by Preeti Khanuja__
Relationships are constantly evolving. New years can be prove to one of those moments when couples sit back talk and introspect.
Therefore New Years Resolutions are a great way of strengthening a relationship and should be arrived at together with one goal –making each year better than the previous. Here are some of the resolutions that will help couples stay rocking all year long.
1. Do good together
The holiday season brings a streak of generosity in most of us and we feel an urge to reach out to the less fortunate. There are organisations that need volunteers throughout the year. Doing good together does wonders since it bonds two people makes them more sensitive and grateful.
2. Watch what you eat
When you’re a couple being cosy glued to the couch and indulging in deserts and takeaway food sure as hell feels good. Not only does this habit pile on the pounds but it takes away the fun and intimacy that comes with preparing and sharing food together.
3. Sweat it out together
Making your partner your workout buddy is simply amazing and not just for your fitness. The idea of heavy breathing and sweating often works out well even outside the gym .
4. Make room for sextime
With the busy and hectic schedules, sex can get lost in the shuffle, which isn’t a good thing for your relationship, your health and even your mood. Make time to reconnect by scheduling a weekend ‘staycation’. If the sex has become dull put in some sparkle to light the fireworks all over again .
5. Stop with the squabble
If you have a serious bone to pick its important to bring it up but try avoiding the petty picking and arguments. At the onset one nitpick feels like a harmless act but over the times it all adds up and erodes the foundation of the relationship .When you are in the heat of the moment take that pause and ask if its worth disrupting the peace?
6. Stay emotionally honest at all times
Even the most vocal of us have found ourselves in a place where we avoid sharing and explaining our feelings to our significant other. Sometimes you dont want to be blunt or fear being misunderstood either way keeping things to yourself can bring about no good. So just find the right words and moment to spill it out but making sure you stay focused on resolution and not making it a blamefest.
7. Stop that annoying multitasking with technology
When you’re spending time with your lover, date or otherwise banish those beeps and buzzes from your phone and computer notifications. You can’t scroll through messages and emails while paying full attention to your partner .If you both have things to do, wrap it up and the move on with your evening.
8. Don’t take your partner for granted
It’s the easiest to take you partner for granted and we end up ill treating them. Much like our family we assume that they are in for the long haul and often when stressed its the romantic relation that takes the worst hit and abuse.
9. Listen more
Active listening is incredibly important when your partner is sharing something. Don’t just nod and keep doing dishes as they speak. Sit down make eye contact ask questions show interest because this is the best thing you can do for your relationship.
10. Criticise less praise more
When you spend a lot of time with someone it becomes easy to overlook things that are great about them. Couples who have been with each other a long time often need to remind themselves why they fell for each other in the first place. Make it a thumb rule to give three compliments for every criticism and you’ll see how shared appreciation breeds kindness consideration and mutual respect .
11. Break that bad habit together
If you and your partner share a bad habit that’s less than great help one another break it . Whether its nudging to go for a smoke or that one extra glass of wine encourage one another to become the best versions of yourselves.
12. Play time together
To kick the dullness out from that mundane schedules its important to take a break . Yes taking holidays is vital but when you can’t inject some fun time by enrolling for a sport or taking a sushi making lesson or learn guitar. Its important to do something to kick the monotony and infusing your relationship with fun and laughter.