Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Not sure how to celebrate with your partner? Do you need some mindful tips? No problem! Here are some thoughtful ideas to help you get started.
Instead of booking a dinner reservation at an expensive restaurant, consider making a meal together at home. There are tons of romantic recipes for you to choose from. You can even make your own desserts and mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails) as well. Making your own food will help you enjoy the meal and evening even more. Here are some recipes ideas you may enjoy.
Pamper Yourselves Together
If you need to unwind, consider booking a spa day for two or book a couples massage. If that’s a little out of your price range, you can organize a DIY spa day at home. With some candles, fluffy robes, soothing music, and homemade spa products (like bath salts and body scrubs), you’ll be relaxing in no time.
Take a Class Together
Expand your knowledge with the love of your life by taking a class together. It can be a cooking class, a painting class, a dancing class, a yoga class, or any other type of class that your heart desires. Check out listings at your local community center, library, or community college and see what’s being offered.
Go on an Adventure Together
Have you been dying to go on a road trip? What are you waiting for? Open up your map app and start planning! You and your partner can spend the weekend after Valentine’s Day traveling, reducing stress, and relaxing with each other. As a result, you should have a much more relaxed week afterwards.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors Together
If the weather permits, consider going outside and relaxing in nature together. For example, you can go for a hike at your local park or you can camp out in your backyard garden. The fresh air and exercise will be beneficial to you both.
Do Some Emotional Heavy Lifting Together
Has something been off between you and your partner recently? Don’t just sweep it under the rug. Use Valentine’s Day to have a relationship checkup. Speak honestly about your feelings and truly listen to your partner. It takes a lot of work but it’s well worth it.
Plan For Your Future Together
With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, many couples have a hard time dedicating time to planning their future together. This year use Valentine’s Day as a starting point for the next phase of your relationship. For instance, have you decided to move in together? Spend Valentine’s Day researching potential apartments and furniture together. Getting married? Use Valentine’s Day to go over some of your wedding plans.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure that the day is a mindful benefit to both you and your partner.