So, you’ve read my posts about the importance of girl time and I hope you’ve experienced it for yourself. If yours was less exciting than the hit movie, “Girls Trip,” don’t stress about it. That’s hard to beat! Do girl time your way.
But equally, if not more important than girl time, is the ever-elusive, often overlooked, Date Night.
That’s right, Date Night. When’s the last time you had one? If it was more than a month ago, you might want to reschedule that business dinner or call that babysitter.
Life is busy…I get that. We work, we have businesses to run, we take care of others, we have events to attend, dinner to cook, laundry to do, houses to clean and the list goes on and on. And if we have kids the list can be even more overwhelming.
We get so preoccupied with the busyness of being busy, that we often neglect the business of getting busy. We give the passing cheek-smooch to our significant other and rush off to complete the tasks of the day. But guess what? The tasks of today will be the same or a different task tomorrow, but there will still be tasks.
And if you think your kids will miss you so much that you couldn’t possibly leave them for an evening, guess again. Your kids are likely as much in need of a break from you as you are from them. And your stress level is stressing THEM out.
Date night gives you the chance to re-acquaint yourself with your significant other…a chance to hear and more importantly, listen to how you’re each doing and feeling. It replaces the noise of your chaotic day with harmony and a sense of “we’re in this thing together,” and who doesn’t want to feel that their beloved has their back?
Here are some signs that you might need a Date Night:
Job has you totally stressed out…Date Night.
Spouse seems totally distracted….Date Night
Kids getting on your last nerve…Date Night.
Spouse looking cute in those jeans…Date Night.
Admiring that couple that’s been married for 40 years…Date Night.
If you seldom have Date Night, do it this month. Finish this post and get out your calendar. If you haven’t done it in a while, do it this week. And do it spontaneously sometime.
Those tasks aren’t going anywhere. The kids will be fine. Make date night your priority, tonight.