When you are feeling burnt-out, low on energy, and that you and your partner are not spending enough quality time together, it could be a sign that you need to pay more attention to self-care in your relationship. If you missed my post on Self-care and Your Relationship, read the following extract for instant guidance that you can put in to practice RIGHT NOW!
With your partner, take the time to reflect together on what self care means to each of you as individuals, and together as a couple. For example:-
- Is it a couples/individual spa day?
- Is it going for a walk together/individually in nature?
- Is it to take that novel that you keep trying to start and don’t have time to finish and just going away on your own for a couple of hours to a café or just sit under a tree and read that?
- Is it having a picnic together in the woods, away from everyone else?
- Is it doing something creative, making something, baking a cake?
Getting out into Nature is always revitalising and can really de-stress you!
It really doesn’t matter what you do – as long as you’re doing something that stimulates you so that you can revive yourselves and your relationship. And it’s absolutely fine if it means spending a little time apart to recharge your batteries individually.
Once you have worked out what self-care means for you and your relationship, start to plan how you might put this into practice!
So let me know what you and your partner do to nature and nourish your relationship – I would love to hear it in the comments below!
Take care for now!