With work, family, extracurricular activities, exercise, kids, cooking, household chores and all of the other tasks we have to complete each day, it seems like there's no time for anything else.
Well, you must make time for just one more thing...fortunately, just 15 minutes each day will do the trick. That's only 1% of the time you have available each day, so I know it's realistic.
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Couple Time is a Must
You need to make some time each day to just be a couple instead of parents, employees and whatever other roles you play each day.
Your marriage is more important than your children or your career, so you need to start nourishing it. Your marriage must come second (just behind your relationship with God if you share that belief), and it cannot be allowed to slide to any less priority in your everyday life.
15 Minutes, Really?
Find just 15 minutes each day to sit without distractions and talk to your spouse about your day, your thoughts, your dreams and whatever else you feel like sharing as long as you are engaged in an intimate conversation.
And please be sure that your conversation doesn't revolve around things that need to be done around the house, the kids' school activities or any other "responsible" meeting topics. This time is for you to talk without distractions about your individual thoughts and your desires as a couple.
Finding this time in your busy schedule might mean waking up 15 minutes earlier and talking before you get out of bed, or turning off the TV 15 minutes early in the evening. Just make that time to connect each day and you will reap major dividends in your marriage.
Beyond Daily Time
While 15 minutes per day should do the trick, I further encourage you to schedule a date night once every two weeks or so. It doesn't have to be an expensive or elaborate outing.
While it is great to get away from the house and all of the "to-do's" a date night sometimes represents, you don't necessarily even have to go out. Your date night can be as simple as cooking dinner together and sharing a bottle of wine, or just watching a movie together after the kids go to bed.
The important thing is that you are engaged in your relationship and focused on appreciating each other as a couple above all else for just a little while.
So, What Will You Do with Your 15 Minutes?
There you have it: spend a measly 15 minutes just being a couple each day, and you'll feel closer than ever. Throw in a fun date night once in a while and you will be on your way to having an awesome marriage for life!
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It's totally free, and it's all about showing busy couples how to find and use their 15 minutes to build a happier life together. Plus, you'll get some great ideas for fantastic date nights that you can enjoy right at home.