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Go to These 10 Couple Classes if You Want a Sweet and Fun Relationship

Go to These 10 Couple Classes if You Want a Sweet and Fun Relationship

A person can only do the exact same thing so many times before they get bored, so it’s in your best interest to do new things with your partner. Grab your partner’s hand and go to these ten artsy, helpful, and sexy couple classes you can take together for a sweet and fun relationship.

1. Relieve Stress in Massage Class

Join your partner for a sensual, stress-relieving experience that will calm your nerves and put you at ease. Make sure you pay attention to the pleasure points that cause the most satisfaction so you can please your partner after those busy, stressful days at the office. You just might put them in the mood for some frisky fun after you work out all of their kinks.

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2. Express Yourself in Acting Class

Honest, open communication is a priority for any couple that desires long-lasting relationship success. Performing scenes and monologues in front of others will improve your ability to communicate, remove barriers that prevent authentic dialogue, and make you feel more comfortable with being vulnerable with you partner.

3. Mix a Cocktail in Mixology Class

Alcohol is tons of fun (as long as you don’t get carried away with it), but you can’t deny that going to the bar isn’t the most affordable thing in the world. You will discover tasty drink recipes that will make your partner’s taste-buds scream with delight. In addition, you’ll be able to impress your friends with professional-quality cocktails that leave them begging for more.

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4. Make Tasty Treats in Cooking Class

If you’re a grown adult, there is no excuse for not having a grasp on how to cook meals at home. Also, if only one half of the relationship is responsible for all meal preparation due to the other half not having a clue what to do in the kitchen, you’ll now be able to split this chore as equals for a more fair relationship. You will become able to woo your partner by surprising them with breakfast in bed or an elaborate romantic dinner after work. (Don’t forget to take the kids to a sitter so you can enjoy a precious moment with just the two of you!)

5. Shake Your Money-Maker in Dance Class

Fellas: I know some of you don’t like to dance, but the odds are likely that you wife or girlfriend loves it. Even if you feel silly, think about how much fun she would have in a swing, tango, or ballroom dancing class. You’ll also get some much-needed exercise that will help you lose weight and be more confident in your body.

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6. Pursue Fitness in a Group Exercise Class

It can be hard to find the motivation to exercise alone, so check out the group exercise class schedules at your area gyms. Many gyms, such as the YMCA and Anytime Fitness, offer a wide variety of exercise classes that are suitable for a range of experience levels and personal preferences. Some common offerings include boot camp, yoga, kickboxing, water aerobics, and group power (a resistance training class with movements synchronized to empowering music). Find something suitable for your goals that you can both agree on, and get moving!

7. Create Something Meaningful in Art Class

Whether you want to make a painting, compile a scrapbook, or sew a quilt is entirely up to you. You’ll be able to combine your talents to create something meaningful as a team, a bonding experience that no happy couple could argue with. As an added bonus, you’ll be able to create meaningful homemade gifts that impress your friends and save you money during birthdays and holidays.

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8. Prepare for an Overseas Trip in Language Class

Traveling to new, exciting, exotic countries is an amazing experience, but it can be a bit stressful if you don’t have a grasp on the native language. Plan an overseas trip with at least a year to spare and take a language class so you’ll both be able to talk to the locals without depending on a language book for the entire trip.

9. Improve Your Pad in a Home Improvement Class

If you’d like to do some home remodeling, check out stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s in your area and ask if they offer any classes on the projects you would like to pursue.

10. Make Your Partner Say, “Mmm,” in Kama Sutra Class

Who wouldn’t like to have a more explosive and pleasurable sex life with their partner? Talking about sex might be considered taboo in some cultures, but it shouldn’t be. There is nothing wrong with wanting to improve intimacy with a person you love and care about very much. Going to a Kama Sutra class will teach you new ways to explore your partner’s body that you never thought of before, and will help you become more comfortable with communicating your desires in bed.

