As super busy moms, often we are running on empty. When all the jobs around the house are done, the meals are sorted, the kids are ferried to and from their various activities and all the millions of tasks that make up our days are sorted out, it can easily feel like there’s nothing left in the tank. That’s why it can be hard to recognize the importance of showing that you care.
There’s so much involved in being a good mother, partner and friend, but sometimes showing that you love someone is important too – and it doesn’t have to be complicated, exhausting or expensive either. There are plenty of simple ways to let your loved ones know you’re thinking of them.
You’ll find that these simple steps can have a dramatic and transformative impact on your relationships and help to improve them even more. When everyone feels valued in a family unit or a friendship group, then we all collectively benefit – especially the person showing care. So how can you make it a part of your daily routine without adding to your workload?
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
You know the old saying ‘actions speak louder than words’? That’s extremely important to remember when it comes to showing someone that you truly value and love them. All the myriad little touches that you do throughout the day for your family are a demonstration of love – but they may not see that. So next time you make a packed lunch, you could try adding a little note. A few lines about how you’ve made the contents of the lunch bag with love. Or go for the little touches. If you know your partner is having an especially tough day, run them a bath or fix their favourite dinner. Bring them the odd cup of coffee in bed or scrape the frost off their car windshield – any little touch that can make a tough day a little easier shows you care. It’s these low-key little gestures that demonstrate care and keep love and respect alive in a relationship, more than the grand gestures.
In the crush of family life, spontaneity is quite often the first thing to go out the door. But bringing it back into your life can be fun for you and for everyone else. Planning a surprise is a beautiful thing and will create moments you’ll all remember. It could be booking tickets for that show you can all go to as a family. Or it could simply be making a picnic indoors for dinner one night. It doesn’t have to be elaborate – quite often the simple, silly ideas are the best. Being spontaneous or doing something different together can help to keep the connections strong in a romantic relationship, but equally doing fun, unplanned things with your family can also enhance that feeling of togetherness.
Take Care Of The Details
Lots of the things you can do to show that you are about the fun times. But loving someone is also about being there through the bad times. Although no one likes to think of things going wrong, sometimes in life circumstances happen which can be challenging and test the strongest bond. It’s equally as important to make sure that you’re taking care of your family in bad times as good. A lot of that is to do with being practical and being prepared so that you can provide support in the worst situations. Whether it’s making sure that the family has the right insurance cover to be protected in the event of an illness, accident or disaster, or finding a firm that offers effective legal representation should you need to access it, having the proper arrangements set up will prevent a lot of further stress in a bad situation and is really looking out for your family.
Write Something Down
We live in a world of constant electronic communication. That makes those rare handwritten things we receive even more worth cherishing. So take the time to write someone you love a handwritten note. It could be a thank you for something they’ve done. It could be a letter telling the kids how proud you are of them for something they’ve achieved, or perhaps just a little note to your partner to say you love them. These small personal tokens can mean the world and really show that you’ve taken the time and trouble with someone. Often they become cherished tokens that people keep and return to over time. So purchase some pretty note paper and get scribbling for an instant hit of feel good.