The novel coronavirus has swept across the world, leaving over 12 million people infected in its wake. Although some states have opened back up, self-quarantining is still wise. It’s especially smart for those with existing conditions who are vulnerable to the virus.
Are you and your significant other spending a lot of time together these days? Are you bored doing the same old thing?
Self-care is always important, especially in times of high stress, and nurturing your most important relationships should always be a top priority.
Taking time to reconnect is fun, and there are lots of great couple activities you can do. Keep reading for 10 fun things you can do together to keep that spark alive.
1. The Couple That Works Out Together Stays Together
It may sound corny but it’s true! If you’re taking care of yourself and working out regularly, you’re bound to live longer. You’ll live longer together if you both stay fit.
Exercise is beneficial not only for your physical health but also for your mental health because it reduces stress. It’s recommended that adults exercise between 150 to 300 minutes per week.
There are lots of at-home options when it comes to working out. If you have space, you can dedicate a whole room to exercise equipment. It’s not necessary, though.
You can stream all types of exercise programs into your living room. Working out is a great couples activity. It’s always more motivating working out with someone else.
There are so many healthy things you can do during quarantine!
2. Work On Photo Books Together
Digital photos are great but too often they sit in the cloud where no one looks at them. Why not download all your photos and go through them together?
Sort through and get rid of the photos you don’t want and save the ones you do. When you’re all done, sort them into categories like:
You can make some beautiful coffee-table books that you’ll have forever.
3. Cook Healthy Meals Together
Does one partner usually do the cooking? It’s time to make cooking one of your fun couple activities!
Cooking is often easier said than done. It takes some planning and shopping to put together a healthy, tasty meal.
Sit down as a couple and plan your meals for the week. If you’re not comfortable shopping in the store, order your groceries online for delivery.
4. It’s Time to Redecorate
You don’t need a degree in interior design to know what you like. Pick a room you’d both like to redecorate. Start by organizing and purging the things you don’t need.
Get paint samples delivered so you can decide on your favorite color. If you’re feeling industrious, you can paint the whole house!
Redecorating takes time, and it’s something you can do as a couple. When you’re done, you’ll feel a major sense of accomplishment, and you’ll love the new look!
5. Story Time
When you jump into bed, cuddle up and read a book out loud together. In the morning, you can discuss the previous night’s reading over coffee and breakfast.
If you’re more ambitious, read a good self-help book together.
6. Learn a New Hobby Together
There are so many great hobbies you could do as a couple. Stamp collecting, birdwatching, and scrapbooking are a few.
If you each have your hobby, you could work on them at the same time together. If neither of you has a hobby, learn something new together.
7. Comedy Club Night
Do you and your significant other love comedy clubs? It’s hard not going out to your favorite places.
Try making your comedy club at home. Serve a special meal and your favorite beverage. Queue up a few of your favorite comedians and comedy shows and spend Saturday night at your performance.
8. Learn a Dance Routine
Are you and your partner shy when it comes to dancing in front of others? This is the perfect time to work on your dancing.
What type of dance would you like to learn? There’s a YouTube video for that! Learn in the privacy of your own home and then “wow” your friends the next time you get out.
9. Grow Some Vegetables
It’s important to get some sunshine and fresh air, even if you’re stuck in quarantine. Do you have a backyard? This is a great time for playing in the dirt.
You can order seeds or seedlings and all the necessary tools and soil online from your nearest home improvement store. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still do a little gardening.
Order some pretty planters or plain buckets, some soil and seeds, and grow a container garden. Container gardens are perfect for small balconies and patios.
10. Old-Fashioned Love Letters
People used to write love letters to each other. Now is the perfect time to spend some time thinking about what brought you together in the first place.
A love letter serves a double purpose: it’s an affirmation of your love plus a memento of this unusual time in history. When you’re spending a lot of time together, it’s easy finding things that annoy each other.
Affirmation goes a long way toward keeping your love alive. It’s a lot harder writing a letter than it is to say those three little words. Sitting down next to each other and taking the time to write letters is a valuable form of communication.
It’s nice having mementos that aren’t digital!
Couple Activities Help Keep the Love Alive
Couple activities are an important part of any serious relationship. They’ll help you bond and keep your love strong over time.
Even in the best of times, it’s good to have hobbies and activities that you enjoy doing together. If you’ve been at a loss for things to do, try a few of these fun couple activities.
Work out, cook healthy meals, and try new hobbies. There are so many fun things you can do. Pick a few from this list or let your imagination run wild. Most of all, have fun!
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