Most long-term relationships are far from perfect but couples who have been together for several years don’t really need perfection – they just want to spend the days with the person they love, through thick and thin, in good times and in bad times – and for them, it doesn’t matter if they do the same things almost every day.
While there’s nothing wrong with getting used to the familiar, it’s still a great idea to find some things and activities that can bring back the spice and excitement in your relationship. Even if you both can’t admit it, there will be times when you’ll feel tired and bored of doing the same things, going to the same places or eating at the same restaurant every weekend.
Love relationships don’t have to feel like a boring routine nor a tedious obligation. To live happily and in order to grow together, couples need adventures, challenges and it means embracing new things and opening yourselves to new experiences.
If you don’t know where to start, read on and try these fun ways to overcome boredom in your relationship.
1. Check an item off your bucket list.
Maybe it’s high time you hit the road together and just travel? Exploring new cities and sharing these amazing experiences together can surely bring back the adventures in your love story.
If you think you’ve been too busy dealing with the realities of life and responsibilities of adulthood, go somewhere peaceful and relaxing. On the other hand, if you’re slowly dying of boredom, go wild and roam free in the most exciting places around the country or even abroad.
2. Buy that not-so-cheap concert ticket.
It’s a once in a lifetime experience when you finally get to see your most favorite performer in person, singing the songs that you’ve fallen in love with for many years – and singing along with you, the most special soul you want to dedicate them to.
You don’t really have to worry about how expensive it can be – if there’s a will, there’s definitely a way! Concert organizers usually give fans months to save up and load up their bank accounts before they put the tickets on sale.
3. (Bungee) jump off a cliff – together.
Face your fears together and live life as if it were your last. The thrill and excitement of these extreme moments together will not only change the way you look at life but will also help boost your bond as a couple.
Jumping off a cliff with a safety harness may not be everyone’s idea of fun but just give it a try, or find other less-extreme activities – but where’s the fun in that?
4. Plan a year-long foodie adventure.
Tired of going to your favorite restaurant? It’s okay to admit that the food place you once loved is starting to taste bland and boring – and somehow your relationship is following the same path.
Visit different places and go on a foodie adventure together. Try different and unique dishes, challenge your taste buds and welcome new flavors – and we’re not just talking about what’s literally on your plate but also in your relationship.
5. Climb the highest mountains – literally.
Be with nature and conquer mountains together. The natural beauty of the world has a way of reminding us to be happier and feel more excited about life. We live in an insanely beautiful and mesmerizing world and finding time to discover its boundless glory can be life-changing – especially you experience them with the one you love.
Witness this magic together and you’ll see how it can dramatically change your relationship for the better.
6. Set unique relationship goals every year.
Be creative and think of better ways to achieve your dream relationship goals – and it should be a long-term project for you as a couple.
Make a list of the things, the places or even the milestones that you want to achieve as partners and you’ll surely feel more thrilled to look forward to the days and years to come.
7. Try out a new hobby or learn new skills.
Sometimes, the pressure of adulthood takes away the magic of our truest self and this is one way of taking it back. You don’t have to do this as a couple. You can pursue different interests and what’s important is, at the end of the day, you’ll find your way back to your younger, cooler and more interesting self.
If you’ve been wanting to be an actor, join a drama club or any theatrical production out there. If you’ve dreamed of becoming a dancer, go for a dance workshop. The possibilities are endless and all you have to do is to take the first step.
8. Learn a foreign language together.
It is fun to learn a new language together especially if you’re both interested in a particular culture, their cuisine or even their traditions.
There are a lot of language schools out there that offer crash courses on many European or Asian languages. If you’re not a fan of scheduled classes, maybe you can just learn at home and make it a weekend thing.
9. Schedule night outs with friends.
Just have fun with your friends and pretend that you’re still that young couple who used to love partying all night. It can be physically exhausting to go out, but just give it a try and have a blast together with your most favorite gang.
10. Travel more and write about it on a blog.
If you both love writing and travelling, why don’t you guys hit the road and finally start that long-overdue travel blog? Aside from the benefits that you gain from travelling together, writing about your adventures and sharing them to the world can add thrill and enjoyment to your relationship.
Many couples have found the magic of travelling to be an effective way to strengthen and reignite their love, not only for life and living, but also for the commitment that they have for their significant other.
So what are you waiting for? Don’t let boredom ruin that beautiful love story and start making some big changes in your relationship.
As we have mentioned here, there are a lot of ways that you can try to overcome boredom and revive the excitement in your relationship. All you have to do is to take that first step and just have fun.
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