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You don’t need me to tell you that our lives are busier today than ever before. All you need to do is look at your to-do list to know that. With so much to do, see, and scroll, it can be hard to fit everything in. And if you try to fit too many things in, all areas of your life can suffer.

One place where busy lives can cause stress is relationships. If you’ve got an intense schedule and you’re in a relationship, you can start to feel like you can’t keep up. If you’re not in a relationship, you will want to think twice if that’s the kind of situation you want to end up in. Relationships take time and commitment and you likely want to give your partner all they deserve.

Of course, there’s nothing physically stopping you from getting into a relationship. If you have someone special in your life and you want to take things to the next level, you can go for it. I just want you to be aware that you might end more stressed or feel that you cannot give all that you want to your relationship. And know that there’s nothing wrong with admitting you’re too busy for a relationship at the moment,

Scroll through the gallery to see eight signs you don’t actually have time for a relationship.

1. You Can Barely Manage With Your Schedule To Begin With

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If you already feel like you’re drowning from all the things you have to do on your to-do list, it’s not the best idea to want to add a relationship into the mix. Both you and your partner deserve time and space where you can grow together. If you don’t have that, you’ll get stressed which won’t improve anything. Image source: Instagram/noraplans214

2. You Don’t Remember When You Had Me Time

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Do you remember the last time you did something for yourself? If you’re hesitating, the answer is still no. If this is the case, you will want to consider a relationship right now. You need to have time for yourself. If you don’t have that, how can you possibly have time to give to another person? Exactly. Right now, the best thing could be to focus on you. Image source: Instagram/martaluko

3. The Thought Of Having Anything Else On Your Plate Stresses You Out

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I’m not strictly speaking about relationships. I’m talking about anything. How would you feel if you had a few more things to do tomorrow? Do you feel your stomach tightening up? Do you want to run for the hills? That’s not the state of mind you want to be in when you get into a relationship. You want to be in a good place. This doesn’t sound like one. Image source: Instagram/collierroimata

4. It’s A Constant Struggle To Find Time To Get Together With Bae

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It’s hard to coordinate busy schedules, but if you spend most of your time coordinating with your SO rather than actually spending time together, it’s a bad sign. If you had struggles with exes and your schedule is still the same, it’s likely that you’d experience the same problems in a new relationship. Image source: Instagram/plan_with_katie

5. When You Get With Bae, You Find Your Mind Wandering To Everything You Need To Do

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When you do finally get together, what happens? Do you enjoy the time you have together? Or, do you find that you cannot get the stress of all the other things that you have to do out of your head? When you’re super busy, the latest option becomes a reoccurring problem. Even the best relationships will suffer when your mind is on something else. Image source: Instagram/tatianasoaressalvador

6. You Are Constantly Canceling Or Rearranging Plans

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Consider how many times you make plans with someone but end up rearranging them or canceling them because you’ve got other pressing things that need to get done. If you have a reputation for doing it, proceed into a new relationship with caution. Your friends and family are probably struggling with the situation. And I bet you are, too. Now, imagine if a new bae gets put into the position. Image source: Instagram/the_pixie_planner

7. You Have A Big Project You’re Working On That You’re Committed To

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It doesn’t matter whether it’s work, personal, school, a goal, or something for a friend. If you have something in your life that you’re devoted to, that takes up a lot of your time, that might be your *baby* at the moment. And it might be a situation where you cannot split yourself up and devote enough time to a bae. There’s nothing wrong with admitting that. In fact, it can actually be better for you in the long run to realize this. Image source: Instagram/theartofbujo

8. Seeing Your Friends And Family Is Already Difficult

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Before you consider another relationship, think about the different ones you already have. Do you have enough time for them? Or, do you always feel like you’re letting friends and family down because of your hectic schedule? If your feelings are more towards the latter one, consider how successful it would be adding another relationship into the mix. You would probably end up having to sacrifice time from your current relationships to foster your new bae and that time probably wouldn’t be enough. Image source: Instagram/marcix.marcix

What are your relationship tips? Let us know in the comments!