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Healthy Eating - Relationship Goals

Strawberry I just looked to see what date it is today, and I can't believe it's December 1 already! These months are going by faster and faster. Last month my relationship goal was setting aside time to have daily Bible reading/worship together. I'm really happy to say that we have intentionally made time every day to do some Bible reading, and now we're taking that a step further and will be taking notes in church so we can discuss and do a Bible study afterwards :)

Lately, Caleb and I have been so busy that we just eat whatever we have, whether it be leftovers or what's in the cafe at school. With the cold and flu season coming around, we want to take better care of our health.

Therefore, our relationship goal for the month is:

Healthy Eating

Watching what you put into your body and understanding the benefits that healthy eating provides can keep you strong and even reduce other physical problems, such as digestive issues and headaches. There are a few steps that Caleb and I are taking to ensure that we eat healthy:

Make homemade food

I totally understand the busy lifestyle many of us have. Still, eating homemade food and not packaged or fast food can dramatically impact your health. Look for meals in which you can use the leftovers the next day. Try making different types of sandwiches for lunch, or make a big pot of soup.

Eat meals together, not on the couch or while watching TV

Taking the time to sit down with each other and eat can provide quality time together as a couple. Instead of watching TV or eating at different times, you can chat about your day! And eat your meals slowly, don't shovel it down your throat!

Eat fruits and veggies, daily

This is something Caleb and I are going to work on. We're going to make an effort to eat some fruits and veggies every single day, because currently, we've been slacking on that.

Make lunch for your significant other!

Packing lunch for them can be a sweet act of kindness and love, especially if the food is homemade! Include a little note saying how much you love them, and you'll definitely make their day!

 Marriage & Relationship Goals
What are your marriage or relationship goals for December?

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Intentional Time Together - Relationship Goals

Relationship Goals | The Kardia Blog When Caleb moved here to Lincoln a few weeks ago, we both feared that we wouldn't spend enough time together. How would we have time for each other if we have classes all day and homework/work in the evenings? Needless to say, we've had this conversation many times over the past week. There are a few things I've learned and really want to apply in our relationship.

So today I'm linking up with Amberly from Life with Amberly and Joe to set marriage and relationship goals. As a girlfriend, I want to strive for the very best in my relationship. Married or not, setting goals for your relationship can help keep you moving toward a better future with your significant other.

Now for my relationship goal for this month:

Spending more intentional time together

It is so important to make time and be intentionally focused on your significant other. Just because you may be busy doesn't mean you can let your relationship take a seat on the back burner. Here are some ways I'm going to live out my goal of intentional time together:

Prioritize

This is the biggest thing I've learned over the last month. With such a packed schedule, I know I can't do everything. Some things can be put on hold until the next day, but not time spent with my boyfriend. Because we don't live together, the time we spend with each other needs to happen in the few hours that we use to do homework/work. My goal is to actively show Caleb that he comes before anything else. He's the most important.

Make Time for Each Other

If you don't have time for each other, make some time. This goes along with prioritizing. My goal is to look at my schedule and intentional make time by giving up other things.

Go on Weekly Dates

This is super important to me! I believe that taking the time to go on a date is crucial at any stage in a relationship. Set aside a day of the week/month to really connect and have quality time together. My goal is to go on weekly dates and really have some fun!

Have a Tradition

We just created a tradition on Saturday :) Sabbath morning flapjacks. We've decided that every Saturday for breakfast, we'll make super yummy, fluffy, delicious pancakes together. This is one way we get to hang out and be together while doing something productive (making breakfast).

Just Talk

Even when we're both doing our own thing, if we're in the same room we still talk to each other. We comment on things, tell stories about our day, laugh a funny jokes, etc. My goal is to just talk, even if we're busy. It helps keep us connected.

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