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18 Ways To Bring More Fun Into Your Romance

18 Ways To Bring More Fun Into Your Romance

Laughter and fun can breathe new life into your romance and relationship. Let’s explore ways to bring more fun into your romance this week!

A couple that can laugh together will have a better chance of weathering the hard times. Laughter makes us all happier too. When you can laugh easily with your spouse life just seems better. Good things happen in your body when you laugh as well!

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First off, it is essential that you have a date night with your significant other every week. Your relationship with this person needs to be handled with care and you both owe each other that time to nurture it.

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Make it a rule that during that time you avoid talking about kids and work. This night is about the two of you and your relationship. You may not feel you have one outside of those two topics but you do. You got together for a reason and date night helps you remember and reinforce that reason.

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Not sure what to talk about outside of work and kids? Start by reminiscing about the early days and years. Then as you continue to have date nights and bring more fun into your romance you will have more positive shared experiences between the two of you to draw on for conversation.

Try to avoid conflict discussions as well. Use this time to nurture your relationship, not cause more tension. Address those topics at a separate time, but keep date night sacred.

Bring more fun into your romance this week with one of these ideas

  1. The basic dinner and a movie can be fun. Try a new restaurant and then go see a comedy or an interesting indie movie together.
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    • Enjoy a weekend away together. Even if you don’t leave your city, a weekend away brings a fresh perspective and fun, new experiences
      weekend
      • Attend a comedy show together.
        Comedy
        • Go ice skating in the winter.
          ice skating
          • Play charades. Have another couple over to make it even more fun. Once in awhile, a couples’ date night is a great way to shake things up (in a good way).
            Play charades
            • Rent a tandem bicycle at your local park.
              tandem bicycle
              • Dress up in silly costumes for an event. Not sure what type of event you would dress up for? Try one of these excuses:
                silly customes
                  • Renaissance festival
                  • To see an 80s band
                  • To take part in a murder mystery live action game
                  • Attend a costume ball
                  • Just because
                • Visit the spa together to get a couples’ massage or pedicure.
                  spa
                  • Find a local outdoor hot spring to enjoy. Some are even clothing optional after dark!
                    hot spring
                    • Laugh in the bedroom more (find each others’ ticklish spots).
                      Laugh in bed
                      • Cultivate inside jokes in your relationship. Come up with special names for each other or a 1 word reference to a humorous event that will make you both smile. The more you remember and anchor these events, the more joy they tend to bring.
                        inside joke
                        • Do the date activities you wanted to as a kid or teen:
                          play painball together
                            • Attend a county fair
                            • Play paintball together
                            • Play laser tag
                            • Rent a paddle boat at a local lake
                            • Go to an amusement park
                            • Have a water balloon or water gun fight
                            • Draw chalk pictures on the sidewalk
                            • Go roller skating
                          • Sing together. (Karaoke at home anyone?)
                            sing karaoke
                            • Surprise your significant other with some new lingerie. (Sexy fun!)
                              lingerie
                              • Take up dancing together: ballroom, salsa, or country. Take your pick and get a free lesson at a local dance studio or bar.
                                dance together
                                • Cook a themed dinner together. If you need a few ideas, try these:
                                  cook together
                                    • 1001 Arabian Nights
                                    • Lord of The Rings
                                    • Disney
                                    • Roaring 20s
                                    • Sushi
                                    • Fondue
                                  • Rent a convertible for the weekend and enjoy some beautiful scenic drives together.
                                    scenic view
                                    • Visit a local winery or wine shop for a free tasting.
                                      wine shop

                                      Which of these ideas can you use this week to bring more fun into your romance?

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                                      Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life.

                                      Take a look at these 13 things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become mentally stronger.

                                      1. They Don’t Waste Time Feeling Sorry for Themselves

                                      Mentally strong people don’t sit around feeling sorry about their circumstances or how others have treated them. Instead, they take responsibility for their role in life and understand that life isn’t always easy or fair.

                                      2. They Don’t Give Away Their Power

                                      They don’t allow others to control them, and they don’t give someone else power over them. They don’t say things like, “My boss makes me feel bad,” because they understand that they are in control over their own emotions and they have a choice in how they respond.

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                                      3. They Don’t Shy Away from Change

                                      Mentally strong people don’t try to avoid change. Instead, they welcome positive change and are willing to be flexible. They understand that change is inevitable and believe in their abilities to adapt.

                                      4. They Don’t Waste Energy on Things They Can’t Control

                                      You won’t hear a mentally strong person complaining over lost luggage or traffic jams. Instead, they focus on what they can control in their lives. They recognize that sometimes, the only thing they can control is their attitude.

                                      5. They Don’t Worry About Pleasing Everyone

                                      Mentally strong people recognize that they don’t need to please everyone all the time. They’re not afraid to say no or speak up when necessary. They strive to be kind and fair, but can handle other people being upset if they didn’t make them happy.

                                      6. They Don’t Fear Taking Calculated Risks

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                                      7. They Don’t Dwell on the Past

                                      Mentally strong people don’t waste time dwelling on the past and wishing things could be different. They acknowledge their past and can say what they’ve learned from it.

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                                      8. They Don’t Make the Same Mistakes Over and Over

                                      Mentally strong people accept responsibility for their behavior and learn from their past mistakes. As a result, they don’t keep repeating those mistakes over and over. Instead, they move on and make better decisions in the future.

                                      9. They Don’t Resent Other People’s Success

                                      Mentally strong people can appreciate and celebrate other people’s success in life. They don’t grow jealous or feel cheated when others surpass them. Instead, they recognize that success comes with hard work, and they are willing to work hard for their own chance at success.

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                                      10. They Don’t Give Up After the First Failure

                                      Mentally strong people don’t view failure as a reason to give up. Instead, they use failure as an opportunity to grow and improve. They are willing to keep trying until they get it right.

                                      11. They Don’t Fear Alone Time

                                      Mentally strong people can tolerate being alone and they don’t fear silence. They aren’t afraid to be alone with their thoughts and they can use downtime to be productive.

                                      They enjoy their own company and aren’t dependent on others for companionship and entertainment all the time but instead can be happy alone.

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                                      Mentally strong people don’t feel entitled to things in life. They weren’t born with a mentality that others would take care of them or that the world must give them something. Instead, they look for opportunities based on their own merits.

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                                      Whether they are working on improving their health or getting a new business off the ground, mentally strong people don’t expect immediate results. Instead, they apply their skills and time to the best of their ability and understand that real change takes time.

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