I am so excited to have Chidinma from Fruitful Kitchen on the blog today. You will love her tips on finding time for romance, and whenever you are finished reading this post make sure you hop over to her blog and check out some of her yummy recipes and follow her journey.
If you have a full-time job and are in a relationship, it may be hard to find time for yourself and your spouse. It’s hard enough when you have a family, a job, or simply life gets in the way. And thus, romance is suddenly gone.
I asked myself why I was down and lonely but I had my husband with me. I realized I missed the romance and excitement of being in love. It’s not that we love each other less, it’s just that we are caught up with our things and forget to show that love sometimes.
So, I decided to come up with ways we could find time for romance even if we are both busy. These ideas don’t take away from your daily responsibilities and allow you to care for each other.
Tips On Making Time For Romance When You’re Both Busy
#1. Have Breakfast Together Every Day
Mornings are usually rushed and you may not even have enough time for breakfast. However, I have found that if I sit down with a good cup of coffee, a healthy meal, and my husband next to me, I start my day in a much better mood.
Try to make a commitment to wake up earlier if necessary. You can both cook, or take turns, but sit down for at least 15 minutes together. Talk about your day ahead, and remember why you love waking up next to each other every day.
#2. Take Lunch Hour Together
This may not always be possible if you work far away from each other. Even if this is the case, I have found ways to get around it. One of you can take leave from work for a few hours and meet the other one at a nice, cozy restaurant.
I have found that seeing my significant other in the middle of a work day can boost my state of mind, but also his. It is always reassuring to see each other and talk about our days, discuss what went wrong or right, maybe ask for advice, and tell each other that we’re there for one another. This is not only good for our relationship but also incredibly romantic and thoughtful.
#3. Surprise your Spouse with a Picnic or Homemade Meal
I love eating out when it’s sunny and warm. What better idea than having a romantic picnic?
Pack a nice lunch, maybe cheese, wine, dessert, and flowers. Simply tell your partner you’re going out but surprise them with the location. If you can’t do this because it’s too cold out, light some candles and set some music; surprise them when they get back from work.
#4. Take a Bath Together
I love relaxing in the bathtub on the weekend, or sometimes after a long day of the week. But why not take a bath a together? Next time, put some bath salts in the tub, dim the lights, play some music, and invite your spouse to come in with you.
This is a very calming moment for both of you, but also a very peaceful romantic way to spend the evening. You can give each other foot rubs, or sip some wine while you enjoy the warmth of the water together. And who doesn’t have time for a quick bath at some point?
Let The Romance Begin
It’s never too late to be romantic, and your significant other will surely appreciate it. Start by doing little things, like giving compliments, tickling one another, or asking if they need anything. And then go a bit bigger every other day, surprise them with a detail they like, cook dinner, bring breakfast to bed, or show up at work to go home together.
What do you think? Ready to spice things up again? There is always time for romance and love, just make an effort and see how much the person you love will enjoy it. Let me know what you think!
Author Bio: Chidinma is the founder of Fruitful Kitchen, a blog that shares delicious recipes and lifestyle tips. Most of her recipes help women with fertility issues, especially fibroids, PCOS, and Endometriosis. Sometimes, however, you will find other interesting recipes, as well as cooking tips and tricks there.