Most relationships start fresh and exciting. It doesn’t take much to have fun and enjoy one another. Over time, however, the newness wears off and the busyness of life can settle in. It is easy for complacency to move in and no one even notices. If you have noticed your relationship feeling a little dull, here are three ways to add fun.
Create a Specific Bucket List
For many years bucket lists were all the rage. While the term bucket list is not as hot as it once was, the idea of a bucket list is as important as ever. A list of goals never goes out of style. One way to add fun to your relationship is to create a subject-oriented bucket list. If you share a love for food, make a list of local places you want to try before the new year. Alternatively, if you love the outdoors, how about a list of trails to hike? If you love books, visit all the library branches and check out a book at each one. Be creative, think outside the box, and set yourself a deadline!
Travel To A New Place
A state that is home to the fountain of youth, a town named Christmas, and a drive-in church, must have a lot of hidden gems. Whether you are new to Florida or have lived here most of your life, there is always something to discover. Embarking on this adventure as a couple is a fantastic way to add some fun to your relationship. You can swim with manatees in Crystal River or go for a cosmic night climb in Dade City. Traveling to a new place gives you time to connect and create fun memories.
While some people thrive on routine and consistency, this can become boring in a relationship. One way to have fun with your partner is to change things up and be spontaneous. If Tuesday night, is usually taco night, maybe go out and get pizza after work. Instead of doing chores first thing on Saturday, stay in bed and cuddle a little longer. Change up Friday night by building a fort or setting up a tent and camping out in the living room. If you think of an idea, go with it. Create some fun.
Start small. If you want to maintain the momentum of fun, you must build it first. Try one thing this week and then take time to reflect on it. Did you enjoy it? What specifically did you want? Next week, be intentional about creating or leaving space for fun. These little changes over time will become part of the relationship culture.
For more ideas on how to incorporate fun into your relationship, check out my past blog “Exciting Ways To Bond With Your Partner this Summer”.
How can you have fun in your relationship this week?