How date night will benefit your business

– Sian Burton

When did you last go on a date with your partner? If the answer isn’t immediately obvious, it might be time for a date night.

“But Sian,” I hear you say, “I don’t have time for a date night and what has this got to do with running a successful business?”

Everything. This has everything to do with your business. Here’s why.

As women, when one area of our life goes well, another part often falls away. If you are kicking goals in your business, while keeping your home running smoothly, there is a potential to let your relationship with your partner slide. This doesn’t mean you have to be superwoman. However, it is a reminder that work-life balance includes making time for those you love.

It is not unusual to lose sight of the ones who supported us to get to where we are today. This is where a regular date night comes in. While it’s not something that springs to mind in business building, nurturing your relationships is something we all need to be mindful of.

It is said the way to man’s heart is through his stomach, and regardless if this is true for your relationship, food does bring people together. It’s time to rekindle that romance and take some time out for each other. It’s not about the sneaky trip through the drive-thru for some dinner before you collect the children. Date night, or breakfast or lunch, without the children, is a time to laugh and be adults. Go back to the time when you were wooed by each other. Do something together that you both enjoy.

Finding that work-life balance can be a challenge for anyone. But as a private practice owner, you can schedule some regular time out for yourself and to spend it with your partner.

Ask yourself the question, “Why have I taken the path of being a private practice owner?” Among your dreams, I am sure one of them is to work the hours you choose, to be happy and spend more time with family (this includes your partner).

So how is your schedule looking for next Monday lunchtime? Don’t cringe, take some time out in your calendar on a regular basis. You won’t regret it, in fact, you will look forward to it and that spark you and your partner had all those moons ago when you started dating, will resurface. But most importantly spending time with your partner is a guilt-free pleasure that you deserve.

So go on, be brave, create a recurring calendar appointment and go on a date!

If you are feeling this is all too hard or even impossible right now, let’s talk about how together we can make date nights for you and your partner happen.

We can create a plan