Small Rituals BIG impact.
Relationships require effort in order to be successful, maintaining regular communication and a willingness to compromise whilst also providing emotional support to each other are the foundations of a healthy and happy partnership. Now I’m going to put in another thing in here that will blow your mind … Don’t take each other for granted. Now it’s easier said than done, especially since we live in a world that are filled with busy schedules and stressful obligations. When this happens it’s common to neglect your partner, this leads to feelings of resentment and insecurity. Now there is somewhat of a “aspirin” for this, and it’s through making time to do small acts that will show your love and affection and devotion to your partner.
Consider the following suggestions for creating small romance rituals to incorporate into your daily routine.
- Daily Wake Up
One of the most effective actions you can take towards keeping your relationship on track and healthy is to start the day off with a ritual of love. To set the tone for a good day, is as simple as to start the day on a positive note. We’re all pretty versed in the “Got out of the wrong side of bed” saying, right? Well if you can make it “Got out the good side of bed”, then you’re well on your way! Begin by a “Wake Up” ritual that is fun and simple…and that’s to give each other a kiss before the allowing the other to leave the bed. (If you live apart, send each other a text or short little notes or a GIF before the beginning of each day)
- “BEING” together.
A wonderful way is to set intentional ritual for “Being together” upon returning home or completing your work day. This can truly help to make you feel much more connected to your mate. Having this kind of connection is so special, sadly it’s often lost in the hustle and bustle of fixing dinner, checking the kids homework and other obligations. Your Check – in Ritual an be a quick stopping to ask about each others day or a more leisurely experience like sipping on a glass of wine together to calmly catch up. You can add efficiency by working together each day to complete a chore such as dinner prep or dishes, choose something that fits into your lifestyle.
- Nightly Assurance
Just before bed, when everything is nice and calm and completely quiet is a perfect time to reassure your partner/spouse of your love and their importance to you. Just a very simple statement will go a long way. An example of such a statement is : “I really appreciate you offering to do my chore tonight when you saw how tired I was,” lets your significant other know they are appreciated. Reaching out in some small way each evening can become a cherished ritual that helps to cement your bond and that will start to fill the love reservoir.
These are suggestions to inspire you in the creation of your own romance rituals. You don’t necessarily have to incorporate a ritual for each part of your day, but do consider the types of actions that would be most meaningful in your relationship. Also, consider adding a special ritual for coming together midweek. Something that is a bit more time indulgent can keep the spark going strong.
More coming this week.
To your Love, Happiness and Success