I’ve Got You, Babe
As we work toward our goals it takes a lot of time and effort, whether it’s working a full-time job, going to school, perfecting a lifelong hobby, or a start-up side hustle – It can take a lot out of you, which can make it easy for our relationships to get pushed down the priority list. If you have someone in your corner supporting your dreams and goals just as much as their own, then you need to take the time to let them know that you appreciate them. Below are a few things you can do to show some love.
Show support – Sometimes we need that push of motivation to get us moving. If your partner is willing to support you, and give you that kick in the butt when you need it, then you should return the same level of support to their passions. We all want to be with someone who supports our dreams and goals. Nothing is more frustrating than being with someone who doesn’t believe in our dreams, support whatever goals we are trying to achieve, or just don’t get you. But when you both are on the same page when it comes to supporting each other’s endeavours, it not only keeps balance within your relationship, but it can become healthier, causing you both to be much happier.
Be understanding – Stuff happens, and there will be those times when both of your schedules may be a little more hectic than normally. But that is ok, because if you’re on the same page, you will both know that it is an investment in future. That is when you need to show some understanding and offer to help in some way when you see things are getting a little busier than normally. Besides, once things calm down it would be a perfect reason for a special date night.
Be a cheerleader – When you are in a healthy relationship, neither participant has a problem with cheering the other on when milestones have been reached and accomplishments have been accomplished. This goes for the big and small goals reached. As the saying goes “Team work makes the dream work.”
No guilt trips – One should never feel guilty for not being around that other person 24/7. Yes, quality time matters and you should make the time for each other, but not to the point where you start to become one of the other person’s body parts. We all need to have moments of time for ourselves, to relax or just to sit quietly and meditate.
Be grateful – You know that person that when something is going on with you, is the first you run and tell, the person who supports you and all of your successes? Let them know how much you appreciate their support and encouragement. When you do so, they will continue to show you the support and encouragement you need and you just might hear them say “I got you, babe!”