The New Year is well and truly underway, and we have all begun chipping away at our New Years Resolutions.
Do you and your partner catch yourselves wanting to change aspects of the way you live or just needing a refresh? Then a Couples New Years Resolution may be for you!
Creating a list as a couple of the things you both want to do or achieve is healthy for growth, so why not use the new year as an excuse to write them down and tick them off?
Top 5 Couples Resolutions for 2019:
1. Break A Habit Together
Habits, we all have them but there are some that are not helpful and can be distracting.
Trying to find a habit you are your partner are both guilty of can be hard. Some examples are; leaving the dishes in the sink or eating take out too often.
These sound mundane but it is a good idea to start small and slowly work to bigger goals. Making smaller changes to eating habits are a great first resolution.
Habits are better worked on together and it is important to keep each other accountable.
2. Prioritize Quality Time
There are never enough hours in the day to work, eat, exercise and look after the family, let alone spend quality time with your partner.
Quality time is giving your partner undivided attention and allowing yourselves to scheduled time to talk and appreciate one another.
Scheduling time for each other is vital! It allows you to catch up on what has happened in their week at work or in general.
Date night is a great first step into having quality time together. If you have children, ask a family member or a babysitter to look after the kids, so you can enjoy a kid free alone time.
Setting this time aside is hard enough, to make the most of it switch your phone to silent and put them away so your full attention is on your partner.
Travel is a cliché resolution that most people have on their list. There is a reason travel is so popular, depending on the destination you can come home feeling relaxed, fresh and closer together.
Travelling abroad is a great way to spend time and make memories together. Although international travel is amazing it isn’t always fisable but that doesn’t mean the travel experience is impossible.
Taking time to explore your local area can be just as rewarding. Visiting a local café or restaurant that you always drive past but never got to!
If all else fails a staycation is always the answer! Book a local hotel for a night or two and enjoy the experience.
4. Criticize Less and Compliment More
Sometimes your partner has a particular quirk that can really grind your gears!
Unfortunately, these quirks are often what make us different. Instead of nit picking at these just accept that they make your partner unique. Don;t comment negatively, instead give them a complement.
When you love someone, it becomes very easy to criticize more than we compliment, a great couples new year resolution is to compliment over criticize.
Gifts are a great way to show appreciation but often the little whispered compliments mean more.
5. Complete Goals
It is important to remember Rome wasn’t built in a day.
2019 has 12 months left to conquer these Couples Resolutions!
Start by making a list and then write, how and when you plan to achieve them. If it seems daunting start by setting smaller goals that lead to the bigger goal.
Make sure to keep each other accountable for completing the resolutions and sticking to them, gentle reminders and compliments will work best.
If you and your partner complete these goals embrace the achievement and treat yourselves as a reward!
We hope you enjoyed this article and find the tips helpful!