And it’s not what you think.
Sure, spending more time talking or cuddling with your spouse is important but I do that already.
So what’s the best way to deal with the inevitable frustrations that come from being married, managing a household,and raising children?
The simple way that my wife and I dealt with that is: if one of us wants to exercise, the other has to let them. Simple, right?
We came to this plan after a particularly tough stretch that included stress, short tempers, and not nearly enough sleep. As we tried to figure out the root cause of all of these frustrations, we reflected that we didn’t have any of these frustrations when we exercised regularly.
We enacted a family rule that gave us each the power to exercise whenever we needed it. And while neither of us has abused this privilege, we’ve each had moments where we’ve had to use every bit of patience to accept that is what our partner needs at that moment.
The benefits of this commitment have been obvious for our family. Healthier, less stressed spouses and parents setting positive examples for our children every day.
Try it out and let me know how it works for you.