Just like your brain thrives on walnuts, your blood thrives on beet juice, and your body thrives on vinyasas and Sunday sleep-ins, your relationship thrives on love. You have to feed your relationship the nourishing, energizing, heart-opening fuel if you want it to continue expanding into new layers of mind-blowing beauty, inspiration, and magic.
Several months ago, my fiancé and I hit a wave of unprecedented busyness. We were buzzing around working 12-hour days, getting home late, and talking about our work over dinner. At the end of the week, despite a deeply loving relationship and intense attraction, we’d look at each other thinking, "When’s the last time we really took the time to be fully present and connect?"
When we didn’t take the time to really connect, it became all too easy to miss each other, and as a result, feel that nebulous sense that something was “off.” We had each been giving the majority of our time, creative energy, and emotional resources to our work, and investing whatever was left over in the "us" department.
So we made the decision to renegotiate our daily routines and co-create a few short daily practices we could both stick to. These small adjustments have radically deepened the intimacy, juiciness, and heart-centered expansiveness of our connection—even when we're slammed with work.
If you’ve been feeling like life’s to-dos are getting in the way of your connection with your partner, give these a go. An adjustment as simple as bringing the intention of ritual to your relationship has the power to catalyze massive waves of love, connection, and intimacy.