It’s true when they say we can only ever really feel secure in a relationship if we’re secure in ourselves. This is why many people find out that while having someone on your side can be tremendously helpful, being on your own side allows you to contribute just as much as you take in a relationship, helping you feed one another with bountiful love and energy. But how is this practiced? When we think about it, we often think of the small things. Making a coffee for our partner in the morning, giving them a little kiss on the forehead before we leave for work, or doing our fair share around the apartment or house to help out.
Yet it’s often the case that more fundamental, reassuring efforts can have the greatest effect. Being honest and truthful about difficulties you’re facing in life, for instance, can help two people bond together properly. We’d also suggest that being able to criticize constructively can help too, because then you can discuss the real issues without any venom behind bringing that topic up. Finally, making self-care an essential part of your relationship, practiced together is key. But how can we achieve that latter point? In this post, we’ll discuss that and more:
Exercise & Stretch Together
It’s important to exercise and stretch together as a couple, because this helps fuse your health goals, allows you to nurture one another, gives you both a hobby you can practice, and helps you feel so much better at the end of each session that even tension between you two (all relationships have mini-arguments from time to time), can evaporate. No matter if it’s running, taking a martial arts class, or lifting weights, bonding like this can work wonders, particularly if you have little time during the week.
Look Out For One Another
It’s good to look out for one another, to inspect each other, and to notice issues that your partner might be ignoring. For instance, it might be that you detect mobility issues in your partner and recommend that they head to a Chiropractors to have their kinks carefully ironed out, bit by bit, using a proper medical method as opposed to the light stretches they’re currently using.
Rely On Each Other
It’s good to rely on one another, and to trust each other. For instance, if you both make a goal to lose ten kilograms in three months, then you can both focus on getting together the shopping list properly, learning to cook and meal prep wholesome meals, as well as taking time to banish snacks or bad habits like drinking from your home. When you rely on each other, you can also celebrate the success of each other, and push one another into new directions such as taking up sport that they love, or shopping for the right running shoes. Two heads are better than one, as they say.
With this advice, you’re sure to make self-care a fundamental part of your relationship, a pastime you can both engage in.