If you’ve ever taken couple classes with your partner, please tell us all about it in the comments.

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Daniel is a writer who focuses on blogging about happiness and motivation at Lifehack.

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Last Updated on September 30, 2020

How to Live a Stress Free Life in a Way Most People Don’t

How to Live a Stress Free Life in a Way Most People Don’t

Learning how to live a stress free life may seem impossible, but the truth is that there are specific things you can do to begin eliminating sources of stress.

No, it doesn’t look like a made-for-television movie. No, it doesn’t look like something only people with extra time and money can do. It looks like your life—but without any self-created stress triggers.

Here are 11 ways to help you live a stress-free life:

1. Stop Overanalyzing Situations That Haven’t Happened

The first step to living a stress-free life is to stop overanalyzing imaginary scenarios. It’s easy to spend time in the world of worst-case scenarios. People tend to cultivate this world for one of two reasons.

First, because if you know what the worst-case scenario is, then it won’t surprise you when it happens. Second, if you know what the worst-case scenario is, then you can do everything in your power to control the universe so the worst case never happens.

If that’s really the world you want to cultivate, then become a professional risk assessor. If not, then ask yourself how you are benefiting from continuing to live that way.

Does it make you feel better about yourself and your life? Does it make you want to leap out of bed in the morning, eager to embrace the worst-case scenario? Does it bring you joy or fulfillment?

If your answer to these three questions is no, then stop living in the future and bring yourself back into the present.

2. Don’t Take on Other People’s Problems

The whole advantage of other people having problems is that they aren’t your problems. When you frequently take on other people’s problems, you get into the habit of enabling.

Let’s get crystal clear about the definition of enabling: enabling is the art of continuing to take responsibility for other people, thereby disallowing their personal responsibility[1].

It is of no service to other people to take on their problems because they can’t/won’t/don’t know how to fix the problem.

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It is of service to empower others to take responsibility for themselves and their lives, to encourage, teach, and motivate others to address their own problems. So stop enabling, and start empowering.

3. Get Present in the Moment

Being present in the moment involves being in your body and feeling your feelings—two things that lots of folks actually don’t know how to do.

Ask yourself these two questions: What does fear feel like in your body? What are you afraid of?

If you don’t know the answer to these questions, you probably aren’t present in the moment. Being present involves vulnerability, humility, and openness[2].

How to live a stress free life by being present

    The past and the future stop being so relevant and intriguing when you’re able to get in your body and feel your feelings. When you can do these two things, you actually want to be in the present moment.

    To get started, close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and watch your stress levels drop. Then, try these tips: How to Live in the Moment and Stop Worrying.

    4. Focus on What You Have, Not What You Don’t

    The easiest way to stop focusing on what you don’t have is by not watching TV commercials. Marketing teaches us to focus on what we don’t have, and advertising campaigns spend millions of dollars convincing us that we must have what we don’t yet have.

    Can you think of a marketing campaign that teaches you to enjoy what you already have without buying something to enhance it? Odds are you can’t.

    In a world dictated by Super Bowl commercials and Facebook ads, it takes stalwart focus to recognize what you have more than what you don’t. If you want a stress-free life now, get stalwart, and stop letting other people dictate your focus.

    In order to do this, try cultivating a gratitude practice to help refocus your mind toward what is good in your life. You can get started with this guide.

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    5. Stop Surrounding Yourself With People Who Don’t Make You Happy

    Honestly, what kind of people do you really like to be around with? People who get you, who see you clearly, who accept your flaws and all; people you can be yourself with; people who have shared interests?

    How many of those people are in your life? What characteristics do all of the other people in your life have?

    If you find that the people in your life aren’t adding anything positive, it may be time to make some changes. If you find that other relationships you have are downright toxic, start working to cut out those relationships immediately.

    6. Find a Job That Makes You Feel Good

    You don’t have to stay at a job just because it pays the bills. Most people spend more time working than sleeping. The average person spends 40 to 80 hours a week—or 2,000 to 4,000 hours a year—working. That is a significant investment!

