7 Simple Ways to Check the Mood of Your Relationship (And Have Fun While You're at It!)
Ahhh, relationships. They can be a rollercoaster of emotions, can't they? One day you're soaring high on cloud nine, and the next, you're navigating a stormy sea. Sometimes, you can go from Lovey Dovey to rolling eyeballs in 60 seconds flat. But fear not! (Sound familiar? I think that command appears 365 times in the Bible.) Checking the mood of your relationship doesn't have to be a daunting task. In fact, it can be downright enjoyable. As marriagepreneurs, we’re all keenly aware of the intricate connection between our personal relationships and the success of our businesses. So, put on your dancing shoes, grab your partner's hand, and let's explore seven simple and fun ways to gauge the temperature of your relationship for little to no money. This list isn’t exhaustive, but they’re just a few of mine and Jesse’s favorites.
1. Dance It Out
There's something magical about dancing with your partner. Whether you're twirling around the living room or hitting the dance floor, moving to the rhythm can instantly lift your spirits and connect you on a deeper level. Pay attention to the way you both move together. Is there harmony in your steps? Are you both enjoying the moment? The way you dance can reflect the overall energy and connection in your relationship. “Alexa, play Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton.”
2. Hug fast and long
Hugs hold hidden hints of harmony and happiness. Physical touch falls is a top three love language for both me and Jesse. Hugs can convey love, comfort, and a sense of security. Take a moment to embrace your partner in a warm and extended hug. Feel the closeness, the beating of each other's hearts. Notice if you both relax into the embrace or if there is tension between you. A genuine, lingering hug can be a beautiful indicator of the emotional bond you share.
3. Have Intimacy
Intimacy plays a crucial role in any relationship. It's not just about the physical act but also about the emotional connection it fosters. Engaging in a loving, consensual, and intimate experience with your spouse can be a great way to check the mood of your relationship. Pay attention to the level of closeness, passion, and overall satisfaction you both experience. Healthy intimacy often reflects a healthy relationship. Inside your marriage is the ideal place to practice to perfect this one!
4. Play Games Together
Who said games are only for kids? Playing games together can be incredibly revealing. Pick a game like Uno, Scrabble, or even a challenging video game that requires strategy and teamwork. Observe how you communicate, cooperate, and compete. Are you both having fun? How do you handle wins and losses? Games can provide insights into your ability to work as a team and manage conflicts, all while having a blast.
5. Engage in Creative Projects
Working together on a creative project can be a rewarding and insightful experience. It could be anything from starting a small business, designing a website, or even painting a mural together. Jesse and I love refurbishing furniture. We have completed a piece in one day while taking weeks on others. Such endeavors require collaboration, problem-solving, and compromise. Pay attention to how well you work together, the level of communication, and the support you provide for each other. Successfully creating something as a team can strengthen your bond.
6. Have Meaningful Conversations
Communication is the backbone of any relationship. I can’t emphasize this one enough. Set aside dedicated time to have open and honest conversations with your partner. Discuss your dreams, fears, and goals. Ask each other thought-provoking questions. Listen actively and without judgment. Meaningful conversations allow you to connect on a deeper level and understand each other's needs, desires, and emotions.
7. Plan Adventures Together
Nothing spices up a relationship like embarking on new adventures together. Plan a weekend getaway, go hiking, try a cooking class, or explore a new city. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant. But the thrill of trying something new and stepping out of your comfort zone can bring you closer together. Pay attention to how you both embrace the adventure, support each other, and create lasting memories. The way you navigate new experiences can reflect the overall health and excitement in your relationship. We like to plan adventures around business reconnaissance. We visit new and unique places to get inspiration and new ideas.
Keep it Simple!
Checking the mood of your relationship doesn't have to be a complicated task. By incorporating these simple and enjoyable activities into your routine, you can gain valuable insights into the state of your relationship. Dancing together, hugging for an extended period, engaging in intimacy, playing games, working on creative projects, having meaningful conversations, and planning adventures are all wonderful ways to connect, have fun, and gauge the emotional temperature of your partnership.
Remember, relationships are dynamic and ever evolving. Checking the mood of your relationship should be an ongoing process, not a one-time event. By regularly engaging in these activities, you'll foster open communication, strengthen your bond, and create a solid foundation of trust and love.
So, put these ideas into action and enjoy the journey of discovering and nurturing the mood of your relationship. Here's to many joyous moments, heartfelt connections, and a love and business relationship that continues to grow and thrive!