I’ve already told you to stop sitting. So it probably won’t surprise you when I suggest you forgo sitting for a movie this year with your sweet heart. And I know I can’t be the only one who isn’t recovered from the winter holiday sugar overload yet. I am still cringing at the thoughts of sweets, so don’t expect any suggestions of chocolates either.
Go climb a wall. Literally, go find a climbing wall (preferably an indoor one) and don’t leave till you and your partner reach the top. I love this one because you can build trust and muscles at the same time if you go up one at a time. And everyone likes 15 minutes of encouragement and cheerleading from a loved one.
Check the local county/state parks. There are a couple of different parks near me that are offering evening adult only walks. One is promising snow shoes through the woods if it’s deep enough on Saturday. These types of events are super cheap which fits in well with our new years goals. Plus, the exercise releases a lot of endorphins, adrenaline, serotonin, and dopamine. These chemicals work together to make you feel good. Goooood. 😉
Go dancing! A nice bit of dancing can really help a couple feel in sync. Physical syncing on the dance floor can lead to that state emotionally too. Music is a great relaxer. Bonus, when you find yourselves in sync at the end of the date you’re also nice and warmed up and relaxed.
Go to the shooting range. Get in some hand gun practice or try a few shots with something larger. (Not so large that either of you go home sore. Unless your goal is to get in a bunch of shoulder rubs later.) The smell of guns, the sound of them and the sharp staccato force of them make me smile every time. That’s not weird, right?
I suppose some of you are iced in. Or maybe eating by candle light because your power is out. That can be relaxing too. Maybe try to fit in some intentionally long cuddles. Or time in front of the fire, (or propane heater.) Work with what you’ve got. Shout out in the comments if you’ve got something great planned!
– Calamity Jane