As a military wife, I’ve had to get used to the fact that my husband won’t always be home. A few days ago he left, and he won’t be back for three weeks! Sometimes it’s hard to suddenly change the routine that you’re used to with someone. As much as I love my husband and want him home all the time, I’ve learned that I can’t rely on him to function. It’s been a great reminder of who I am, and the inner strength that has grown in me. For those of you who find yourself alone, or your loved one is away quite often, I wanted to share with you a few things for you to do while you have this special time to yourself!
1. Treat Yourself
Yes, technically you should be working out all the time anyway, but that doesn’t always happen. With your loved one away, this will probably leave you with some extra free time! You don’t have to hit the gym, there are plenty of workouts you can do at home. Working out creates endorphins which will make you happier and relaxing from beauty treatments works just as well!
Now is the time to do anything and everything they didn’t want to do or is easier to do alone! I went to see the Twilight movie that my husband wouldn’t be caught dead at, I have a massage set, and I’m redecorating our apartment! It feels great to be a little independent sometimes!
We’ve all experienced the “relationship bubble,” you date someone, and soon that person seems to be your only friend because you spend every moment together! Whether you’re married, or dating, this is something that should be avoided. Every woman needs her girls, and every man needs his boys. With your loved one away, use this time to catch up with friends and spend some quality time with them! When you’re having fun, time seems to always fly by so before you know it, your partner will be back!
It’s so easy to be gloomy when your significant other is away, but instead of being down, embrace the time you’re given! Don’t sit on the couch and watch the clock! Work on yourself, do the things you’ve been meaning to do, and see your friends!