During the lockdown, things can get drab, and this dampens the mood. The daily routines can quickly get monotonous, and getting the spark back in your relationship can be quite tricky. It is ideal not to lose the spark in the first place but that involves continuously making deliberate attempts to make your partner feel loved. There is an ongoing debate about what makes relationships last, and one of the things that come up is doing fun things with the one you love. Here are some of those activities you can try with your partner during the lockdown.
Exercising together with your partner has several benefits. The most obvious one being that it will keep both of you in excellent physical condition. Studies also suggest that working out with your partner decreases anxiety, stress and improves mental health. Yoga is one such workout that can be particularly beneficial as it is designed to relax the body.
Games are meant to be fun, and the more fun you have, the less drab things will be. If the games get competitive, it will give each partner the zeal to win and tease the other in a good-humored way. You could participate in several games, including video games, board games, or you could even create your own games. If you’re in the mood to go the extra mile, you can purchase trackball arcade games for your home. These are all great ways to pass the time and keep things lively.
Go on dates
This does not sound strange at all, does it? You can have a simple date at home with your partner with wine and some good food, and soothing music playing in the background. The only thing you need to have an awesome date is your partner. If this can somehow be planned as a surprise or is spontaneous, it would be great to see their reaction. You could even decide to turn it into a virtual double date with friends that you miss terribly. Get online, and video call them and have a good time, laughing, trading stories, and reminiscing about good times.
Spending a lot of time at home together definitely gives you a couple of ideas about how to make your living space look better. Share your thoughts on this and take the time to redecorate. You could finally test out those bold colors you want in the living room, rearrange your furniture, creating space, or even decide on some early spring cleaning. This is a great way to spend time together getting things done and having some fun as well. If after redecoration you both decide that you like the old arrangements better, you can always switch back.
Spend quality time together
Partners often bond deeper over shared appeals. In your case, it might be a good movie or book that you both enjoy. Or it might be picking an entirely different genre of film or book that you are both used to and watching or reading it together. This will give you talking points to discuss for a while. Creating new hobbies is also a great way to spend time during the lockdown. It could be anything, and you could both choose to learn the same thing, like learning how to prepare a particular meal. Or you can both decide to adopt new hobbies such as knitting or trying your hands at some DIY stuff.