While everyone is brainstorming which resolutions and goals they want to set for themselves in the new year, why not make a resolution or two that will not only help to improve yourself, but your relationship as newlyweds, too? Grab your partner and check out some of our favorite resolutions that newlyweds can make together for 2018!
How many times have you snuggled on the couch while scrolling through social, or had a full-blown conversation with one another via text? We can’t blame you, we’ve all been there. But making a conscious effort to unplug especially when you’re together, is essential. Instead, focus on true old-fashioned conversation, or fully engaging in a television show or movie without eyeing your other tiny screen. Charge your phones in a separate room during the after-work hours you’re spending together, make a contest out of who can go the longest without sneaking a peek, or for beginners, try just no phones at dinner. We promise you’ll end up liking the results.
Regardless of your financial situation, every couple can benefit from save more, especially newlyweds fresh off of the most expensive event of their lives. Whether you opt to ramp up your retirement contributions, invest in a new fund or business, or simply create a savings jar for a rainy-day fund, deciding to put away some extra dough will, quite literally, payoff in the future.
Make Date Nights a Priority
After an exhausting work week, it’s easy to just want to throw on your sweats and lay low on weekends, enjoying takeout or other easy meals instead of heading out to restaurants. While cozy time at home is super important, so are date nights. Even if it’s just once a month, be sure to make date nights a priority. And for a true, exciting date night feel, be sure to get dolled up, rock a new outfit or earrings, and head to new and exciting place each time.
Try New Things
It’s so easy for couples to get settled into routines of work, social and family obligations, and other daily tasks. Make 2018 the year that you become more adventurous, and try new things. Maybe once a month you can pledge to try a new restaurant, learn a new skill, visit a new place, or anything else along those lines. Trying new things together will make new memories, uncover new talents and preferences, and keep your relationship as newlyweds feeling fresh and exciting.
Is it just us, or was 2017 filled with negative headlines and tumultuous times? If you feel it too, make a resolution to practice more positivity, beginning within your marriage. Instead of using negative words like can’t, won’t, or no, try saying yes more often, and looking at the possibility in each negative. Be sure that you’re engaging in positive talk, complimenting one another and sharing what you appreciate with each ether. Think before you speak or air grievances and instead, discuss what you are or will be thankful or grateful for. Try to set goals that will make you even more positive, too. It truly makes a difference.