10 Wellness Habits That Can Transform Your Relationship
Practicing good habits and eliminating bad ones can make your relationship stronger and healthier than it currently is. In this article, Beauty and Tips takes a look at 10 wellness habits that can transform your relationship.
Relationships go through rough patches. It’s just a fact of life. There will be ups, and there will be down.
When the downs last longer than usual, it means there is something wrong in your relationship that needs fixing. And until you start looking for a solution, your relationship may not improve.
What is wellness and why can it be the key to happiness and fulfilment in all aspects of our lives?
Wellness is the process of us making better choices that enable us to live a better life. In a relationship, it means a better life for the two of you. What you say and do directly affects your partner. Once you start practising wellness, you hurt and frustrate your partner less, and instead make them happier. In short, wellness promotes positivity.
Let’s take a look at 10 wellness habits that can transform your relationship.
Praise Your Partner
As mentioned, wellness promotes positivity in a relationship. If it’s your tendency to focus on the negatives, and to constantly criticise your partner instead of praising him, negativity will flourish here.
Make a note of the good things that your partner does, and praise him for it. Has he done well at work today? Make him feel even better about that by praising him.
Show him that you’re proud of him. Get into the habit of focusing on the good stuff!
Go To Bed At The Same Time As Your Partner
If the two of you often have a different bedtime, it means you miss out on pillow talk.
And pillow talk can be really amazing! You get to cuddle up to each other, talk about your dreams, tell romantic stories, and perhaps even get intimate.
Going to bed at different times mean you lose out on these quality moments. While on you is tossing and turning in bed, the other is still downstairs, doing stuff.
Shouldn’t you be together?
Physical connection is important in any relationship, and there really is no better physical connection than at bedtime.
Remember To Say “Good Morning!”
We’re all in such a rush that sometimes we forget to even say “Good morning!” to our partners. We head out of the day with spilled coffee on our top and wet hair, and we barely speak to our parter.
It’s so important that your morning starts well. Get out of bed earlier if you have to so that you have enough time to enjoy breakfast with your partner. Say good morning to them with a smile, chat to them and discuss your day ahead.
Not only is it important that you both assume a healthy, well-balanced diet, but it’s also a great idea if you could prepare meals together and enjoy them together.
If you’re always too busy to sit down and eat dinner together at the same time, we recommend that you try to manage your time better. Couples who eat together enjoy one of humanity’s favourite pastimes together – eating!
Eating a delicious meal makes us feel so good. It also gives you two the chance to spend some quality time together.
Share Your Interests
He doesn’t like shopping and you do.
He loves sports and you loathe them.
We get it. Two people in any relationship will have different interests. It’s even healthy to keep these interests apart, as we all need space in a relationship.
This is why it’s so important that you find your common interests and share them.
If you both like dancing, make the effort to go out dancing together.
If you both like learning, make the effort to learn together.
Put down the dramatic box sets for one night and watch a comedy movie together. Pick one you both laugh and howl with laughter.
Laughter releases endorphins, which make us feel good. When we laugh with people, we automatically bond with them.
If there hasn’t been much joy in your relationship lately, find ways of laughing together.
Take Walks Together
Take walks together and hold each others hand. Don’t fall one another. Don’t walk with your hands in you pockets or dangling by your sides. Reach out to your partner, put their hand in yours, and take walks together.
The outdoors, the sunshine and fresh air is like water for the soul. It gives you energy, vibrancy and lifts your mood. And when you spend the time outdoors physically touching your partner, you feel even happier. Your mood soars.
So take walks. Go exploring together. Sit beneath the sun, the moon and the stars.
Feeling stressed? It could be negatively impacting your relationship. Find ways of de-stressing so that you don’t take it out on your partner.
Learn To Forgive And Forget
If you’re not very good at forgiving and moving on quickly, it could really hold your relationship.
Your partner has made mistakes in the past. And you know what? He will make mistakes again.
Making mistakes and learning from them is all part of being human. We’re all on a journey, we’re all learning, and we’re all still new to all this.
Go easier on your partner when he makes a mistake, even a big one. Try to empathise with him and understand why he did what he did. Tell him you’re upset, air your grievances, but tell him that, as long as he’s willing to learn from his errors you’re ready to forgive him.
Not forgiving your partner doesn’t just mean you’re punishing him. It also means that you’re punishing yourself and your relationship.
Forgiveness doesn’t mean you’re letting him off the hook. It means you’re moving on for the sake of your relationship.
What’s more important? That you hold a grudge to prove a point? Or the success of your relationship?
Compliment Your Partner
Lastly, remember to compliment your partner. If they look good today, let them know. Don’t keep it to yourself on the assumption that they “already know”!