New Year, New Appreciation

It’s the beginning of a new year, which means it is a perfect time for new appreciation.

There is no doubt that many of are busy with our new year’s resolutions aimed at what we hope to improve on in the new year. Often these resolutions are about what we want to change for ourselves. While looking after ourselves is fundamentally important, including our relationship and the things we would like to focus on within them, can be equally as important.

What would 2017 be like if you made a resolution to show your partner some daily appreciation? Your motto could be: ‘A new year full of new appreciation.’

Here are 7 easy ways to show your partner daily appreciation.

(For a shorter version, check out the video below!)

1. Acknowledge what your partner is doing right

Often in relationships we tend to focus on what our partner is doing wrong. This not only makes our partner feel inadequate, it also turns our focus on the negative, rather than the positive. The more positive things we can list about our partner, the better we feel about them and in turn, about our relationship.

2. Tell your partner what you admire about them

Telling your partner what you admire about them makes them feel both special and loved. When we feel loved, we are more likely to give love and go out of our way to do things for others. If you want your partner to notice you, make sure you take time to notice them!

3. Take over a household chore

In healthy relationships, the more we give the more we get. By taking over a chore that your partner usually does, your partner will be more inclined to do something for you. Why not choose a task that you know your partner hates and spend the week doing it for them. We’re pretty sure you will be happy with what you get in return!

4. Plan something unexpected

Plan something when your partner least expects it not only makes your partner feel appreciated, is also a great way inject some fun and spontaneity into the relationship!

5. Thank them for all the things they do for you

There’s nothing better than being recognized for the things you do right in your relationship! Thanking your partner for what they do for you is a great way to show them just how much you care.

6. Recognize the effort they put into the relationship

Relationships take effort and care, yet sometimes we are too busy to stop and notice. Make sure that you set aside time each day to recognize the effort your partner is putting into your shared relationship.

7. Show some love and affection

And the icing on the cake is of course to show your partner how much you appreciate them through love and affection! Something that of course we are all looking for in our romantic relationships, so don’t hold back!

We hope you enjoy the start of the new year!