by Gladys Diaz
Do you struggle making time for your love life?
You may be a single mom and have a hard time finding a babysitter.
Maybe you travel a lot for work and find it hard to make time for dating or your partner.
Finding time for dating can feel challenging.
Juggling work commitments, household responsibilities, and parenting duties can make it seem that there’s little room for personal endeavors.
We get it.
Both Gladys and I are entrepreneurs running multiple businesses, wives, mothers, and dog-moms. We have clients, team members and family to take care of – on top of making time for our own work-outs, self-care and rest.
I remember when I was a single mom trying to make it all work and wondering if it was possible to have it all…
The thing to remember is that carving out time for romance is essential for self-care and building meaningful connections.
In this blog post, we’ll explore practical strategies and mindset shifts to help busy professionals and single moms make time for dating in their demanding lives.
#1: Make Your Love Life and Dating a Top Priority in Your Life
The first thing you must do is make dating a top priority. Right up there with taking care of yourself.
If you don’t make your love life a priority then another summer goes by and you’re still alone. Another birthday comes and goes and you aren’t spending it with the one you love.
Let’s get rid of regret and start creating your dreams NOW!
Dating isn’t just another thing you have to do and until you start relating to it as self-care and not an item to be checked off your list – only then will you start enjoying it and start creating the results you want!
#2: Prioritize Self-Care
As a single mom and professional, it’s crucial to prioritize self-care. When you don’t, you slowly begin to resent the people in your life that need you and want to spend time with you.
This puts you in low energy and makes it impossible to attract the things you want into your life!
When you prioritize taking care of yourself, you boost your well-being AND enhance your ability to be present and engaged in dating.
Set aside dedicated time each day and week for activities that rejuvenate you, such as exercise, meditating, praying, reading, pursuing a hobby (or sitting and doing nothing if that’s what you want to do)!
By nurturing your own happiness, you’ll be better equipped to navigate the complexities of dating while managing your all of your other responsibilities.
#3: Create Opportunities in Your Schedule to Date and Spend Time With Your Partner
Sometimes you get to be creative when you have a lot of priorities and are short on time.
Remember how I said we get it? We do!
Sometimes spending time together looks like long walks, movies and going to bed together.
And sometimes we get to be creative!
If Arnie and I have a particularly full day, we’ll wake up 15 minutes early so we can sit on the porch and have our coffee together.
Gladys and Ric go to lunch together every single Friday, which they’ve been doing for years!
Because prioritizing our relationships is important to us and it’s imperative to keeping the love alive!
If you’re looking at opportunities to meet men as something you dread or as a time-waster – it’s time to shift your mindset and embrace meeting men as something that is fun and worth it!
#4: Create a Structure for Your Time and Manage Your Time Well
You’re precious, your time is precious and you get to manage it well.
Prioritize your tasks, set realistic deadlines, plan dating into your calendar and create a structured schedule.
Look for pockets of time in your routine where you can squeeze in a date or a brief phone call with a potential partner.
TIP: You don’t need to be juggling 15 dating apps and chatting with 100 men at a time – now that might feel overwhelming!
You need to be on three dating apps with a profile that will attract the men who are a match for you!
If you don’t have that or you need support with your mindset or time management – Schedule a Love Breakthrough Call with a Coach!
As a busy professional and/or single mom, making time for dating can feel like an uphill battle. However, by shifting your mindset and making it a priority, prioritizing self-care, creating creative opportunities to date, creating a structure for it and managing your time well, you can successfully integrate dating into your busy life.
Remember, finding love and nurturing relationships is a vital aspect of personal growth and happiness!
And you get to have it ALL!