5 New Years Resolutions You NEED To Set For Your Relationship
Have more date nights.
Setting aside time for one another is an extremely valuable way to enrich your relationship. Although this is frequently done at night, it doesn’t have to be! Nor does it have to cost you an arm and a leg.
Whatever you decide to do, I highly suggest scheduling it in advance. Once it’s on your calendar, treat it the way you would treat other important commitments - like a meeting with your boss or dinner with your parents - and make sure to follow through.
Dedicate time in bed to each other, not your screens.
If you’re fairly tech savvy, you may have noticed that the bed has become a place of screen addiction. When we spend time scrolling through our phones, tablets, computers, and TVs, we are focusing on everything but our partner.
Set a goal to focus on the person you love instead. Talk about your day, display affection, read a book or meditate together. Invest in the person you cherish. If you do want to watch something on the screen, find something you like to watch together. Otherwise, save it for your personal time.
Incorporate more mindfulness into your relationship.
Meditation is growing in popularity and honestly it is one of the best things to become “trendy”. Millions of people have transformed their lives with meditation, helping them to reduce anxiety and stress while growing their confidence.
Did you know that meditating with your partner is just as beneficial as meditating alone? In fact, it has been shown to help regulate stress, manage emotions, and increase love + kindness! Agape has developed a 7 day guided meditation series for couples to transform relationships in just one week. It was written and developed by Ronald Rogge, a clinical psychologist who has been researching romantic relationships for over 20 years. The best part? It’s only $7! You can transform your relationship for only $1 a day.
Start a new tradition.
There’s a reason why people keep traditions for years and years, it’s because they’re fun! One tradition that I recommend starting with your partner is something I call a Love Jar.
Starting in January, every week you both write down something good that happened in your relationship and put it in a jar. When New Years Eve comes around, reminisce by reading through all your memories together!
Disagree, don’t argue.
Given that you and your partner are two different people, it is no surprise that you won’t always see eye to eye. But guess what? That is OKAY! Disagreeing is a normal and healthy part of a relationship. But just because you disagree, doesn’t mean you have to argue.
Preventing a disagreement from turning into an argument is not as difficult as it may seem. All it requires is self control and mindfulness. Don’t yell, don’t swear, and allow the person to express themselves fully. Make sure you are listening to understand, not to respond. Put yourself in their shoes to see things from their perspective. You got this!