“Time is the currency of relationships. If you want to invest into your relationships, start by investing your time.—Dave Willis

quality time

Action changes things.

Reminders about the little things make a BIG difference. When those little things are combined together they can make a big impact. 

One of those little things that you don’t want to ignore is quality time.

Fun fact: The earliest known use of the phrase “quality time” was in the Annapolis Maryland newspaper, The Capitalist in 1973. The first reference was to how a woman was spending her time in regard to her tasks.

If you have kids, it’s so easy to think about the quality time with your kids. Even when it comes to work, it’s easy to think about the quality time that you give to your job or your employer.

But what about the quality time with your spouse? What does that look like?

Quality time is defined as time spent in giving another person one’s undivided attention in order to strengthen a relationship. 

So there are three big things in that statement: 

  • Time
  • Undivided attention
  • To strengthen a relationship

There are many ways to spend quality time together but sometimes, it’s easy to see those lines blurred. If you’ve both been working from home for instance, you need time to disconnect, unplug and give your undivided attention to each other. 

But how do the two of you figure out what to do and what quality time really means to you? How do you break out of the rut of doing the same thing (or doing nothing together).

If it’s been too long or you’ve just been too busy running around doing life you are going to have to start exploring the world together. What will get you excited about spending time together?

Stop using excuses like we’re not compatible or I just don’t like doing that. Get up, put your big girl or boy pants on and try something new. Go into it with excitement and a sense of adventure!

It doesn’t matter if it’s riding bikes in the desert, hunting deer, taking a cooking class or attending a concert. Be intentional about your time together

You can’t ever get back the quality time that wasn’t spent together!

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