Love & Entrepreneurship: The Busy Person’s Guide to Making Your Partner a PriorityFeb 20, 2023
Having a hard time balancing a love life with your responsibilities as a business owner? Do you feel like you catch up with your partner infrequently, often late at night when you’re too tired to speak? Or when your timetables happen to collide? There are work dinners, school outings, sporting practice, dinners with friends, homework to supervise, household chores and so much more.
Do you feel like you need to make a date night just to spend some one-on-one time with your other half? Time when you’re not sleeping or multi-tasking and answering to the demands of other people and things? If this sounds like you then I'm sure you will enjoy these tips for keeping each other close at heart, even if you can’t always be as physically close as you’d like. It's all about communicating and sharing the little things that make up our lives.
The truth is, we’re all busy, but having the love and support of your better half definitely makes things worth doing. Here are a few ways you can let your significant other that you think about them amidst all of the madness that is your life:
Write a love letter. There is something powerful about a letter. Writing down all the things that you love about the other person and then giving it to them is a very personal and thoughtful thing to do. In many cases it's better than any gift you could possibly imagine and something to appreciate and cherish even when the birthday is a distant memory. You can do it for your children too if you have any and they will never need to doubt that you love them. Anytime is a good time to tell them how you feel about them.
Sit down and talk about your day. One of the best times to do this is over a meal. If you are not much of a talker, plan out things you would like to tell your partner. Mention three things that happened or talk about the best or worst parts of your day. Conversation will flow from there and you will get to learn more about each other as you explore their interactions and conversations with others.
Celebrate all your partners successes with them from a high five to a glass of champagne. Whatever the scale of the success calls for, make it a joint celebration.
Allow yourself to be impressed by your partner and let them know. I’m proud of you is something that I think everyone loves being told by someone they care about.
Never underestimate the power of a hug. Humans require a certain amount of hugs a day. Don’t forget to hug the people you love, especially your mate. Make an effort to hug them first thing in the morning, every time you greet and part, and again prior to retreating for bed at night.
Send them a photo that means a lot to you and tell them why it's important to you.
Share an experience. It could be a movie, music, article, or a short story. Talk about what you read or saw and why you liked or disliked it. And do it regularly. It never ceases to amaze me just how little people actually know about the people they live with. We take it for granted that because we see each other all the time, that we know one another, but if we’re not taking the time to get to know each other, that time sharing space doesn’t contribute to our knowledge of one another. It’s important to share experiences when sharing space.
Compliment, compliment, compliment. Everyone loves getting them so never pass up the opportunity to give one of these reliable mood boosters. You can give them in person or write them on a small piece of paper and leave them somewhere unexpected for your loved one to find.
Bust a move together. It doesn’t take long to find a great song you both enjoy, put it on and dance around the living room floor. It is a wonderful way to physically reconnect with each other in between dinner and dessert or at the end of a long evening or you could make it an unusual way to start your day.
Doing something unexpected, especially when your loved one is busy and stressed, is a lovely way to show that you understand what they are going through and that they have your support.
Showing your partner how much you love them need not take a lot of time or energy and you will be rewarded many times over for your effort.
Love on your love today! You got time!
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