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What to do in Lockdown : Things to Try with Your PartnerWhat to do in lockdown can be a question you have been asking yourselves for months. It was a tough year to say the least and we still have uncertainties about the future. If 2020 has taught us anything, it is to value our relationships and loving moments together. The Modern Love Box was created prior to the devastating 2020 year, to help busy couples reconnect and enhance their intimate times together; but now more than ever, we need intentional time together to break up the stay at home ruts of our lives. If you find yourselves arguing more or at least just connecting less, than it may be time to spice up the monotony. At one point in your relationship, you couldn't keep your hands off of each other; you were interested in what each other had to say. You were curious about each other's lives. Sometimes when we are forced to spend so much time together, or when stress has gotten the best of us, it's hard to have boundaries, alone time and/or energy to connect. The Modern Love Box can help!
What to do in Lockdown: #1 Communicate IntentionallyTry our Digital Subscription (first month is free!) Created by our Relationship Therapist at Modern Love Counseling, each month includes questions that help the two of you deepen your communication and help foster more emotional intimacy. On your next walk, dinner or date night in, take turns asking each other the questions and have fun being inspired to discuss topics you don't generally talk about. Enjoy getting curious about each other again!
What to do in Lockdown: #2 Set Boundaries in Your SchedulesIf you are working from home, it is crucial to set up your work day as you would when you'd go into the office. Wake up, drink your coffee, take a shower, get ready; all before you even check your emails. Starting off your day with a good AM routine will really benefit your entire day. If you're both working from home, schedule times to have lunch together, or at least dinner. Create time to disconnect and go for a walk or have some alone time to take a bath. Just because we are working from home, does not mean we have to constantly be working when we are home! Boundaries are essential.
What to do in Lockdown: #3 Schedule Date NightsEven if we can't go anywhere, we should still prioritize our date nights. Order from your favorite swanky restaurant, rent a movie or buy a game. Do something intentional that offers you both a break from the day-to-day stresses of life. Try streaming a virtual tour over a bottle of wine, go through old photos, or paint portraits of each other. If you'd like to be pushed out of your comfort zones, try one of our boxes that offer communication activities, a curated experience and products to help guide you to feeling closer.
What to do in Lockdown: #4 Be SillyKick it old school and bring back old card games you used to play in childhood. Dig up old board games, or even better, play hide and seek or have a dance party in your living room! Do something silly that helps your brains turn off and escape the uncertainties of life.
What to do in Lockdown: #5 Prioritize Self CareThis one may be hard if you feel your outlets have been taken away. The year 2020 has definitely taught us how to be resourceful and if we aren't able to go anywhere, it doesn't mean we can't actively take care of ourselves. If you generally go and get massages, take turns giving each other one. If you liked to go to the spa, buy some bath salts and essential oils and relax. Snuggle up with a nice book and disconnect from the world for a couple hours. Have children? Take turns watching the children to give each other every other weekend to devote to each other's self care. Struggling with your emotions? Contact a therapist to ensure your mental health is being tended to. Work out as often as possible to get your body moving. Do something daily that makes you happy and reinforces you don't have any responsibilities in that moment.
What to do in Lockdown: #6 Learn to Cook Something NewIf you don't normally cook, or you cook all the time, make it a priority to learn how to cook something out of our comfort zone. Make it fun and introduce your pallet and skillset to something different. Check out these online Cooking Classes and next date night, whip up something new together!
What to do in Lockdown: #7 Try an online Yoga ClassYoga isn't for everyone, but it's definitely worth trying. Yoga can help with slowing down your mind, getting your heart rate up and reseting emotionally. If you suffer from anxiety or tension from stress, give it a try. Couples yoga could also be a fun idea to try together, too!
What to do in Lockdown: #8 DeclutterA new year, a new "start." Maybe make a Sunday Funday with mimosas (or OJ) and declutter a closet, basement or drawer. It's emotionally gratifying to organize your space and why not do it together and have fun while doing it?
What to do in Lockdown: #9 ReadNow is the time to start reading! Reading is so healthy for your brain, easy on your spirit and really helps you get into a peaceful zone. If you have a habit of watching TV, try making one day a week for reading and TV free. See how it makes you feel.
What to do in Lockdown: #10 Redecorate or Take up on a Small House ProjectSince we are spending so much time in our homes, now is the time to start making the spaces we share functional and comfortable. If your office is in the living room, maybe buy a bookcase to organize your paperwork and essentials. If you've been needing new light fixtures or curtains to make your room more cozy but have been putting off buying them... just do it. It'll make a huge difference.
What to do in Lockdown: #11 Take a Break from Podcasts, News and Social MediaThis one tip will go a long way. We are not built to know what is happening more than a 10 mile radius around us; yet we are obsessed with knowing more than our brains and our hearts can process. Having too much information is part of our anxiety and right now, there is a lot going on in the world. It is time to give yourself permission to be a little ignorant at times and take some breaks from knowing every single thing in the media. By separating ourselves (a little bit) from the need to know everything, we actually give ourselves a space to be more present and less stressed out.
