When Caleb moved here to Lincoln a few weeks ago, we both feared that we wouldn't spend enough time together. How would we have time for each other if we have classes all day and homework/work in the evenings? Needless to say, we've had this conversation many times over the past week. There are a few things I've learned and really want to apply in our relationship.
So today I'm linking up with Amberly from Life with Amberly and Joe to set marriage and relationship goals. As a girlfriend, I want to strive for the very best in my relationship. Married or not, setting goals for your relationship can help keep you moving toward a better future with your significant other.
Now for my relationship goal for this month:
Spending more intentional time together
It is so important to make time and be intentionally focused on your significant other. Just because you may be busy doesn't mean you can let your relationship take a seat on the back burner. Here are some ways I'm going to live out my goal of intentional time together:
This is the biggest thing I've learned over the last month. With such a packed schedule, I know I can't do everything. Some things can be put on hold until the next day, but not time spent with my boyfriend. Because we don't live together, the time we spend with each other needs to happen in the few hours that we use to do homework/work. My goal is to actively show Caleb that he comes before anything else. He's the most important.
Make Time for Each Other
If you don't have time for each other, make some time. This goes along with prioritizing. My goal is to look at my schedule and intentional make time by giving up other things.
Go on Weekly Dates
This is super important to me! I believe that taking the time to go on a date is crucial at any stage in a relationship. Set aside a day of the week/month to really connect and have quality time together. My goal is to go on weekly dates and really have some fun!
Have a Tradition
We just created a tradition on Saturday :) Sabbath morning flapjacks. We've decided that every Saturday for breakfast, we'll make super yummy, fluffy, delicious pancakes together. This is one way we get to hang out and be together while doing something productive (making breakfast).
Even when we're both doing our own thing, if we're in the same room we still talk to each other. We comment on things, tell stories about our day, laugh a funny jokes, etc. My goal is to just talk, even if we're busy. It helps keep us connected.
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