A Guide to Making New Year’s Resolutions with Your Partner

Here's a lighthearted guide to help you and your partner go on this journey together.
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As the New Year kicks off, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the past and set intentions for the future. Making New Year’s resolutions with your partner can be a fun and meaningful way to align your goals and aspirations for the coming year.

Step 1: Reflect and Celebrate

Before diving into resolutions, take some time to reflect on the past year with your partner. Celebrate your achievements, milestones, and cherished memories. Share your gratitude for each other and the experiences you’ve shared.

A great tip is physically writing these things down. Think about what you want to release from the past year, and what you hope to fix and pursue in the coming year. Get it all out so you can start the year with a clean mind and slate.

Step 2: Dream and Discuss

Set aside a cozy evening to dream and discuss your aspirations for the upcoming year. Create a relaxed atmosphere and make it a date night in; have your favourite snacks and perhaps a glass of wine. Talk about your individual hopes and dreams, and then explore areas where your goals may align.

Step 3: Set Intentions Together

Identify common themes or areas of focus that resonate with both of you. Whether it’s health and wellness, travel, personal growth, or relationship goals, find shared intentions that you can work on together as a team.

Step 4: Make It Fun and Creative

Making resolutions doesn’t have to be serious business and they don’t all have to be things you want to fix or stop! Add some fun into the process by creating a crafty vision board together, writing your resolutions on colourful sticky notes, or even making a lighthearted pact to support each other’s goals.

Need some inspo? Commit to trying out a new cheese or ice cream flavour each month, or even encourage each other to try out a certain number of new recipes or cuisines in the new year!

Step 5: Support and Encourage

Once you’ve set your resolutions, commit to supporting and encouraging each other throughout the year. Schedule regular check-ins to discuss your progress, celebrate small victories, and offer encouragement during challenging times.

Making New Year’s resolutions with your partner is a wonderful way to strengthen your bond and communication. Embrace the process with a sense of lightheartedness, adventure, and remember that the most important resolution is to cherish and support each other through the ups and downs of the coming year.

Happy New Year and stay tuned here for all the best date ideas of 2024!

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