Relationships take a lot of time and commitment, and sometimes, you just can’t find the time in your busy schedule. This is especially true if you work a really demanding job, and it calls for your attention all of the time. As a result of your busy schedule, you might start to feel like your relationship is suffering. It can be doubly frustrating if your partner is making time for you, but you just can’t meet up.
Several relationships have ended due to conflicting schedules, but fortunately, yours doesn’t have to. There are simple time management tricks you can use to squeeze out extra time to spend with your partner. That way, you can focus on your job, and still be in a loving relationship.
It’s very easy to feel like every part of your job is equally important and that you have to attend to them all right away. But then, this is usually not the case. There are several parts of our jobs that can wait and pave the way for others. Identifying what these are can radically change how you view your relationship.
Answering work calls during your date sends a bad signal to your partner. Instead of sending signals that you don’t care, you should set up all of your appointments in a way that you won’t get any calls during your date. That way, when the inevitable emergency call comes in, your partner will understand.
ASK FOR HELP
You know, it’s not that your partner doesn’t want you to work. They just want to feel like they are a priority in your life. Asking your partner to help you schedule and manage your time better can help you kill two birds with one stone.
On the one hand, you’ll get a fresh perspective and see ways to optimize the time that you didn’t see before. On the other hand, your partner will see just how busy you are, and cut you some slack when asking for more time together.
DO THINGS TOGETHER
This activity is often recommended for couples, even if they don’t have busy schedules. People who have been in long-term relationships often feel bored with each other after a while. It’s not that they don’t love each other anymore. They just already know so much about each other. They know all of each other’s jokes and feeble attempts at comedy.
Doing things together will often be a refreshing change of pace. They’ll have new things to talk about while sharing the warmth of each other’s company. Finding fun things to do with your partner is also helpful for you if you have difficulty finding free time. The goal is to find an activity that you both love, and can enjoy together. You could try taking up quiet hobbies like pottery or more adventurous ones like hang gliding.
It may be difficult to imagine, but there are several people out there are still looking for someone to love. There are white women seeking black men and vice versa. It’s often easy to forget how valuable what you have is after you’ve got it. Using all these tips could help you create more time in your schedule to spend with your partner, but the most effective of them is still appreciation. If you take a minute to consider how lucky you are to have your partner, creating time for them will be so much easier for you.