Better Together: The Importance of a Romantic Getaway
As a couple, my boyfriend and I have been in a work fog. Up at 6am, out the door by 7:30, and then we donâ€™t see each other for about 12 hours between work and commutes. Most days, I feel like I wake up, go to work, come home, and go to sleep. With a pretty hefty commute, Iâ€™m completely fried by the time we get home and just turn off. Maybe weâ€™ll do a workout together and watch TV before bed, but our time together is not well spent during the week. Fun fact: Iâ€™m not a fan of Valentineâ€™s Day. I find it to be manufactured and although my boyfriend and I will do little things like cook for one another or get candy, we donâ€™t go all out.Â Â With travel and work/life balance being two of my biggest goals for this year, I took the opportunity to plan a getaway for us during Valentineâ€™s weekend.
Unfortunately, there isnâ€™t much a working professional can do about their work- week. There are only 24 hours in a day and although we wish there were more, there are not, so we need to take more vacations and weekend trips, especially with our significant others. I think in our day-to-day we lose so much of what made our relationships exciting in the beginningâ€”we lose a little bit of our passion. It doesnâ€™t mean we donâ€™t have passion for our partners; the passion is just stifled by things going on. I canâ€™t tell you how many times Iâ€™ve apologized for being tired or stressed out because I know itâ€™s getting in the way. The trick to reminding our significant others of their importance in our lives is to go out of your way to plan little trips.
Youâ€™re better together and the importance of a romantic getaway is this: to bring you closer together while getting out of your comfort zone. Sure you could plan your together time at your home, but what I find is that there are too many distractions. Laundry, dishes, this chore, that choreâ€¦ when you plan a getaway, you leave all of that boring stuff behind and are able to focus on one another and nothing else. Rekindle the excitement in your relationship as often as you can by planning a getaway to your favorite place or a new place that youâ€™ll both get to explore together.