Feb 16 2018
In a world ruled by smartphones, it is not hard work that pays off, but smart work. This is no different in the case of relationships. We live in a virtual space which can be liked by someone, shared by other and reposted by another. We all have a life outside reality that is exclusively in social media. Whether it's Valentine's Day or Birthday, we celebrate it online. The gifts should be of online post-able standards and even at a midnight cake cutting in our bedroom, we wear new clothes. After all, it should all go online at 12!
But, though we see a life of celebrations around, the number of breakups and divorces are rising. The reasons can be as small as not wishing for the anniversary. This may sound silly to you but may be a big deal for another. To avoid such situations, here are some things that smart couples do to make their life happier and smarter.
1. Never fight online!
Do not let others know, whether you are having a bad fight or if he missed bringing your favourite pastry on your birthday. Let all your distress and arguments be offline. It is not a bad eye myth or an omen that makes your life miserable, but a third person interference. The man/ woman who needs to know the problem is beside you or in the other room. Sharing your issues online can only bring more likes, but if you do it with your partner on the face, it can bring a solution at least.
2. Spend Quality Time
Make sure you have a minimum of 30minutes to 1 hour of quality time with each other per day. If you are not getting it at home, make some smart changes in your routine. Walk together to the gym or cook your dinner together. If she is busy in the kitchen, you can sit near and have a conversation. If he is late from office and already had dinner, make a cup of coffee and give him company.
3. Go on Vacations
It doesn't matter even if it is for a day or two. Get out from your daily routine and take a small break. Spend time with your partner and family. If you cannot travel outside the city due to work, book a resort nearby and see the difference in the bond with your family. Once in a while, you can leave your kids with your family members and spend a day alone with your partner to cherish your romance.
4.'Me-Time' is a Must
Spending time with yourself is as important as spending time with your loved ones. Me-time is not only about spas and beauty treatments. Read that book you always wanted to or visit that family member of yours. Go out and watch a movie which you missed and shop for yourself as a retail therapy. Take a glass of wine and lie down on your couch and watch your favourite show. Finding and loving yourself will help you love others more.
5. No Technology Day
If likely, take a day off from technology. Put your phones on silent mode and switch off your wifi connection. Take photos of your moments, if essential but do not post it anywhere. Let these moments be saved in your heart and added to your memory timeline. If your work doesn't permit you to do so, make it 2-3 hours per month. Even the busiest person can do this if an extra effort is taken.
Let's make these simple habits a part of our life and make our life happier than before.