On todays show I talk about… 3 tips for improving your relationship during COVID!
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When we were all ordered into house arrest it was the first time in years (if not ever) that we were forced to spend ALL of our time with our significant others.
And just to preface why I maybe, might be qualified to give you some advice on improving your relationships… I have been living with my Fiancé in an 80 sq/ft Sprinter van for the last 2 years. We work together, workout together, play together, we spend ALL of our time together. We’ve even been training for a marathon together.
Here’s your 1st tip…
Write down a set of questions that you think are important to your relationship success, and schedule a coffee or wine date once a month to talk about them (actually schedule it!).
I would suggest coming up with at least 10 questions.
A few to get you started are:
– Are you feeling supported?
– What was your highlight of the month?
– What do you feel like we can improve upon?
Then you should also be asking if you hit your goals. For example, we have a goal of going on a date night once a week, hanging out with friends once per week, and going on a big adventure every 6 months.
You 2nd tip is…
To make sure you both know what each others goals are for each day. This can be done verbally, or via a shared calendar.
This allows you to have an expectation of what your partner is wanting to accomplish. And visa versa.
We had to overcome this issue during our first six months of van life. My expectation was that Emily wanted to workout everyday, so I would wait for her to workout, and the whole day would pass before I would ask if she was going to workout. She’d say no, and my day would be thrown off.
So, we talked it out and realized that I needed to workout every day to stay sane, and she didn’t. And that there would be no hard feelings if I worked out when I needed to, and if she could join me… great, but if not, no big deal.
The 3rd tip is…
Find something that you both enjoy doing together, and do it often. For me and Emily, this is working out. We not only like working out, but we are both competitive about it, which pushes us to work harder.
A lot of times in relationships (in the beginning) you’ll have a lot of things that you enjoy doing together, but when life gets busy you stop doing those things. Now you have some time back, so pick those joint activities back up.
As a bonus, it can be super duper beneficial if your activity is working toward a mutual goal, like training for a marathon, or building a shed. You’ll learn a lot about each other in positive struggle, and have a great opportunity for supporting each other.
I believe that this stay at home order is a great opportunity to learn many things, and learning about your partner is something you can really focus on.
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– The Get Better Project the online at-home fitness and coaching nutrition program that will get you in amazing shape from home!
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