New Year, New You?
At Paired, we’re all about setting sustainable goals and relationship intentions for the year ahead. Instead of choosing New Year’s resolutions for couples that are about complete change (!!), we want to say Happy New Year to each other with creative, tangible resolutions that set up our relationships for success in the New Year.
So, we’ve rounded up the best couple’s New Year resolution ideas to get you and your loved one off to the best start as 2024 rolls around!
Traditionally, a New Year’s resolution is whereby someone commits to completing personal goals or projects to be fulfilled in the coming year. There are no limitations on what these can be, from a new fitness regime to learning a new language!
While New Year’s resolutions are often focused on individual goals, some couples choose to create resolutions that speak to their relationship! This is usually centered around overall relationship satisfaction, but it can also act as a sort of couple’s bucket list for the year — with a range of fun New Year’s resolutions to choose from.
While a lot of pressure is put on couples to start fresh when the clock strikes twelve, it doesn’t need to be all ‘New Year, New You’. Instead, the New Year can be a time for couples to reflect on their relationship overall and think about what the coming year will hold for them and their significant other.
If your relationship is going through a rough patch, it’s tempting to aim for a completely fresh start, kicking all your bad habits to the curb.
However, when it comes to setting couples’ resolutions, it shouldn’t be seen as an opportunity for total change — rather as a chance to put measures in place to ensure a healthy relationship can grow throughout the year, not just for one night only!
Start by looking back on the past year, and take the time to check in on your relationship health and happiness. What did you succeed at as a couple this year? What relationship goals slipped off the schedule?
Before New Year’s Eve rolls around, take the chance to chat with your partner about all the little things that made you stronger this year, and some of the things you’d wish you’d done better. Taking the time to openly communicate with your partner at the end of the year can help you set the right intentions, coming from a place of mutual authority and understanding.
Instead of picking resolutions out of a hat, use your joint creativity to align on tangible goals that will benefit both parties. These couple resolutions should speak to both of your relationship needs and put your relationship satisfaction in the spotlight.
If you’re struggling to get the conversation started, Paired can help to spark these authentic discussions, and even give you some inspiration on where to start when it comes to your intentions for the New Year.
But, if you’re unsure where to start with your relationship bucket list, we’ve cooked up a few resolutions to get you started!