3 Reasons Why DownTime is So Important

Wheels Up! Jamaica bound!
We are in Jamaica this week for some much needed down time! As we were on the plane, we chatted about the importance of these 7 days to our marriage. It’s so crucial to take downtime with your honey and here’s why.

  1. Getting away allows you to do just that – GET AWAY! When you can get away from the daily cares of bills, kids, jobs, grumpy HOA members(Did I say that?), etc. you can relax and breathe. My husband has a high stress job and at minimum, a 1.5hr commute each way, so getting away gives him time to recharge his batteries and focus on life. It gives us time to reconnect and dream together.?
  2. Getting away opens doors for real conversations. You all know I’m big on effective and quality communication, so having this down time, gives us time to reconnect uninterrupted. We sit on the beach and talk, we sit poolside and talk and we actually, have sit down meals – face to face – and talk. The intimacy that comes from the conversations is amazing. I get to hear my husband’s heart without my mind racing or me not being fully engaged. 
  3. Getting away frees you up in the intimacy department. Yes!! I know hubby loves how FREE WE CAN BE! There’s no worrying if the kids hear us or the rush to get to the next thing on the to-do list. We can actually focus on each other, the moment and grow closer in the process. Intimacy in marriage is really a love language that is super special. Getting away allows more freedom to enjoy each other, do things you don’t have time to do ? and the ability to relax in the after glow. 

As you navigate through the summer, take time to get some downtime with your honey, whether is a vacation or a Staycation. 

What do you have planned for downtime with your honey this summer?

Me and Bae at the Grand Bahia Principe-Runaway Bay, Jamaica

0 thoughts on “3 Reasons Why DownTime is So Important

  1. I love that you two got a chance to get away for yourselves. Hubs and I just had our first date night in about 3 years. It was nice. It was different. We both realized that it’s something we need to do for us more often. It’s a promise now that we’re both encouraged to keep. Great post, even better reminder.

  2. I have been desperately trying to get some downtime with my hubby but life keeps Getting in the way. I think I just plan a trip and go no matter what thanks for this push.

  3. My boyfriend and I are planning a trip at the end of the summer to D.C. I am excited for the time to get away. Glad you all had a great time in Jamaica!

  4. Yes to all of this. Babe and I went to New Orleans for 5 days. We also took a weekend trip to Philly.

    It was much needed us time away from the kids, school and our busy schedules. Sometimes we forget how fun we really are.

  5. It us essential. We are at a stage where getaways are long lunches or a day here and there. Sometimes even a late night date night. But most importantly is making the time. Have a great time!

  6. I SO agree with this. A little downtime goes a long way. I would love if you would add this post to my Thursday Three link-up this Thursday on LiveLifeWellBlog.com! It fits our theme perfectly 🙂

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

  7. This is so true. My husband and I have actually never been on a vacation by ourselves without the kids. Our down time is usually spent when the kids are doing their own thing or after they go to bed or the time alone we get when he takes a day off when they are in school.

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