What to do in Lockdown: #12 Kiss and Cuddle MoreFlirting is something all long term couples can be better at. We need to kiss more, cuddle often and stop taking life so seriously all of the time. If we get the luxury of being together more, we can practice taking more intentional time throughout the day to randomly give each other love taps and affection.
What to do in Lockdown: #13 Make Cards, Send Flowers, Leave NotesJust because you are at home all the time, doesn't mean you can't step up the romance! Try leaving love notes around the house or send your partner flowers so you can see their face when they open the door. The little things are often the most meaningful. This can even be something you do for friends and family. Let someone you love know that you are thinking of them.
What to do in Lockdown: #14 Don't IsolateBe sure you are talking to your partner, friends, family, therapist. During these times, it is important to have community and friendship. We know how hard it can be to discuss your feelings, but everyone is or has struggled recently, and we can all use a helping hand. Even if you can't see your family or friends in person, doesn't mean you can't spend time with them. Schedule monthly FaceTimes, continue doing your book club; enjoy virtual HH. It's not the same, but it beats being lonely.
Unique Valentine's Day Gift for Every Couple : How to be more intentional this Valentine's DayNeed a unique Valentine's Day gift for your special boo this year? We got you covered! If you're in a relationship, then you know how challenging it can be to come up with something unique and thoughtful for Valentine's Day... year, after year. When February rolls around you may find yourself struggling to search for something you and your partner will enjoy. After skimming through endless flower bouquets and dark chocolate, you may suddenly find yourself feeling uninspired and stuck.
Well, our company is all about spicing things up in your relationship and creating intentional connection. Created by a Relationship Expert, our boxes and digital subscription provide you with the tools you need to invoke curiosity, spontaneity and fun, all while enhancing your level of intimacy.
Unique Valentine's Day Gift: #1 SEXY ADVENTURE BOXIf you are the type of couple who would like to add some spice in the bedroom or create it, we would recommend our best selling Sexy Adventure Box. Created specifically to enhance physical and emotional intimacy, our Sexy Adventure box is the perfect unique Valentine's Day gift for any pair. Filled with fun products to help inspire sexy time (how about a satin blindfold/handtie... or cherry oral gel?), as well as a communication activity with questions such as "If you had to choose, what would be more satisfying to you, Quality or Quantity in terms of sex?" or "What would you love to get out of exploring sexually with me?" This box is sentimental, erotic and totally bound to invoke quality intimacy!
Unique Valentine's Day Gift: #2 LOVING REQUEST BOXIf you are the type of couple that struggles at times with initiating sexy time or connection in general, this box is bound to inspire you both to have fun new ways to get the message across clearly! Our Loving Request Box is full of inspiration and is intended to bump up the mystery in your relationship so you both don't find yourselves stuck in a rut! Included in our Loving Request Box, you will find 100 Sex Questions that start at a fun X rated level, then intensify to XXX level; a natural soy candle and body lotion used only to nudge your partner that you're willing and open, as well as a fun "game" that allows your both to request IOU's for future connection. You also have a fun and intimate Communication Activity that inspires quality communication about your relationship and initiating.
Unique Valentine's Day Gift: #3 THE MODERN LOVE INBOXIf you're the type of couple that loves to talk (but doesn't always know what to talk about), or you are a couple that has run out of things to talk about over date night (it's ok.. we get it!), then this is the perfect gift for you two! Every month, you get a downloadable Communication Activity (similar to the one below) that has questions you take turns asking each other. Do it over the phone during times apart, over a glass of wine or at the table over dinner at your next date night! Your partner will appreciate the thought and you'll both enjoy communicating about deep and inspiring topics!
Unique Valentine's Day Gift : The Modern Love BoxesClearly, we are a little bias. We think our boxes are the perfect gift for any twosome because we offer quality connection and supportive enhancement! Enjoy this Valentine's Day on a whole deeper level. Our Relationship Expert knows what couples are craving and each box or Communication Activity is inspired by real couple's requests and needs! Take a peek at all of our boxes and find one that fits for you!
11 Thoughtful Ideas for Valentine's DayDo you ever think to yourself, "Do I even have any ideas for Valentine's Day? We've done everything! I've gotten so many Valentine's Day Gifts! What else left is there to do?" If you're anything like me, you've also fallen off the romantic train a few times and you feel discouraged when the infamous romantic holiday rears it's lovely head. It can be challenging at times to think of something genuine, creative or even thoughtful when Valentine's Day creeps up. We work a lot, we have social lives; life sometimes gets the best of our energy and when Valentine's Day comes around, we may feel uninspired. Hey, it's ok! Aron and I are not huge fans of Valentine's Day, but we think it's important to regularly date each other and do things that are intentional together. Whether you have spent hours racking your brain around ideas for Valentine's Day, or you'd like to surprise your S.O. randomly, I'm hopeful this list will inspire you to enjoy time together. Don't let your ideas for Valentine's Day this year be obligatory or stressful! Make it a goal to make this year thoughtful and intentional!
In my opinion personal and professional opinion, the sexiest, most romantic and/or genuine thing you can do for one another is ENJOY QUALITY (Intentional) TIME TOGETHER.Here are some unique and thoughtful ideas for Valentine's Day that involve more QT than traditional dinner reservations: