ARE YOU MAKING ENOUGH TIME FOR LOVE?
Don’t put romance on the backburner. Here’s how you can achieve a better work-life balance and boost your chances of meeting that special someone.
o you spend most of your waking hours in the office? Are you struggling to find love amidst your busy schedule? If your answer is “yes” to both, you may want to do something about this! Relationship experts warn that the lack of work-life balance could sabotage your romantic life. “Your career is a marathon, not a sprint. Giving up a romantic life, marriage and children is possible in the short term, but is it something you’d want to give up in the long run?” asks Wendy Tse, founder and head matchmaker at Society W.
This is where you can make the change – it all begins with you. “Many say that they have no time for love, but work-life balance is something you must create for yourself,” adds Cindy Leong, relationship coach at Relationship Studio. Here are a few simple pointers from dating experts to achieve a healthier work-life balance and re-prioritise love. Who knows, you might find romance along the way.
SIX TIPS TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE A BETTER WORK-LIFE BALANCE — AND MAKE TIME FOR LOVE
Meet-up groups can improve your chances of finding a partner. Being involved in activities outside of work can put you back in touch with other things you want to pursue, and enrich your life and relationships.
Always wanted to learn how to cook, take beautiful photographs, exercise more and pursue other interests, but have been putting it off? Why wait? You have a good chance of meeting interesting and like-minded people in classes, workshops and other activities.
Physical activities such as dancing, rock-climbing and hiking trips are fun and relaxing ways to meet new people. Our bodies produce mood-lifting chemicals (endorphins) when we work out, which help reduce stress and improve our physiques. Look good, feel good!
Knowing yourself and developing your strengths can stand you in better stead to do well in your career and relationships. Many people overlook this advantage as they seek out their ideal partners. If you put effort into improving yourself, it is more likely that prospective partners will gravitate towards you.
Weddings, dinner parties, or even a barbecue at a friend’s place — showing up at gatherings such as these could increase your chances of finding love. That new face in the crowd could be the one you might want to spend the rest of your life with!
PICK A GOOD VENUE
If you want to meet new people, don’t just sit at home or stay chained to your office desk. Head outside. Hang out at common spaces, like a café or a park. Don’t shy away from saying “hello” to that friendly barista or the cute stranger sharing your table at the food court.
This article is featured in ChannelNewsAsia as part of the Hello Love Campaign 2020.