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.
- 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.?
- 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.
- 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?