However, if you’re in a relationship and you want it to be successful long term, then it’s a great idea to come up with resolutions as partners.
You can still have your own personal resolutions. In fact, I recommend each partner work on himself or herself individually. But, setting couples new year resolutions is just as important. Whether you’re husband, wife, engaged, or simply boyfriend or girlfriend, coming up with new year’s goals together will help strengthen your relationship for the coming year.
This article will help you by providing 6 new year’s resolutions for couples that you can use to make 2018 your best year yet! Sit down with your partner and get them in place before the clock strikes midnight on January 1, 2018.
Be Mindful Together
We live in a fast-paced world where most people have little time to stop and smell the flowers. And, this stress can impact relationships because most men and women have stressful days at work and come home and take it out on their partner. Or, it causes them to pull away, get cranky, and be less kind.
One good couples resolution is to practice mindfulness together. Mindfulness is a lofty, spiritual concept, but it isn’t all that difficult to practice. It’s basically paying attention in the present moment. So, as a couple, you take time every day to pay attention to each other and the world around you.
This article explains basic mindfulness techniques and should help get you started on the right path. The key is to stick with it and do it as a couple regularly.
Couples Fitness Resolution
You might have noticed that once people get into a relationship, they start to gain weight. This isn’t just your unique observation. The connection between weight gain and being in a relationship has been shown in multiple studies. But, too much weight gain can impact relationships as physical attraction lessens. In addition, it creates health problems that can lower the quality of life for the individuals and couple.
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One way to stay fit and healthy together is to set a fitness related resolution. This could be losing a few pounds, lifting weights together, or even running a race as a couple. By setting this resolution together, you’re creating two benefits.
First, you’ll have someone to support you in your fitness endeavors. You’re a team! Second, if one of you is tempted to slack, the other one can speak up for accountability. Doing it together is a win-win situation.
Do Nice Things
I know many couples who live stressful, hectic lives controlled by outside forces (like bosses). However, they typically feel powerless to express themselves in their toxic environments. So, they return home and what do they do? They take it out on their partner.
That’s why it’s a good new year’s resolution to do nice things for your partner. You might think you do this often, but do you really? How many times in a given day or week do you actually go out of your way to be kind and loving to the person you consider your life partner?
If the answer is rarely, then resolving to be more kind to each other as a couple is a great relationship goal for 2018.
This can be anything from leaving a note for your partner, buying him or her a small gift, or just doing something that needs done, like surprising your partner by doing the dishes.
The world is a pretty messed up place. Many people found 2017 to be a year lacking in kindness, decency, and respect. If you feel like the world needs changed, then resolve to change it in 2018! And, what is the best way to do that? As a team with your partner or spouse!
Look into ways you can volunteer your time to help others. You can find many options based on your needs. It could be helping the homeless, serving at a soup kitchen, organizing meals for the elderly, or walking the dogs at the animal shelter.
Not only will you be making a difference, but volunteering together will bring you closer to your partner in the new year. These websites will match you to a charity so you can get started planning.
Special Date Nights
I’m hoping that if you’re a normal couple, you at least try to go out regularly. But, a lot of partners rarely go out on dates. They stay in and spend time together, but it’s not the same. Even if you go out regularly, don’t discount this new year’s resolution for couples either.
I recommend setting aside a day a week or every couple of weeks when you resolve to plan date nights throughout the new year. These don’t have to be something elaborate or expensive. But, they should, at the very least, involve more than sitting together in someone’s house watching TV.
You might have to get a little creative, but there are many options, a lot of them free. Take a walk in a park, go to a concert, watch a play, attend a sporting event, go to the place where you first met, or have a romantic dinner. The key is that you get out and do something to keep your relationship interesting and vibrant.
Create A Shared Goal
While I’ve given a few couples resolution suggestions, really making your own can be just as easy. You’ll want to look at ways your relationship needs to improve in the coming year, then set a goal that you’re both going to pursue together to make that improvement a reality.
The key is that it’s something you both consider important and that you’re both on board with making the change. Most resolutions fail after only a few weeks, even individual ones. As a result, I recommend picking goals that will bring about genuine change, but are also resolutions you can realistically keep together.
So, these couples resolutions will help you have the best relationship in the new year. Even if 2017 was difficult and rocky, these will help you look forward to a great 2018…together!