(Closed) Busy Bees)How do you pamper yourself and manage to keep a happy relationship?

posted 7 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m not that busy so it’s easy 😀  I work 7:30- 5:30 and I do a course which takes about 5 hours a week. But I don’t have kids or any particularly time consuming hobbies so I feel like I have a lot of spare time to potter around being relaxed. 


I have a holiday day today and I’m still in my PJs (it’s 11am here) , on weddingbee, about to have a shower then make a crumble, then I’ll do my coursework, play with our baby ratties and generally not do a lot. Probably download some more vitamin string quartet stuff and then do some pilates.

I have been thinking about getting a saturday job for some extra money so I guess I’ll feel the strain more then.

If I only have an hour to relax I’ll have a bubble bath with a book and listen to some good music. 

How much longer will you be going to graduate school? Hopefully life will be calmer afterwards.

I really should get up now, feeling a bit ashamed!

Post # 5
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We are on different schedules, he works midnights and I work days. But on wednesday mornings (because it is our random day off together almost every week) he comes straight over to pick me up, we go to his place, crawl into bed and I try to sleep, while he does catch some. Then we wake up, shower and go find food, and sometimes other people to hang out with, which mainly means family because they don’t care if it’s in the middle of the week lol. that is how we keep our relationship going, lucky for us, I don’t mind waking up early if it means cuddling up close to him, and he loves sleeping while he knows I’m around his apartment even if I’m trying to not make noise and let him sleep.

But for myself? This sounds crazy but I go into victoria secrets by myself, but 5 pairs of underware once every couple of months. They are cute and they help me to feel good about me. Silly, I know, but when I have a bad day I can always smile thinking about how I have cute underware on and no one but me knows it! Lol

Post # 6
7310 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I find ways to enjoy the things I have to do. like I have a 40-50 minute commute each way. Rather than viewing it as a chore, I consider it “me time” where I can enjoy some tunes or enjoy some quiet, depending on my mood. And we have 5 acres to keep up, so I take the dog out in the garden with me when it’s time to weed. Watching him chase the butterflies and grasshoppers is a hoot. Would it be nice to have time for a mani/pedi or a massage? Hells yes. But since that definitely isn’t part of the schedule, I choose to be greatful for and enjoy what I do have time for rather than wishing for something that just isn’t going to happen.

Post # 7
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Okay, I work 7.00 to 16.00 every mon-fri. I am doing most of the chores at home, so I am busy all the time (and I don’t actually mind)+ I have a 4 year old that I love hanging out with, so me time gets far down on my list.. I do try to have a “me time” mostly a couple of hours once a week where I take a long hot bath, scrub my face /body and do a full list of pampering with face masks and a quick manicure I do myself. Also, if I am commuting etc, I always bring a book, knit/crochet project just to still have time to enjoy my hobbies..

Fiance sees if I am struggling and i am tired he cuts in with whatever I am doingand helps me out. He is so busy all the time with work, but we have an amazing way of compromising and finding ways to save time for eachother, something I really appreciate and love about us.

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