We often let work get in the way of our love life these days. I know I certainly do, far too often! With such hectic lives, it’s way too easy to forget about showing your partner the love they deserve. So lately, I’ve been asking myself what the best ways to reignite the spark are.
Here are five tips that should help spice up your love life. You’ll even be able to squeeze them in if you have a hectic work schedule.
1. Plan a weekend away
Book some time off work if you have to for some special time with your better half. Or, if you are both super busy, just book a Saturday night in a fancy local hotel. Looking for inspiration? Many resorts and hotels will hold special giveaways. Just check on their websites to see if they have any special deals and discounts. I found one the other day here: www.flowersforeveryone.com.au/love-cave/
2. Cook together
If you don’t have time for an entire weekend away together, you should still be able to find a couple of hours of the day to cook a meal as a couple. Get together and make a dish that you both love. Why not top your delicious meal off with a delicious cocktail?! Here are some fun recipes. Taking the time to cook some food together will help strengthen your bond, and you’ll be sure to share some giggles!
3. Hide gifts around the house
Hide some gifts around your home so your partner stumbles across them. They’ll love the thoughtful surprise! If you’re lucky, they might even return the favour and hide presents for you. No matter how small they are, it’s the thought that counts, so gifts can be as tiny as trinkets and love notes. If you need some ideas, here’s a good list.
4. Date night
Every week plan a date night! No matter where you go, you’ll both be sure to have heaps of fun. It’s always good to have a night just for the two of you. Catch up with each other to see how things are at work. Away from the kids, you’ll find loads to chat about! Book a table at an exclusive restaurant or catch the latest Hollywood release at the cinema – or even just hang out at home on the sofa in front of the TV!
5. Breakfast in bed
Breakfast in bed is often reserved for Valentine’s Day or birthdays. But there’s no reason you can’t do it more often! When you have a quiet morning planned, prepare an indulgent breakfast and take it up to your partner. There’s nothing quite as relaxing and intimate as enjoying breakfast in bed together! Best kept for the weekend, the longer you can linger with your breakfast, the better. If you plan it for a weekend, you can even get back under the covers once you’ve finished for a bit of a snooze.