Showing Appreciation for Your Partner: Tips for a Busy Entrepreneur
As a female entrepreneur and business owner, finding time to appreciate our significant others can be particularly challenging. With the demands of running a business, managing a team, kids, and balancing our personal lives, showing our love and appreciation to our partner can sometimes fall by the wayside. But today, on Couples Appreciation Day, I wanted to share a few tricks that have helped me keep my relationship blossoming while growing multiple businesses.
So here are five simple things you can do to strengthen your relationship and make your partner feel appreciated.
1. Schedule quality time together.
As an entrepreneur, you know the importance of scheduling your day. So, why not schedule time for your relationship? Whether it’s a quick coffee break, a lunch date, or a dedicated hour in the evening, make a plan to spend time with your partner. My husband and I always make sure every week we have at least one night, this has been challenging with a newborn, but has been so worth it.
2. Delegate tasks and hire for help.
Running a business is a team effort, and so is a relationship. If they’re as simple tasks, wasting your time try delegating them to your team or hiring for help. Even if it’s only hiring someone for 10 hours a month this can make a difference. This could include outsourcing tasks at work, hiring a babysitter, or just ordering takeout to free up time for a date night.
3. Prioritize physical touch and connection.
Physical touch is a great way to show your partner how much you care, and it doesn’t have to be time-consuming. A simple hug, kiss, or holding hands can go a long way in making your partner feel loved and appreciated. One of my favorite ways to do this is by holding hands through the park with my husband.
4. Use technology to your advantage.
As an entrepreneur, you’re likely already using technology to streamline your work processes. So, why not use it to show your appreciation to your partner too? Send a thoughtful text message, leave a love note on their calendar, write a social media post about them or surprise them with a virtual gift. It’s the little things like this that remind them you are thinking about them.
5. Express gratitude regularly.
Finally, expressing gratitude regularly can help strengthen your relationship and make your partner feel valued. So take the time to thank your partner for their support, love, and encouragement. A heartfelt thank you can go a long way in showing your appreciation. Also make sure to point out the little things they do for you like holding the door, changing the baby, or helping with the laundry.
In conclusion, being a busy female entrepreneur doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your relationship. By prioritizing your relationship and using these simple strategies, you can show your partner how much you appreciate them. Remember, taking the time to appreciate your partner can help strengthen your relationship and bring you closer together beyond just Couples Appreciation Day.
What things do you do to strengthen your relationship with your partner? Tell us about them on the BBW Facebook Group
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