Relationship survival guide: Holiday seasonLUX South Africa | 21 November 2017
Enjoying the festive season with family is often easier said than done. We frequently get so wrapped up in the festivities that we neglect the emotional aspects of our relationships. This can often leave us feeling more stressed than festive. Here are some simple, yet effective ways to put your relationship first so that you can survive this demanding time of year.
- Work it out
Working out with your partner is a great way to spend time together, especially when you are busy. A workout gives you that oh-so-important quality time with your significant other while boosting your overall health. It’s been proven that exercise can help you cope better with stress and anxiety. And don’t worry if you are not particularly big on hardcore workouts. Just a simple walk in the park or even your suburb will do perfectly.
- What’s cooking?
Over the festive season there are often loads of gatherings with plenty of people. This means that you are likely to entertain more than usual. Sometimes, cooking can often be the very source of your unease. So, why not make this part of your bonding experience? Involve your partner and allow him or her to choose the menu and help with the cooking, the preparation and even clean-up. This will not only make your life easier but also give you a common interest that involves spending creative and fun times together.
- Decorate décor-great!
From setting the table to decorating your tree, use this time as an opportunity to create something together. Turn typically laborious experiences into fun times together by putting on some music and getting into the spirit of things. In this way you can transform tasks into adventures.
- Time each other in your 1-minute shower
Get soft smooth skin at the end of a stressful day and what better way to unwind than to hop into a short sexy shower? This will give you and your partner some much-needed fun, alone time. Use your favourite skin care products, like your favourite body wash to make this moment really special.
In the end, the festive season comes around but once a year. Your relationship continues all year around so pay careful attention to your needs. Remember to communicate and turn chores into fabulously light moments of fun.