Hello, my darling butterfly, and welcome to the second post dedicated to the little things which make our lives happier and complete!
This time I’ve decided to focus on the little things which you can do with your significant other. The goal was to come up with the list of some fresh and fun ideas you both would enjoy.
However, I am aware that there are a few non-fresh items in here (guilty as charged!). Still, I had to count them in, they are like a little black dress when it comes to fashion, so I hope you’ll forgive me… 😉
So, are you ready? Ta-da-da-daaaaa… (it’s the sound of fanfare, in case you haven’t noticed! 😀 )
Fresh & fun little things you can do with your significant other
Make a time capsule
Set some time aside and put your dearest memories, things and events (write them down on a piece of paper or put some items which are related to them) which just the two of you share and what makes your relationship unique in a time capsule. Don’t forget to include a “prophecy” for your future together. When the time comes to open it, it will be interesting to see all the items you’ve put inside, and whether the future brought what you were hoping for.
Take a massage
This one is an instant feel better activity. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy having a massage? And to be fair, don’t forget to take turns! 😉 Even if you or your significant other are (probably) not professional masseurs, just by knowing your darling is the one giving you a massage will relax you and make you feel refreshed whatever the moves made.
Have a date night
No matter if you’re just a young couple or you’ve celebrated the 30th anniversary together, at least once in a while have a date night just to yourselves. It doesn’t have to be something to pressure yourself about (like, creating a perfect, one of a kind event to be remembered for an eternity, although, cool if you can pull it off!). Even dinner at home can turn into a wonderful date night just by adding some special dessert, sprinkled with soft, warm and engaging conversation between the two of you.
Dream out your future
Because dreaming is a necessity from time to time. 🙂 Through dreaming out your future together, not only will you get the ideas on what goals you want to set to yourselves (and maybe even create a frame to work towards them), but you can also learn something about each other.
Make popcorns and watch a movie
I know, nothing new with this one, but there’s a good reason why it’s being mentioned all over the place. When low on energy and just want some time to recharge (sounds familiar?) and also to spend pleasant moments with your significant other, this one easy activity is the one to go to. I mean, who doesn’t like popcorns and a movie, even in a home environment?! And believe me, sometimes the simplest things are the best (which you already know, I’m sure!)!
Take funny pictures
If in a mood for a good laugh together and don’t mind being silly, you should by all means take funny pictures of yourself together or take turns while photographing each other. Thankfully, we live in a world of digital cameras (for quite a long time!), so you don’t need to worry about the number of pictures you can take or whether someone will think you’re weird by seeing your totally goofy pictures when developing them. So, relax, be your best silly self and have fun together!
Plan a holiday/trip
Raise a hand if you love to travel! (indulge me in it, just to let you know, I’m raising mine! 🙂 ) I’m sure your significant one likes it also. So, another great way to spend the time together is to sit down and plan out your next holiday or trip. It doesn’t have to be the next, though. Even better if it’s a more sophisticated one (I don’t want to say complicated and/or expensive one, but yeah, it usually goes together). Maybe you’re not in a position to make it happen any time sooner, so it’s an excellent idea to plan it out on time, and you’ll have a better chance to actually achieve it. Yeeeah!
Make little changes in your routine
The one thing which can kill all the passion is (a boring) routine. So don’t get stuck in it. Even when faced with a routine, add or change some of its components from time to time. Make it look like a game, a challenge, a contest, or just add some fun to freshen it up. When coming home, why not sing a few lines of your favorite song instead of just “Honeeey, I’m home!” (anybody else gets a mental image of Fred Flintstone right now? 🙂 )?
I really don’t think anything should be added as an explanation to this one. Agree?
Take a bike ride
Another easy, fun activity for the two of you is riding a bike. You can even make it as a small get-away and go for a ride in non-urban surroundings (whether it’ll be a dusty road or forest-like scenery). Maybe make a race out of it, too? Or, for an extra layer of fun, see if you can find a tandem bicycle or a pedal-car, go for a ride, and be really in it together.
Go for a walk
It’s sure not a new idea, but is beneficial in so many ways that it became a classic (for any occasion, that is). So it wouldn’t be fair of me to ignore it. A walk, especially in the nature, is by itself one of the most relaxing, calming, inspiring activities which doesn’t ask for much effort, yet it gives a lot. And it’s even better when you have someone to walk by your side. And who could be a better company than your significant other, am I right? (ok, your kids, friends and even your dog can be a good substitute, too, but you get my point… after all, I’m talking about your significant other throughout this article!)
Depending on your character and current mood, you can dance like any “normal” persons in love, or in the silliest way possible. Either way, the music, the atmosphere, and the motion you create will surely make a dear memory which you’ll cherish in the future.
