It's easy to fall into a relationship rut, especially if you don't take time to carve out a little fun together.
In fact, looking for ways to bring adventure and/or romance to your relationship can help strengthen your bond.
Here are a few fun activities to help you connect as a couple and create new memories together.
1. Plan a Date Night or Day
The typical dinner-and-a-movie date night is always great, but sometimes you also need a spontaneous break from your routine. Think outside the box: brunch, karaoke, or a lazy day at the park count as dates, too. Date nights don't have to be expensive to be fun, either. Plan a cheap outing together without breaking the bank.
The benefits of exercising together are plenty. Not only will you get to spend more time together, but you'll also improve your overall health, get in better shape, and even enhance your sex life. After all, exercise has been linked to improved body image, reduced sexual and erectile dysfunction, and short- and long-term arousal in women.
This might mean taking a walk together, going to a yoga class, using an exercise app at home, or playing a fitness game on a video game console. Exercising together can also be in the form of a strenuous activity that provides a workout like painting a room, cleaning out a basement, or planting a garden.
3. Cook Together
You know the old saying, "The couple that cooks together stays together," right? Well, break out the measuring cups and cookbook to spice things up in the kitchen. If you and your partner have children, at least one night a month try to wait to eat dinner until the kids go to bed. Then, cook your meal together and enjoy a nice quiet dinner for just the two of you.
If you can get out of the house, taking a cooking class together is a fun way to learn some new recipes and cooking techniques.
4. Couples Massage
If your partner isn't into a spa day, turn on some relaxing music, dim the lights, and take turns giving each other a massage. If you don't want to commit to a full-body massage, you can try a hand or foot massage, and see where things take you from there. Play Games
Whether you're hitting the Xbox together or sitting down for some face-to-face time with a good card game, board game, or puzzle, games can be a great stress reliever. Playing games with your partner will present you with plenty of moments to laugh and test your competitive spirit. Games can be sexy, too. Think strip poker or Twister. Why not? Game on!
5. Watch TV and Movies
Watching TV and movies together is one of the simplest activities you can do after a long day of work. But be sure it's just the two of you, sitting together and holding hands. No gadgets. No status updates or Instagram posts.
It's a great time to snuggle and get closer while doing something so routine as watching a Netflix series or movie.
Pack your suitcase and get away for the night, weekend, or a week-long trip. A romantic getaway recharges you both and gives you some quality time outside of your normal routine.
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Looking for something to do together that's a little more elaborate? Renew your vows in front of friends and family or have a private ceremony in your living room. Renewing your vows is a great reminder of the bond you two have with each other and, if you have kids, it's a fun way to incorporate them into your vow renewal ceremony.
May I have this dance? Play those old records (if you still have them) or put on your favourite playlist. Ask your spouse for a dance in the kitchen. Or, take your moves out on the town and hit the dance clubs.
Curl up on the couch or in bed and read a book together. Read out loud or read together quietly. Start your own private book club for the two of you. Discuss the books you're reading over coffee or your favourite meal.
10. Listen to a Podcast or Audiobook
Snuggle on the couch and tune into a podcast or audiobook together. Pick something funny to add a little mood-boosting laughter to your life, or something motivational that can strengthen you both as individuals and as a couple.
11. Start a New Hobby
Find common ground and look for hobbies you would enjoy together. If you can't agree on an activity you both enjoy, choose to do separate hobbies in the same room or on the same couch. For instance, if one person likes to scrapbook, they can do that while their partner plays video games.
Source: verywell mind