I loved this short but very practical guest blog from my friends Casey and Meygan Caston. You can get more information about their great work with couples at Marraige365.org.
10 New Year’s Resolutions for Couples
Here are some New Year’s Resolution ideas that have the potential to actually change your marriage for the better:
- No screen time. Pick two nights a week with no screen time (that means no TV, no phones, and no video games). You can do it!
- Sweat together. Couples who work out and stay active feel sexier in and out of the bedroom.
- Ask more questions. Asking your spouse open-ended questions shows you care and that you’re interested in what they’re thinking and feeling. Be sure to check out our book, 365 Connecting Questions for Couples, which will make this resolution a breeze to stick to!
- Make sex a priority. Talk about ways you can make sure your intimacy is on your to do list
- Eat dinner together. Couples who sit down and intentionally spend time talking and sharing about their day feel more connected.
- Start doing a monthly budget. No, it’s not sexy but studies have shown time and time again that if you make financial decisions together, you will be happier and wealthier.
- Schedule date night at least twice a month. Remember that date nights are for having fun, making new memories and having heart-to- heart conversations.
- Learn something new about your personality. The more self-aware you become, the more confident you’ll be. This will impact your marriage and any other relationship you have.
- Be positive. The minute your brain starts thinking negative things about your spouse, your house, or your job, write down 5 things you love about your life. You can actually train your brain into thinking more positive.
- Text your spouse a compliment once a day. Sounds simple, right? And it’s extremely powerful to take the time to send your spouse a thoughtful and kind text to let them know how much you love them.
Sticking to your resolutions creates healthy habits which will have a direct impact on your marriage.