“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ~ Dalai Lama
We have 365 days in a year, and each day is ideal for strengthening your relationships. Still, February is considered the perfect month to boost positivity in your relationship. It is the most romantic time of a year to renew and enhance your bond with your loved one. Being caught up in the daily chaotic routines, we often tend to take relationships for granted. Let’s see what you can do enhance your relationship.
9 Ways to Enhance your Relationship This February
- Be grateful
Gratitude boosts the quality of love. Be thankful for everything your partner does, however small and simple it be. It will add a dashing dose of sparkle to your relationship. Bonus – gratitude will keep you together during the long run.
Write small notes of gratitude and put it in places where your partner will see. Snuggle some chocolates or chits of “Thank you” in his or her lunch box or bag. There are many more ways. Try experimenting.
- Forgiveness is important
Forgive each other. Mistakes do happen, knowingly or unknowingly. Forgiveness is the medicine to help you understand each other better. When you forgive each other, you are setting the stage to strengthen your relationship, allowing it to improve. And, once you forgive, let go of the instance. Never get stuck there. Living in the past is living in the rut.
- Stop finding mistakes and release judgment
A judgment does no good. So release the judgments. When you judge your partner, you are judging yourself. When you find mistakes with your partner, you are trying to find out your own mistakes. Hence, stop the blame game and release and let go of judgment. Instead, look at the bigger picture and be grateful.
- Express love
Expression of love is equally important as loving a person. Never come up with excuses. Small tokens of love can make the other feel worthy and loved. It could be as simple as telling “I love you” or a warm hug. A subtle kiss on the forehead or a small letter to your partner are also beautiful ideas to express your love. Irrespective of the way you do it, make sure that you express your love. It transforms relationships in ways that can be explained beyond words.
- Appreciate your partner
Appreciate your partner for whatever he/she does. The meals cooked, taking care of the children, doing the dishes and laundry – everything takes effort. Be sure to appreciate their efforts. Appreciation boosts esteem levels. It creates a sense of happiness, uplifts the mood, and brings in positive vibes.
- Spend quality time together
In today’s world, all of us are busy. We have our work. We have families to take care. And, then, of course, countless options for distractions. Social media is everywhere. Keep everything out and fix a date. You could leave your children behind for a play-date at their friends’ place and spend time together. Cook together. Read together. Give each other a good massage. Go for a trip. Hike. There are plenty of things you can do to spend quality time together.
Turn off your mobiles. No phones. No internet. Nothing. Just the two of you and your beautiful love. The moments are blissful and the impact on your relationships, wonderful.
- Practice self-care
Relationships are mirrors of what you feel about yourself. When you do not love yourself unconditionally, you will never be able to love your partner entirely. When you are not happy with yourself, you will see the same in your relationship. And, that is why self-care is important.
Spend quality time with yourself. Take a long, warm shower or go for a pedicure. Get yourself a massage. Do things that make you feel good and uplift your senses. Practice stress-relief. Look into the mirror and say “I love you” to yourself. Cook the food you love. Write yourself a love letter. Treat yourself to goodies.
Unconditional self-love is the key to a wonderful relationship with your partner.
- Practice yoga
Yoga could help in boosting relationships. Regular practice of yoga poses increase a sense of peace and mindfulness, thereby enabling you to stay grounded. Physically, yoga could help to improve your overall health. Studies have proven that yoga is an art of self-discovery. When you understand and appreciate yourself in an unbiased way, and unconditionally, the same reflects in your relationships.
Also, partner yoga poses such as Natarajasana [Dancer’s Pose] and Navasana [Boat Pose] could help you to understand your partner. It could increase a sense of coordination and balance while boosting positivity and passion in your relationship.
- Indulge in a healthy sexual life
- Sex is not just about physical pleasure. It is one of the best ways to know your partner. A healthy sexual life is essential to clear the blocks in your relationships. So steam it up and melt away the obstacles and revamp the romance and passion in your relationship.