Life is BUSY! We’re all running around, trying to maintain a little bit of sanity, while juggling all that comes in between sun up and sun down – errands, kids, jobs, classes – it adds up! In between all of that living, did you remember to make some time for your partner? It’s important to maintain a strong and well connected relationship with your partner-in-crime – so what happens when life just gets, well, busy? I’ll tell you, Good Girls, we get creative. We don’t let the hum drum of every day get in the way of a fulfilling love (and, ahem, luuuuuurve) life. We know that being swept off to a perfect surprise vacation with a perfectly packed bag isn’t likely gonna happen. Here are my favorite ways to reconnect with my favorite guy:
1. Bang! Bang!
Go shooting. No, for real. If there is a gun club in your area, give it a try. We don’t take ourselves too seriously when doing this – but the intense concentration, the adrenaline rush, and the sheer sporting aspect of shooting at things flying through the air is a thrill. If you’re not familiar with or comfortable with guns, call your local gun club and set up a lesson. Like anyone passionate about their trade, most of the people working at GC’s will be more than happy to give you some pointers and safety guidelines. Wear comfy clothes, flat shoes and bring eye and ear protection. It’ll be a bang-up good time.
2. Cheek to Cheek
Sit at the bar to eat. Sushi bar, restaurant bar, literal bar’s bar. The act of sitting shoulder to shoulder, focusing on your conversation and each other is one of the most intimate dining experiences you can have. (No cheating if there is a TV nearby or within sight!)
3. Wax on. Wax off.
Get your eyebrows waxed. OK – kidding. But a day at the spa can be rejuvenating and relaxing – two things that are important to reconnecting. Even a quick pedicure can be a wonderful shared experience. Think about it – you’re both getting pampered without the “Will you rub my back/feet/head now?” question that inevitably follows a really good foot rub. If your guy is hesitant about getting a pedicure, call around to find a man-friendly spa (where they WON’T offer him a girly drink) and sell him like I sold my hubsy the first time, “Babe – it’s a win-win. You’re hanging out with me, maing me happy by sitting there getting your toenails trimmed and your feet rubbed for an hour”. Now HE’s the one making pedi-date appointments.
4. Just kidding.
Be kids again. When was the last time you went to the zoo? Just the two of you? Where you could sit and watch the elephant as long as you wanted, eat your own cotton candy without sharing, and skip the stinky reptile house? It’s probably been a while. Go to an amusement park, a carnival… anything that makes you nostalgic for the good ‘ol days of carefree fun and play. Share the experience fully together and be sure to document it for your next rainy-relationship-day. There’s (practically) nothing quite as satisfying as a good laugh with the one you love.
5. Make out.
Create something. More than “try something new”, make and create something tangible. A cooking school class to learn a new dish, a paint your own pottery place, an art class, a Saturday Home Depot class — any how-to class that results in something you can see, feel, hold and touch. By working together to make something out of nothing, you’re creating not only new experiences to share, but a sense of shared accomplishment. Just like the teams on Amazing Race. But way less dramatic and without cameras following you.
Go check out Misha’s ideas for reconnecting with your lovie over at Fab Bites.
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