    If your best friend or child told you that they were going to spend 4,000 hours giving their emotional, mental, and physical energy to something (or someone) that wasn’t going to value them, give anything back to them, or pay them what they were worth, what advice would you offer? Give that same advice to yourself. You won’t be stress-free unless you don’t learn this[3].

    Here’re 11 Signs That You Should Leave Your Job.

    7. Only Take on What You Can Handle

    Busyness is an addiction. Slowing down can actually be terrifying because it causes you to notice that you have feelings that you now have time to feel.

    I get it.

    By the time I slowed down, I had decades of busyness under my belt. I went into a tailspin depression because I didn’t understand how to be in the right relationship with my own emotions.

    When I finally figured out that feelings are just feelings and allowing them to express themselves is healthy and natural, I stopped experiencing withdrawal from my addiction to busyness and started figuring out the pace of life that felt best for me.

    Remarkably, I discovered that I don’t actually like being busy. What will you discover about yourself?

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    8. Let Go of Grudges and Anger

    For me, it took 20 years of adulthood to figure out that holding on to grudges and anger only hurt me. Lucky for you, though, you can benefit vicariously from my experience just by reading one short paragraph!

    No one is holding your feet to the fire, demanding that you hold on to grudges and anger. The energy of anger slowly eats away at your body, mind, and spirit, until one day you wake up more resentful than optimistic.

    One day, people no longer want to be around you because the stink of negativity is oozing out of your pores. One day, you even get tired of hearing yourself get angry. And the person or people you are angry at or holding grudges against probably haven’t been affected at all.

    Who gets hurt the most in that process of repeating negative thoughts? You do.

    Some good advice for you here: How to Let Go of Resentment and Anger

    9. Stop Reliving Your Past

    To live a stress-free life, you have to stop reliving your past. I know it seems like fun to compare everything in your present to your past, and to experience the present through past-colored glasses, but it actually isn’t.

    When you wear past-colored glasses, you can’t truly experience the present for what it is. Your boyfriend or girlfriend gets compared to a list of expectations and failed relationships rather than recognized for the unique blessing they are in your life.

    Your boss gets compared to all the bosses who came before her/him. Your friends’ ability to parent gets compared to your parents’ ability to parent.

    People, including you, deserve to stand on their own past-free merit.

    10. Don’t Complain About Things You Can’t Change

    There are always going to be people elected into office whom you don’t like, taxes that you don’t want to pay, idiot drivers who refuse to move out of the left-hand lane, and a person ahead of you in the check-out line who won’t stop chatting with the clerk.

    The great benefit of being human is that we get to experience all of what life offers us. To live stress-free is to learn to deal with this fact.

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    Dwelling on your frustration with something that can’t be changed doesn’t do anything other than drag you down. You are the only person who will ultimately decide how to respond to what is.

    11. Stop Living Through Other People’s Lives

    Someone else’s life is not your life. Your life is your life.

    What that means is you get to live your life in the way you want. You get to make ridiculous mistakes, take leaps of faith, and stuff things inside your handbag of fear just as much as the next person.

    Going through stuff is the whole great messy adventure of being human! Being alive and living life is terrifying and glorious and everything in between.

    Stop living through social media, trying to soak in all of the experiences everyone else is having. Focus, instead, on what it feels like to be you in this moment. You may find you like it.

    Final Thoughts

    An astounding thing happens when you reduce stress and anxiety, get into a relationship with your body, mind, and spirit, and just be yourself without judgment.

    Your life literally slows down. You stop wishing for the weekend. You begin to live in each moment, and you start feeling like a human being. You just ride the wave that is life, with this feeling of contentment and joy.

    You move fluidly, steadily, calmly, and gratefully. A veil is lifted, and a whole new perspective is born through improved mental health. And this is how you live a stress-free life.

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