Happy New Year! Have you made your New Year’s resolution, yet? Maybe you are still thinking about what you want to accomplish this year. Make this year different, and consider making resolutions with your spouse, fiance or boyfriend/girlfriend. Think about how much easier it will be to keep your resolution with a support system. This year is going to be the best yet, with our couple’s New Year’s resolution ideas.
They say it takes 30 days to break a habit. Why not take it slow this year. Instead of trying to reach your goal through the entire year; make a new resolution each month. You can pick a goal that can be accomplished within 30 days, and who knows your monthly resolution could carry through the rest of the year.
New Year’s Monthly Goals for Couples
The holidays are over, and most people hit the gym and try to lose weight. Don’t get all worked up about losing weight. Set a goal for you and your loved one about maybe only going out once a week in January, and cooking healthy meals together at home. Having someone to help you make the right eating choices will make this resolution so much easier.
Are you feeling your best after eating healthy in January? Now pair that with getting more activity. You don’t need to spend hours at the gym. Try going on walks around your neighborhood, or cleaning the house together — just something other than just watching TV together. If you need to go to the gym and that motivates you to move…make a workout schedule with each other and go to the gym together. Nothing makes working out easier than having a good gym buddy!
Although most of us know the importance of being charitable, it seems that time doesn’t always allow us to participate in giving back to the community. Find a cause that you are your loved one is passionate about and commit to your plans to give back.
Charity Idea: Help grant a wish, and donate to the Chapel of the Flowers’ team for the Make a Wish foundation’s “Walk for Wishes.”
In April, focus on getting those butterflies again with your sweetie. It seems that sometimes we let our busy schedules take over our love lives. Living with your spouse/significant other is just simply not enough. Make sure to keep the flame alive by having a regular date night every week. Perhaps, alternate who picks the activity- have a good time!
Remember before cell phones and laptops? Those were the times you had to sit in a room with others and strike up a conversation because you weren’t following each other on Facebook. Commit to putting away or turning off all technology when you are having dinner or spending quality time together. We dare you to try to go one day a week without checking your phone.
We all have bad habits; whether you want to stop biting your nails or perhaps quit smoking, you can encourage and support each other during this hard time. Let’s see if you can break the habit longer than a month.
July is all about BBQs and enjoying the summer weather. Try to get together more with family to throw a 4th of July party, or go on a camping trip with both sides of the family. Who knows, you could be creating a new tradition.
The holidays are coming up and right now is the best time to start saving. This August, start to save for holiday gifts by putting $10 or $20 a week in a jar (whatever you can afford), before you know it you have extra cash to spend on each other for the holidays. If you can save longer than August, you will have a better gift to give by December.
Sometimes you just need to hear that you’re pretty or you’re appreciated. Start a compliment jar, and add a compliment for each other every day of September. At the end of each week, you can check all your compliments. This will remind you why you fell for each other in the first place.
Is there something you wanted to make for your home, or a couple of projects around the house that need to get done? Why not look at your to-do list and see how many projects you can complete together. The chances are that you can get most of your outstanding projects done before Halloween.
Go out with friends you haven’t seen awhile or make new friends. Every Saturday in November, make plans to go out with others, whether it’s trivia night, karaoke, or casual dinner… just socialize with others. Just because you have found the love of your life, doesn’t mean you can’t have a life.
Don’t forget to take plenty of photos during the holidays, and maybe this year you send out one of those holiday cards. Decorating the house for Christmas? Do it together, and take photos of the process – make a slideshow and share on you Social Media accounts. Just make sure you capture and cherish every moment together.
Whether this is your first year with your spouse, or you are celebrating 30 years of marriage; it is never too late (or early) to accomplish goals together. If you aren’t into resolutions, there is one you should always keep…be committed to making each other happy as many days in the year as you can.
Make 2018 a great year and Happy New Year from Chapel of the Flowers!