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It can be easy to get lost in the to-do list, the overwhelm, and the anxiety of all the things. If we are not careful, we can live a really messy life. Now, this mess isn’t necessarily about clutter or disorder, instead this mess is in regards to our relationships! Therefore, it is so important to focus on intentional living and how to connect with your people during the workweek. Things are always crazy, things always moving from place to place, it can be so easy to fall disconnected. In order to help you live a more intentional life, I am sharing with you intentional ways to connect with your spouse during the week!
Sharing specific ways to help you connect with your spouse during the week. If you are anything like me, you have a little too much on your plate. So many things you are trying to do and things you are trying to get accomplished. While, it is always a work in progress to make sure I am finding balance and prioritizing the right things. However, I love thriving through the chaos and the crazy.
In order for you to find connection and intentionally spend time with your significant other, I am sharing with you 11 ideas on how you can spend more time with your spouse during the workweek. These are 11 things you can be thinking of and do in order to prioritize spending time and cultivating that relationship! This list comes from a conversation my husband and I shared and I really am excited to bring you this list as a way to encourage you to find that connection with your spouse.
It is so important to always place a focus on reflection in order to improve how we each live every single day, as the best versions of ourselves. Therefore, I share this list with you from a place of wanting to be better myself. From a place of trying to also improve to be an even better wife within our home and within my husband and I’s relationship. Therefore, this list is shared with you to encourage you in your own relationship as well, to truly help you find time to connect with your spouse during the week!
11 ways for you to prioritize your relationship with the very person who means the most to you! Because you can live a more intentional life and prioritize the moments of the everyday living. Sharing 11 ways to intentionally connect with your spouse during the workweek and beyond so you can live a more joyful and connected life.
The very first way to prioritize your relationship and connect with your spouse during the week is to set aside a specific time for date night! I love the intention of setting one specific weeknight that is set aside and predetermined as an at-home date night. A time where other things will be put aside and the priority is placed on connecting with your spouse. This can be having a real and deep conversation, actually taking the time to talk through your day. Or, this could be something fun and exciting, like playing a game.
Therefore, in order to connect with your spouse during the week, set aside a specific time for date night during the week. And know exactly when this is going to be before the week even start. Another really valuable way to connect with your spouse during the week is to make it a priority to express and show gratitude towards each other!
The second way to intentionally connect with your spouse during the week is to focus on communication. Communicate with your spouse. Figure out a way to have a weekly family meeting to allow you to come together and communicate. Discuss what is going on, planning out your week, having real and open conversations to know exactly what to expect for the week ahead. Remember, that you are better together and you are designed to work together as a team in order to get the things you need done. So, prioritize communicating with your spouse to be able to be on the same page and support one another on an even deeper level!
Especially, when big things are going on and you are feeling really big feelings and experiencing strong emotions. Be sure then to communicate and let your partner know what is going on and what you are experiencing within your head. This is so important to maintain communication and connect with your spouse. Be honest and upfront with each other. Especially, if you are one who tends to internalize a lot of things, even then be sure to place a priority on communicating with your spouse. When you can make communication a priority, you will find it becomes even easier to connect with your spouse throughout the workweek!
The third way to focus on connecting with your spouse during the workweek and prioritizing intentional moments is to go to bed earlier! Go to bed earlier and allow yourself to actually spend quality time together. Spend intentional moments together in order to truly connect. So many distractions can easily pull you and your spouse in either which way. Therefore, to connect with your spouse during the week, make it a priority to go to bed earlier and find that intimate and quality time to connect.
Another really valuable way to connect with your spouse during the week is to make it a priority to express and show gratitude towards each other! Express and show gratitude towards each other. Focus on operating and serving from a place of gratitude and thankfulness. It can be easy to get stressed and over worked and overwhelmed and take it out on the people we love the most.
Therefore, make it a priority to express and show gratitude. Be intentional with showing gratitude. Focus on thankfulness. Share and express to each other how you appreciate each other. Speak words of affirmation to each other in order to empower one another to live more fully as themselves. Words that are hopeful, and encouraging, and powerful. Use words to build each other up.
The fifth way to connect with your spouse throughout the week is to focus on doing things that you each love to do. Find what brings together, figure out what those passions are. Or, rediscover them. Focus on the things you truly love and utilize that. Spend time there. Find a way during the week to do those things. Whether that is spending time outside, cooking your favorite meal, or playing a favorite game. Be sure to prioritize doing things you truly love to do throughout the work week in order to connect with your spouse!
Another really powerful way to connect with your spouse throughout the workweek is to spend intentional moments outside. Change things up a bit and spend an evening after work at a nearby park. For both my husband and I we always feel the most refreshed and revived by spending time outdoors. Go for a walk, move your bodies, and breathe the outside air! This gives you even more time to talk and connect with one another. Put away all the distractions, and simply connect with your spouse.
The seventh way to connect with your spouse throughout the workweek is to do fun things and do them often! It can be easy to forget how much fun can actually happen when you make it a priority to do the fun things and bring back the childhood joy. Turn on the music, dance and sing. Be silly, laugh. This life is meant to be lived with overwhelmingly, contagious joy! Therefore, in order to connect with your spouse, do fun things often!
This one is my absolute favorite. In order to really connect with your spouse throughout the week, take the time to plan a weekend away. Plan a fun and exciting weekend that you can look forward to. A time that is just about the two of you! This is one of the best ways to give you something to look forward to. Especially when things get overwhelming and chaotic. When you have something like a weekend away to look forward to it is incredibly powerful to ground you and give you a sense of purpose through the crazy. Plus, when you have time soon to really spend together and connect, that looking ahead feeling is really, really fun!
The ninth way to prioritize connecting with your spouse throughout the workweek is to do things together, specifically do things around the home together! Take time and prepare a meal together, or deep clean a section of the home together. Turn on the music, drink all the coffee, and tackle the cleaning and the home things. When you do things together, it makes it fun and less dreadful feeling. Focus on doing things together. Rely on each others strengths of course, but do things together! When you can do things together, it makes everything so much more enjoyable!
Another really powerful way to connect with your spouse throughout the week is to spend time and pray together! If you are a person of faith, definitely spend time during your week praying together. And if faith isn’t your thing, then spend quiet moments together where you can simply reconnect and work through in each other’s quiet space. This is another really powerful way to connect with your spouse throughout the week.
The final way to connect with your spouse during the week is to actually have time for your own, personal, individual needs. Time that is completely devoted to you, so you can fill your cup up, in order to serve others. You have to be able to connect with yourself, before you can connect with others around you! Make sure, especially as you plan out your week, make sure you carve out specific time with you to fill your own needs. Be sure your spouse does the same thing as well. This allows you to feel like the best version of yourself, because you are doing the things you need to thrive.
Those are the 11 ways to connect with your spouse during the week. It is possible to find that connection and prioritize spending intentional time with the people who mean the most! I truly hope you feel encouraged through this message and that you approach each and every week with hope and purpose! Within each you look for joy and hold on to it. And you use that joy to connect with your people. Wishing you the best day!