You are in a committed relationship, which means you want it to improve and stay strong as you go forward in life. If you are going to work on your committed relationship, then you might as well do things that have a big impact on it. What things can you do in your relationship to achieve the greatest results? Let’s talk about 7 things you can do to work on your committed relationship starting today. If there’s one that resonates with you make sure you click out on the link because it will lead to a dedicated article on that topic.
1. Dig Deeper With Journal Prompts
Challenge yourself to do at least 28 days of journal prompts in your relationship. Through journal prompts, you can be honest with yourself and discover issues that you didn’t know were holding you and your partner back from making progress.
For instance, the journal prompt, ‘Is there a need that I’m not fulfilling for my partner?’ will help you step out of your shoes and into your partner’s shoes for a while. There you can look at your relationship from their point of view and discover what helps them feel secure and happy in the relationship.
The more you ask yourself some important questions about you, your partner, and your relationship, the more you will be able to discover solutions that help you fix issues, improve your relationship, and keep your relationship happy.
2. Build An Emotional Connection With Your Partner
We often feel as though the physical connection is ultra important to work on in the committed relationship, and it is. But a strong emotional connection is what helps you make building that physical connection much easier.
It’s important to form habits to build a strong emotional connection. And the beautiful thing is that you can start forming these habits today.
For instance, creating a bedtime routine that helps you connect is something you may start tonight. Whether you are a long-distance relationship or go to the same bedroom every night, you can create a time where you hug, kiss, or talk about your day, and in doing so end the day off feeling good about doing something towards your relationship.
3. Let Go Of Bad Relationship Habits
If you really want to improve your committed relationship, you need to let go of those bad relationship habits that are holding you back from being the best you can be.
Bad relationships can hurt your relationship and cause it to take up more time in your life than it actually needs to. When your relationship is the center stage all of the time, there are likely some relationship habits that are keeping you from living your own life where you focus on your goals, happiness, and health.
For instance, do you blame your partner for your emotions? Do you think that what they do makes you happy, sad, or mad? If yes, that’s a bad relationship habit that you need to let go of. YOU choose how you feel at all times, and blaming your partner for your emotions will have a very negative effect on your emotional health.
4. Work On Waking Up With No Regrets
Waking up feeling bad about your relationship will ensure that your day sucks and add extra energy towards your relationship at every turn. You not only have to think about what is happening and worry about it, but you also have to fix the issues that are causing it and then repair your committed relationship.
Why not just avoid the pain that comes from constantly waking up with regrets in your relationship. Challenge yourself to wake up with no regrets starting today!
For instance, make sure you spend quality time together, even if it’s just a few minutes each day. If you make quality time for the TV, games, your friends, and everyone else besides your partner, you are going to do damage to your relationship.
5. Make Your Relationship A Priority
Your committed relationship shouldn’t take up your entire life, but it should be a priority in your life. If it’s not, you are going to find yourself constantly needing to work on it and fix issues and stress about it.
The best way to make your committed relationship a priority is to believe that it’s a priority! If you don’t believe that, then there are things you can say to yourself to ensure that you make keeping your relationship healthy a priority. Once you say them enough and believe them, you will naturally make nurturing your relationship very important.
6. Have Healthier Arguments In Your Committed Relationship
Arguments happen in committed relationships, but they don’t need to impact every area in your relationship and cause a whole bunch of problems that don’t need to be there.
When you develop habits for healthier arguments, you will find yourself working through issues much faster and coming out the other side of arguments with more happiness, peace, and love.
For instance, choose where and when you will argue for the best results. Arguing in front of friends can cause much more damage to your relationship than arguing in the privacy of your home.
7. Have More Fun In Your Relationship
When you develop habits to have more fun in your relationship, everything about it will improve. When the fun dies, the strength of the committed relationship can die too.
Probably the biggest thing you can do is to laugh more together in your relationship. Even if you are not finding each other particularly funny, you can find other people who can make you laugh and give you all the benefits of laughing together.