Valentine’s Day is approaching, but I have to tell you a little secret: I’m not a big fan. I know that is not what you were expecting. But let me explain why! I get nervous that so much pressure is placed on one day to demonstrate to someone you love them. I’m all about the love. I want you to experience genuine love 365 days of the year, not just on one day!
If you know anything about my approach to helping people cultivate healthy relationships, my philosophy is that love is built incrementally and day by day. It’s the best way to build a long-lasting, happy, and healthy relationship. I’ve watched and observed many multi-decade relationships, along with the many couples and individuals I coach that this formula is quite effective. mAnd while grand gestures are nice, this is not what creates the foundation and longevity for healthy relationships.
I’m going to arm you with some wisdom and wit of 7 ways to show someone you love them. Buckle up, lovebirds, because we’re about to embark on a journey to help you reach relationship greatness! Let’s go!
1.) DIY Love Notes 📜:
Get crafty with love notes! Scribble sweet messages, inside jokes, and maybe a doodle or two on colorful paper. Scatter them around your shared spaces for your partner to discover. It’s like a treasure hunt, but with more love and fewer pirates.
2.) Listen Up
Active listening has become a lost art. Listening to someone and making them the sole focus of your attention shows them that you are there to support them, no matter how difficult things may seem for them at that time. When we know someone has our back, it is a powerful way to bring us closer to one another.
Another tip to listening well is to ask the other person if they want you to just let them air out, provide input, or offer advice. It allows you to listen with intention and it also provides the emotional support the other person is craving.
3.) Culinary Capers 🍳:
They say the way to the heart is through the stomach, so why not whip up a masterpiece in the kitchen? Cook up their favorite meal. Cooking for someone is a way to show how much you care about them. Remember, it’s the effort that counts, and food has a way of creating a social bond with one another.
4.) Tech-Free Date Night 📵:
Unplug, unwind, and rediscover the lost art of conversation. Declare a tech-free zone for a night and engage in meaningful talks or play board games. Who knew quality time could be so 2005 and yet so romantic?
5.) Random Acts of Kindness 🎁:
Surprise your significant other with small, thoughtful gestures. It could be a cup of coffee in bed, a heartfelt note in their lunch, or a surprise mid-week picnic. These little acts go a long way in making someone feel truly loved.
6.) Laughter Therapy 😄:
They say laughter is the best medicine, and it works wonders in relationships too! Share funny memes, jokes, or embark on a mission to find the cheesiest dad jokes. Laughter not only strengthens your bond but also doubles as a great ab workout.
7.) Adventure Awaits 🌍:
Spice things up with a spontaneous adventure! It could be a road trip, a surprise weekend getaway, or even exploring a new hobby together. The thrill of the unknown creates lasting memories and strengthens your connection.
Call to Action Time! 🚀
Ready to take your relationship from “aww” to “WOW”? As your Love Strategist, I can help guide you on your journey to relationship bliss. Explore my coaching services, and let’s sprinkle some extra love magic on your connection. Click here to learn more about how you can let the love adventure begin!
Remember, love is an art, not a science. Embrace the quirks, savor the laughter, and enjoy the journey.
Sending love your way,
Your Love Strategist 💖