Do you ever just feel like you are spread in a million directions between keeping the house clean, driving the kids to all their activities, while also trying to give time to your spouse? I was feeling the same way, but I have found the perfect and simple answer to help keep things balanced.
I can’t wait to share with you how spending quality time with my spouse has improved our relationship and my blog. Whenever Mark gets home from work, we have always tried to spend at least 5 minutes (usually it’s more than that) together just talking and seeing how each other’s day went. This probably started because of me being “needy” if that’s what you want to call it, but Mark is just that caring that he gives me that undivided attention and time.
Now any good relationship, especially marriage, takes lots of hard work and attention. So 5 minutes a day is just not going to cut it. I truly want my marriage to be something spectacular not just now while I’m younger but even after we have been married for 25, 50, 60+ years.
To be sure that happens, I need to start working on it now and not wait until things aren’t so great. Our first priority is to keep Jesus Christ at the center of our relationship. It really makes a difference to us when things don’t seem to stay that way in balance.
Spending quality time together is the next way I have discovered to really help us as a couple which then in turn makes everything else in life easier including this blog. The picture below is usually how you will find us lounging on the couch every night.
I am not saying that just because we spend quality time together that we can’t enjoy our own interests separately and have to stay glued to each other’s hip constantly. We both have certain things we enjoy to do which is great for anyone. But when we do decide to do something together, I have made an effort to try to really “be there.”
We have so many distractions with our phones, computers, TV’s, work, etc. that it can be easy to be with your spouse but your mind be somewhere else. Because I have a blog, I would find myself sitting with Mark on the couch at night while we are watching one of our favorite shows together but my laptop would be pulled out with me trying to “just catch up on a few things” that I thought couldn’t wait or needed to be crossed off my to-do list.
When we try to put ourselves in two different places, we really cannot give our all like we should. I have started designating separate time to get things done for my blog like writing posts, editing pictures, social media, etc. Not only do I enjoy the time spent with Mark so much better, but my work has improved and is definitely better quality.
Sometimes we just need to sit back, take a break, and enjoy who you are with instead of trying to be the “super wife”, “super Mom”, or in my case “super blogger.” Our to-do list aren’t going anywhere.
I encourage you this week to do the same and really live in the moment. Enjoy the little things in life like I always say but really do mean. I can’t wait to hear from you how much it improves your life and relationships. Let me know in the comments below what you have found to help you with prioritizing your day and really spending quality time with those we love.
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