Work on a project
Why not try to do some home related project together? Even the handiman-type of tasks, which need to be done anyhow (and there are always tasks like that at home, I know…), can make a nice opportunity for you to have some totally new time together and create an even stronger bond between you (plus maybe you’ll learn a new skill along the way). Bonus – you can get some work done at the end. (and you know that the work which is done by yourself is the most valued work, like… ever! and also a thing to brag about to your friends and family. 🙂 )
Play cards or do a puzzle
Even though it might sound like an activity which only some old, married couples do, this one can be quite fun, relaxing way for you to spend some time together. Combine it with some nice, background music, maybe a glass of wine, and an interesting conversation between the two of you, and I’m sure you’ll change your mind about this activity in the future (if you don’t already like it, that is).
Have fun with make-a-meal competition
Make a separate meal just by using the ingredients you already have in your fridge (both you and your darling). At the end, try each other’s dishes, be fair and honest, and choose the winner. (the loser gets the dishes! 😉 ) Needless to say, it’s the meal for the day? You can even light a few candles and make it a special event. (bonus: the first runner-up is your ready-made meal for tomorrow. 🙂 how cool is that, huh?)
Start a new tradition
Any day is a good day to start a new tradition just to yourselves. And by a tradition I mean some small, easy, but fun and happy thing to add to your schedule. Like, start the day off by telling a joke the first thing in the morning (ok… maybe better after a morning coffee. 😉 ), or when you just come home from work, talk about the reasons you’re happy to be at home instead of telling the stuff which frustrated you at the workplace (so, you should do this like… almost every day? Urgh… I hope not…).
Learn something new
I’m sure you have a lot of common topics and interests, but for a start, choose the one which looks like the most appealing to you both, and which you would want to dive in further and deepen the knowledge about. Find a Youtube video describing the process you’re striving to learn and later on, implement that knowledge. Together.
Do an anti-strip game
You’ve probably already played some form of a game which involved stripping (come on, just admit it!). But, I can almost guarantee you haven’t tried the opposite (ha! gotcha!). So why not try? It could be fun! This time, instead of taking a part of your clothes off, you should put it on (makes sense, huh?). And continue playing the game until either one of you can’t move anymore from all those layers of wardrobe or overheats/can’t breathe normally before that! It’s your call to decide whether that person is a winner or actually a loser of the game. 🙂
Try out new ways to make a tea/coffee
Whether you are a coffee or tea lovers (or even both), there has to be a way to prepare your favorite sips of beverage you haven’t tried out yet. Search for a new recipe on how to make new, exciting cup of coffee/tea, or try to be creative and experiment on your own by adding various components and trying them out (just got to tell you in advance, the salt won’t work at all… I made that mistake once thinking it was sugar. there are no words to describe the taste of such coffee… however, I haven’t tried it with the tea, though! 😀 ). When finding the winning recipe, create a special name for it and spread the word out – share that gorgeous creation of yours.
Make your bucket list
I love bucket lists. They keep my heart warm. This one is no different, except you’re creating it together, keeping the both of you in mind. Make it as long as your heart desires. And best of all, your bucket list can be easily used a resource list for all those personal, inspiring goals you want to achieve in your future together.
Make your own inkblot-test (Rorschach test)
It rains for days and days in a row, you ran out of all ideas on what to do to have quality time, and you don’t want to end with a TV as the only option left? Why not try to create your own ink-blot test then? Just grab some watercolors and a piece of paper and you’re all set. After creating the images, test each other out and discuss your views and findings! Could be “dangerously” interesting!
Take a day trip around the neighborhood
No matter how long you’re living there, or how large or small your neighborhood may be, I’m pretty positive there are still some corners of it left undiscovered. You can go on a mission and reveal all of its secrets. And even if you know every square inch of your nearest surroundings, you can still go out and pretend one of you is a tour guide, and the other knows nothing about the places you’re going. It’ll be fun to hear how your neighborhood gets to be explained. Don’t forget to take turns!
Create a holiday for yourselves
Besides the obvious dates (when you first got together, started to live together, got married…), you can pick out any day of the year and create your special holiday out of it. Design a theme, decide what should be done on that day, and create the whole mood around it. Whether you’ll call it an “Eat what you want day” or a sweeter one such as “You are my sunshine day”, the choice is up to you. And be sure to mark the calendar, so you don’t forget about it the next year (until it grows on you 🙂 ).
Dress each other up
Always wondered how your significant other would look like in certain clothes, but never had a chance or a way to see it? Now’s your time! Agree to one another you’ll dress up the way other wants. See your results. Maybe they’re sending some secret message (and there’s high chance they are), so this could be a starting point for something completely different. 😉
Pretend you’re buying a property
…Unless you really are! 🙂 If you love to look what other houses look like, this one activity can sure be fun for you both. At the end, you might find the inspiration and motivation needed to redo a couple of areas at your own place (which was something you’ve always wanted to do but never actually got to do it!).
And there you go! (what?!… already?! Well, if you want some more inspiring ideas, check out the 25 things to do by yourself -for free- or 10 big little things you can do with friends and family to create even stronger bond between you.))
Those are some ideas to get you up and going! Now it’s your turn!