You can do many things to keep your relationship feeling exciting, but sometimes life gets in the way. It’s easy to fall into a routine and stop putting any effort into making time for each other. This blog post will outline 10 ways to save your relationship from a boring routine!
Do Something Different.
If you’re typically an indoors couple during wintertime, take advantage of this season by going snowboarding or skiing together. Doing new things will keep life interesting for both yourself and your partner. If you’re used to spending Friday nights at home with takeout and Netflix, go out for dinner instead!
There are endless possibilities for things you can do to keep your relationship feeling fresh and new.
There’s no excuse not to try something new. You can think out of the box and do things like go on a picnic in the park, visit an amusement park, do a wine tasting tour, take dance lessons, learn how to cook, play tennis, go night swimming or take a weekend road trip.
Trying new things will not only keep your relationship vibrant, but it will also help you to connect better.
Find at least two new hobbies that you can do together.
Finding new hobbies is an excellent way to keep your relationship from becoming dull. By finding new interests, you can also find something that may have been missing in the other person’s life up until this point!
Try to find something neither of you has ever done before.
This can be a daunting task, but it’s definitely worth the effort! Not only will you have shared memories, but you’ll also have new experiences to talk about.
When looking for hobbies to do together, ensure they’re things that both of you will enjoy. If one person is dragging their feet on every activity, it’s likely not going to be much fun for either of you.
One of the biggest problems in any relationship is a lack of communication. If you and your partner are not talking, then you’re missing out on a key part of your relationship.
Try to make time every day to talk about your day, what’s going on in each other’s lives, and anything else that comes up. By communicating more, you’ll better understand one another and resolve any issues that may come up.
Not only will talking help improve your relationship, but it can improve your mental health as well!
Talking has been shown to reduce stress levels and promote overall happiness.
Make sure that when you talk with your partner, you’re listening to them. Don’t just wait for your turn to speak. Paraphrase what you’ve heard them say and show that you’re interested in their thoughts and feelings. This simple act can make a world of difference in your relationship.
Schedule Regular Date Nights.
One way to ensure that you’re always doing something new is to schedule regular date nights with your partner.
By scheduling a time for just the two of you, it’ll force you to get out of the house and do something exciting together! Try not to cancel on each other or let too much time pass between dates. Ideally, you should try to go on one every week if possible.
If money is an issue when it comes to planning fun activities for date night, there are plenty of free things that can be done to have a good time without spending any money at all!
Take a Walk.
If you and your partner are the types of people who enjoy being active, take a walk together. Not only is this a great way to get some exercise, but it’s also an excellent opportunity for conversation.
Walks can be done pretty much anywhere, and they’re perfect for any weather condition! If it’s hot outside, take a stroll through the park. If it’s cold out, bundle up and go for a walk around the neighborhood.
This is an activity that both of you can do without needing any special equipment or preparation. Just make sure to put on sunscreen if needed and grab some water bottles before heading out!
Have some wine (or coffee) after work with your partner instead of watching TV.
TV can be a huge distraction, and it’s often the reason why couples wind up spending all their time in front of the tube. If you and your partner are looking for an alternative to watching TV, try having some wine (or coffee) together after work. This is a great way to catch up on each other’s day and relax after a long day.
Not only will this help reduce stress levels, but it’ll also give you something to look forward to during the week! Not only is this an excellent way to unwind and relax after a long day, but it’s also a great chance to connect with your partner and share stories about what you’ve been up to all day.
Go Out With Other Couples You’re Friends With.
One thing that frequently happens in long-term relationships is becoming distant from friends because they aren’t involved in each other’s lives anymore. While this isn’t necessarily bad – especially if your partner is your best friend – it’s still important to have friends outside of your relationship.
One great way to combat this issue is by going out with other couples that you’re friends with. This gives you a chance to socialize and enjoy time spent with people who aren’t necessarily romantically involved with each other.
Not only will this help keep your friendships strong, but it’ll also give you something to do on the weekends! Instead of staying in and watching TV, go out for dinner or drinks with some friends.
Plan a Vacation (or Daytrips).
Another great way to add excitement to your relationship is planning a vacation. Even if you can’t afford to go on a trip somewhere far away, there are still plenty of options available to you.
You could plan a day trip or weekend getaway to nearby cities or towns. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even plan a road trip! As long as the two of you are together, there’s no limit to the amount of fun you can have!
Plus, they’re a great way to escape from reality for a little while!
Spend time apart.
While it’s important to spend time together, it’s also just as important to have some time apart. This can be done in a variety of ways – you could go out with your friends, have a girls/guys night, or even go on a solo trip!
It’s also important to remember that this doesn’t apply just to you – it applies to your partner as well. Have them spend some time apart by encouraging them to hang out with their own friends or family members for the day.
This is an excellent way of establishing independence and strengthening self-confidence.
Remember why you’re in a relationship with them when choosing to spend time apart from your partner. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind and forget about what attracted you to this person in the first place! For a relationship or marriage to survive, couples must maintain their individuality.
Being a part of a couple doesn’t mean that you have to lose yourself – in fact, it should be the opposite! Spending time apart is one great way to ensure that you and your partner remain happy and healthy.
Bring Sexy Back.
It’s easy to fall into a routine when it comes to sex too, but doing so can make intimacy feel boring over time. Don’t be afraid to bring the sexy back into your relationship. Start wearing lingerie again, light candles and incense before sex, and put on some sultry music.
Trying new things in the bedroom will help get both of you excited about being intimate together again. Sex can be a huge part of your relationship, and it is essential to keep the fire going for romance not to fade.
Change up your routine by trying new things together or even indulging yourselves with some toys you have been eyeing!
Sometimes just changing how you look at each other can bring the sexy back into a fading relationship. Date night every week ensures that both people don’t lose sight of why their partners were initially so attractive and fun to date because life gets busy quickly.
If keeping the passion alive seems impossible, there are many couples therapists that specialize in sex therapy who can help get things back on track before they disappear entirely from one another’s lives.
Try one of these 10 ways if you want to save your relationship from a boring routine. The key is finding the right balance between novelty and familiarity to ensure that both partners are happy with what’s going on.
You don’t have to do them all at once – just work your way through each one and see which ones work for you. Some of these tips may not be appropriate in certain relationships, so make sure to tailor them to fit your needs and the specific dynamics of your relationship.
I hope that these tips help keep your relationship exciting and fun! Do you have any tips to add? Please share in the comments below!
Brenda Tillman is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner, a dedicated mom blogger, and a life enthusiast. She also has completed courses on Parenting Skills, Learning, and Education. She is married and is the proud mother of a boy and two girls. She loves being with her family and pets. She has been blogging for over five years now and enjoys sharing her thoughts on parenting, relationships, health & fitness as well as other topics that come up in life.