When it’s not just you at home, but your partner is with you too, you need ideas that everyone can agree on. Here are lots of tips on what to do when you get bored with your partner.
Let’s challenge your partner with an abs competition! If we are well trained despite the cloister, we test our endurance with a plank marathon: whoever resists the longest wins. You can compete on just about everything from squats to push-ups. Or, if we are very flexible and really experienced, we can try some couple yoga asanas, being very careful not to overdo it at the risk of getting hurt. If we don’t feel so competitive, a couple of training session is good for your body and also for your mind!
There is no need to have an estate or a vegetable garden: a balcony, or a windowsill or even a corner of the house is enough: many plants are also on sale in supermarkets and can be purchased when doing the normal food shopping. Taking care of plants and flowers is a great way to spend some time together, perhaps reading up on the Net to choose the variety that best suits our environment and more in keeping with our taste.
Romantic dinner for two
Do we feel nostalgia for our favorite restaurant? Prepare dinner for two, trying to replicate the dishes you would have ordered from the waiter. Or, if your area is covered by the service, get dinner delivered at home. Either way, enjoy dinner just as if you were in a restaurant, complete with a candle on the table, elegant clothes, and background music.
The most beautiful photos
Use an afternoon to rearrange the photos of a vacation or a significant moment. Choose thirty or so and we create a collection to be transformed into a book. There are many sites that create beautiful customized volumes, complete with titles, texts, and hardcover. They can be budget-friendly and it will fantastic to have the photos you love most at hand.
Learning together something new
Let’s take advantage of the empty times of these days to learn something new. For example, learning the language of the next country that we plan to visit, even if it is abstruse and uncommon. There are free courses online in any language, from Hungarian to Mandarin Chinese!
Let’s play games
Aside from chess, cards, and board games, let’s try to remember what we enjoyed as children. Maybe you even still have a box of lego bricks or wooden constructions, or some markers and tempera colors, or a large puzzle abandoned due to lack of time. Ever tried a video game? Even if we are refractory to the idea, it is worth experimenting with. Let us be carried back in time, without shame: being a child is always good. (Granted, this idea might not carry the same appeal if we have children – the last thing we might want to do is play a kids game with our partner!)
A new hobby
Let’s invent ourselves painters or sculptors for a day, or classical dancers or jugglers, tailors, and designers. There are tutorials online for everything from crochet to decoupage, from dance barre for beginners to oil painting. Just put aside potential creative fears, encourage each other, and have fun.
It is a great way to bring a good mood and deceive an empty afternoon. Let’s go back to the old guitar of when we were students and the songbook of the scouts, or let’s connect to Youtube where we will find the karaoke of our favorite songs and let us go.
Dancing is fun, it burns calories, brings us closer to our partner, and promotes skin contact. So, let’s go wild. Everything is fine: from a slow waltz to rock and roll (pay attention to the acrobatics, however, to avoid getting injured).
It is obviously the most natural and pleasant way to pass the time. It’s not even worth talking about – let’s just make it.