Mornings are busy around my house. As I get everything together to rush out the door, it is rare I have any extra free time. A few mornings ago was a rare exception. Just before leaving, I brought coffee up to my husband. Kids were still sleeping and I had 5 minutes to spare! My husband invited me to sit down for a coffee date.
We eased into our busy lives that morning by spending our spare time connecting. Sure I could have gotten to work a tiny bit early to get just one more thing done before my first client, but instead I sat down with coffee in hand to connect.
I know both my husband and I both felt loved and closer even in our five minute talk. It’s not like we even talked about anything special that day, but we slowed down and re-focused on us. The point was not about what we were talking about, but rather that we took the time to talk.
Being a working mom and wife leaves a lot on my plate, but I refuse to let time be stolen by busyness. My marriage is a top priority, so I need to covet every little 5 minute date I can!
I encourage you to steal every slice of time you can whether it’s with your spouse, kids, or for yourself. If it is a priority, you have to be diligent about making the time. It will be time well spent!
Written by Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC
Teri Claassen MSW, LCSW, LCAC is a licensed therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. Teri enjoys doing marriage counseling, individual counseling, couples and relationship counseling. Teri also does family counseling, child counseling, and adolescent counseling. Imagine Hope serves the Indianapolis area, including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Zionsville, and Westfield.