Here in Toronto, spring is in the air! The temperatures have finally hit double digits(that’s Celsius for my American friends!) and it’s been raining all week. This is the time when I start to think about injecting more positive attention to mine and The Mister’s relationship. Date nights and duvet days become priorities but there are tons of other ways you can ‘spring clean’ your marriage!
Here are 5 simple ways you can ‘spring clean’ your marriage:
1. Check your expectations.
Expectations that you have that your spouse doesn’t know about can cause arguments. Make sure your spouse knows what you expect from them and that they are reasonable expectations and vice versa.
2. Sweep out the negative. Choose to say only positive things to others about your spouse and to your spouse.
Sweep out the negative! Your brain is programmed for the negative BUT it can be trained to focus on positive. Start the training today and say something positive about your spouse.
3. Discard old habits.
Ya know that ONE thing that drives your spouse crazy that you do? Be more diligent in breaking that habit. The one thing that drives The Mister crazy that I do is leave my dirty clothing in piles on the floor…I’ll be working on this one specifically this spring!
4. Dream BIG…Together.
This is a small nod to my blogger friend Chelsea, but starting a daily dialogue of your feelings, thoughts and aspirations are a great way to draw closer to each other.
5. Inject life into your relationship by taking a trip together.
It can be a day trip, a weekend trip or even a week long trip but having some concentrated alone time without other distractions can be a great way to inject some life into your relationship again.
Spring is the perfect time to make changes in your relationship that isn’t working or needs tweaking. Embrace change and be willing to commit to what it takes to have a thriving and loving marriage starting today!
So tell me, what are some things you’ll be doing to ‘spring clean’ your marriage?