When you are with someone for a number of years, monotony and the "business" side of living life (cleaning up the house, paying bills, coordinating schedules, etc.) can make married or "committed" life seem....well....less than fun. It definitely feels different than those exciting days of dating, going out all the time, and less combined responsibilities! So what can you do to shake things up a bit?
The other day Scott & I realized a simple way to find more joy in your relationship on a more regular basis, that doesn't cost more money or additional time -- make a small tweak to a familiar event!
For example, for years now (on & off) Scott and I have worked out together in the mornings. We have been having trouble getting motivated to get back into it, so I suggested we ride our bikes down to the bay for the sunrise and get our workouts done outside (a different/new environment) which has also encouraged us to switch up our workouts (a different/new activity.)
It was fun! We connected over catching a beautiful sunrise and watching some dolphins track down their breakfast, had time to chat on the bike ride there and back, and were proud of each other for pushing harder than usual on our workouts in the heat & humidity!
Our point here is you don’t have to go on some lavish vacation or spend a boat load of cash to pour some excitement back into your relationship.
You can change something small like your workout location, where you eat dinner (make it a picnic!), where you pay bills (go to a coffee shop and sip java ️& people watch while you crunch the numbers!), shop at a new grocery store, and so many more things!
So comment below, what ‘everyday’ thing (working out, a chore, task, etc.) are you going to tweak a bit to make it more enjoyable and what are you going to do?