Introducing: the Mini-Date
Too busy to go on a date this week?
Sometimes life gets crazy and it’s hard to set aside time to connect with that special person in your life. And once you get off your weekly date routine, it's difficult to get back on it. Sometimes Matthew and I look at our schedule and realize we haven't been on an official date in a month. Other times, we look ahead on our calendar and cannot find a solid bit of time to set aside for a date that week.
We've come up with a solution.
You may not have the time this week to go on a date, but you probably have 15 minutes at some point in the day, even if right before bed, to give devoted time to your spouse. But you are probably thinking it: how can you have a date in 15 minutes?
Here are some criteria we use to determine what constitutes a good date:
giving undivided attention to the person you are with
having fun and forgetting your stresses
connecting with one another
recognizing it as and calling it a date
The last one may seem irrelevant, but Matthew and I have found that we attach more importance to time we designate as a date than time we spend together otherwise, even if we are doing something fun.
Enter the mini-date.
All of these things can be accomplished in 15 minutes, if need be. While it is preferable to dedicate more time to your dates on a regular basis (especially for the "forgetting your stresses" part), sometimes it is better to spend some intentional time together than no time at all. So, take the quarter of an hour and have fun!
Impromptu Dance Party
Time: 15 min | Cost: $ | Location: Anywhere | Level: Easy
Every once in a while you need to let loose. So why not turn on some music and dance like nobody is watching? Leave your inhibitions behind you and get your heart pumping with that person who gets your heart pumping.
Groovy Moves Printables
Our Dance Party Playlist (or any music of your choice)
Download the free printables below--outlining some easy and hilarious dance moves--and optionally print. Otherwise, download to your tablet for reference.
Once you are alone and settled for your mini-date, turn on the tunes and ease into dancing.
Have fun and go wild! It's good for you. Try some unfamiliar dance moves and encourage your partner to do the same (no judgement!)
Show us your favorite moves on instagram @makeadateofit #minidate..
Show off your dance moves on Instagram @makeadateofit #dancepartyminidate
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