Happy New Years! It is that time of year again when we start focusing on resolutions and/or goals we would like to achieve in the upcoming year. I tend to find people often fall into 1 of 2 categories: they religiously set new years resolutions or they refuse to. Which one are you?
While there are many different themes when it comes to New Years resolutions one of the more common ones is health. All of this got me thinking about the role that health plays in our relationships.
When I mention health here I mean health on a broad spectrum: our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health. Anything that is focused on making you feel well and take care of yourself. Health isn’t often discussed between couples and yet it plays one of the biggest roles in an individual’s (and therefore couple’s) wellbeing and happiness. With New Year’s resolutions fresh in people’s minds I thought it would be a good opportunity to ask yourself what role health plays in your relationship? Are your values around health aligned? Are you both acting on those values or have you found they’ve been pushed to the side? This year, instead of making independent health goals as a couple, why not make a shared goal that you can support each other on. Maybe you both have been talking about becoming more active but haven’t. Or perhaps you are wanting to eat in more and want to make an effort to cook together 2 nights a week. Do you have a spiritual background that has been neglected lately and you want to refocus on that together?
My point is, doing activities that add to your quality of life together not only helps you both stay on track but it also gives you an opportunity to connect. It makes your relationship grow in new ways and leaves you feeling more grounded. I believe we all want to feel well, whether we are actively pursuing it or not. Make this year the year where you commit to a manageable, but important health goal as a couple and see how it adds to your relationship over the year.
So tell me, what is your relationship health goal for 2014? Share it in the comment section below, who knows maybe it will inspire someone else to take action!