither of you could care less. So, with that in mind why not introduce a little movement into your relationship? They say that the couple who sweats together stays together! Sharing a common goal, the release of stress and endorphins – they all make us feel good and it’ll really make you feel closer. You don’t have to sweat it out at the gym, you could do something fun like indoor rock climbing or a dance class!
2. Head outside
You’ve had a hectic week, and the lure of the TV, some bingeworthy box sets and junk food is almost too much. But there are plenty of reasons to head outside too. Spending time in green space lowers your blood pressure and your stress levels and doing that with someone you love? Perfect. Sharing the benefits of a happiness boost and just general conversation with your partner is a great way to spend a Sunday. Take a picnic!
3. Work on a project together
Sharing a goal, working together, aligning your interests and bouncing ideas off each other is so infectious and fun. No matter how big or how small your project is, working on a project together is great way to connect. Creating a cookbook of all your favorite recipes, building some scrap books or even writing a blog of all your adventures together. It doesn’t have to be profit oriented, just something you can both benefit from and enjoy accomplishing.
4. Go for a drive
An uninterrupted drive is a super simple way to catch up with each other, talk about things and express your thoughts, fears and hopes, or even driving in silence, with your hand on your partners knee is just as affirming. Stick on your favorite albums and you could be gone for hours! Bliss.