We’re all still adjusting to the new normal right now. With the COVID-19 crisis still spreading around the globe, we may be living with these altered routines for quite some time. While these changes and stresses can be challenging enough for individuals, they can be even more stressful for couples.
Mindsight Behavioral Group wants you and your relationships to thrive right through this challenging time. Maintaining some romance and spark while you’re under quarantine definitely isn’t easy, but it is possible when you have the right tools and resources, like the ones below.
Schedule Quality Time for Fun or Romantic Date Nights
Date nights may seem cliche when you’ve been together 24/7 lately, but having quality time together is one key to keeping your relationship strong and healthy.
Pop a romantic movie into your old DVD player or stream one for a date night.
Date nights can also be part of your self-care plan with the addition of things like massages and yoga.
Adding a massager to the mix can loosen muscles and promote relaxation.
Why not cook up a healthy and romantic meal, too?
You can even snag a cookbook to inspire your culinary explorations!
Do Things For Your Own Health & Happiness
Quality time together is crucial for couples, but it’s also essential to invest in yourself. This can come from several avenues, from self-care practices to alone time.
Spruce up your fitness regimen with free half-hour workouts you can find online.
Add meditation to your daily routine.
Ensure proper nutrition with a superfoods-enhanced beverage.
Take steps to get a good night's sleep—even if you’re stressed.
Spend Time Strengthening Your Bond
Communication is everything when it comes to building and maintaining healthy relationships, but using communication tools becomes even more important during times of crisis.
Find ways to improve communication with your partner.
Active listening techniques can be a boon to your relationship.
Learn your and your partner’s love language to improve your relationship.
Research Ways to Reduce Stress & Resolve Conflict
Whether you’re stuck inside with your partner or separated during the coming weeks, conflicts are bound to arise. How you respond and manage those conflicts can make a real difference.
Working from home together can be tough, but you can find ways to make it work.
Everyone fights now and then; learn how to fight fair.
When your partner is struggling, it’s important to find practical ways to be supportive.
We’re all dealing with extra tension and new routines right now, but you don’t have to let that impact your relationship. You can use these tools and resources to keep your relationship going during the current crisis or to deal with any major changes that come your way. And don’t hesitate to contact Mindsight Behavioral Health for additional information on how they can help you through this challenging time.
About the Author
Jennifer Scott is a single mom who writes about the ups and downs of her mental illness on spiritfinder.org. The blog serves as both a source of information for people with mental illness and a forum where those living with anxiety and depression can come together to discuss their experiences. Based in Philadelphia, she enjoys traveling, working with animals, and seeking out new friendships and adventures.
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