It’s that time of the year when we retrospect our broken resolutions and are almost ready to make new ones. Most of these resolutions are for ourself, but, what if we made a few promises to our spouse/partner too?
I’ve thought of a few ideas to give you some more insight.
Here are 9 promises you could make to your partner this New Year’s:
In a couple, there is always one person who is more inclined towards fitness and the other not so much. Such a resolution could make them happy and could prove to be beneficial for you in turn.
Exchange household chores once a month:
Decide upon a date at the beginning of the year or month and exchange your household chores amongst each other. This could help each one of you to appreciate one another’s helping hand.
Dedicate at least half an hour to each other everyday:
To this most of you will say we already do that. However, have you thought of keepig your phones aside, and just talk to each other about their day over a cup of coffee? This could be your version of a brief coffee date without the parting with your money at the end of it.
One domestic or international tour per year:
I know, it’s not possible every year. But making such a promise will at least give you some motivation to try harder and make it happen. Also, do not overlook the perks involved in this for you: VACATION.
Watching at least 1 movie of their choice per month:
Sometimes, we do not realize how selfish we become when it comes to the little things in life. You could make a resolution to watch at least one movie of their choice per month despite their cringeworthy movie choice.
Trying to maintain personal and professional life balance:
Yes, this is hard and often the most broken promise of the list. I’d say make this promise time and again. I’m sure with a little practise you will achieve the goal.
Better your conflict resolution skills:
No, I did not pick this off off a management 101 list. Conflict happen when two or more humans are involved in the equation. That being said, conflicts within a relationship are very common, but the process of resolving it might not be very common. If anyone asks me, empathizing with the other is the key to becoming better at this. Try to apply this the next time you face one.
Better financial management:
Not every adult is blessed with financial management skills. To be honest most of us acquire these skills overtime. And if you haven’t already acquired and updated your financial management skills, it’s never too late. Make this one your priority.
Being more vocal about your feelings:
I think all of us need to be better at this. A mere “I miss you” text can make someone’s day and how. What is the point of burying all those feelings under a rock and later regretting over all that was unsaid. Let’s be a little more outspoken about our feeling, shall we?