Looking to show some extra love to your partner while stuck in isolation?
I think that we can all agree that being stuck inside for a long period of time can definitely do a number on you mentally and physically. and your loved ones. I can honestly say personally that I’ve definitely had to fight the irritability and the stress that quarantine can bring.
That being said, if you are self isolating with your loved one in particular – this time could be exceptionally difficult. They are there for you on your good AND bad days – they are there for it all. Which is the exact reason why taking the time to share with them how much you care can be vital to walking out of this hand in hand.
We care about them, and we want to show them that we love them. It can be hard when stressed out or on the edge BUT I’ve put together a quick and easy list of ideas to help you remind them just how special they are to you. Enjoy!
go on a walk
Sometimes the thing that we’ve all been missing the most is as simple as fresh air. Depending on your isolation rules wherever you are – if the system in place allows you to go outside for walks – I encourage it deeply.
Both of you, take a nice stroll. Breathe in the fresh air and feel the sun on your face. Getting out, holding hands, and just spending some quality one on one time without any distractions can be so underrated.
cook them their favourite breakfast
This is a really fun idea! You know your partner better than anyone. You probably know what they LOVE to eat for breakfast. Whether it be pancakes, french toast, eggs benedict. Whatever! Wake up a little earlier than them and try and sneak off into the kitchen. Nothing is better than waking up to the scent of your favourite breakfast food.
Write your loved one a gratitude list
Now I know what you’re thinking. A letter? But yes!
Imagine this. Sitting in your sweatpants, watching some netflix, feeling kind of just meh – and then someone, not just any someone, but the LOVE of your life walking over to you and handing over a LIST of some reasons why they find you amazing. Make it sweet, make it funny, make it cheekily playful. Whatever you fancy. The fact that you DID it will speak volumes. Most likely will light them up inside and that type of feeling lasts for days!
Offer them a massage
Being kept up inside tends to put some new stress on the body that we haven’t experienced before. Odds are you and your partner are in need of a nice stretch. Take this time to offer them a good massage. I mean, go above and beyond. Crack out the soft tunes, grab some lotion/oil and treat them!
Have a movie night
This is top of the tier. My favourite thing to do for a SO. You never NEED to leave your house to organize and perfect the perfect date night. You just need you, and your love to make the evening perfect.
Take dinner and a movie up a notch. Grab the favourite snacks, grab some blankets and pillows, and you know what to do. Create that relaxation heaven and throw on a movie where you two can snuggle it up for the rest of the night.
Following the lines of movie night, it would be amazing to organize a fun silly night for the two of you. Shake some of that stress off by making each other laugh! Crack out those cards, board games, fun game apps on your phone. Nothing cures the blues faster than making the person you love the most smile.
Ask to join in on the thing that they love to do
I am telling you, this is by far the GREATEST thing you can do for the person that you love.
Do they love working out? Maybe scroll through youtube and find a workout video that you two can do together!
Do they love to play video games? Grab some snacks, grab a controller and jump in!
Do they love to read? Bring them a blanket – grab a book and snuggle in.
Whatever they love to do, they probably would absolutely adore it if you took some interest in it as well.
This tip works best if you ASK them if you can join in. Sometimes people generally like doing what they love to do alone – which in that case, it is TOTALLY okay. Take that opportunity to show that you love them by giving them the space and encouragement they need by doing something else.
At the end of the day, quarantine can be exhausting and stressful and if we aren’t careful, we can unintentionally take out our stress on the ones that we love the most.
We love them, they love us and it’s important to make the people we love the most remember that fact. We want them to feel special, and beautiful, and appreciated because they are!
It’s important during this time to stay optimistic, and look forward to the end of this wave. Remember that this too shall pass and that the person that you love is right by your side through it all.
Sending you so much love during this time in isolation!
I would love to hear some of the ways that you show love to your partner! Comment down below to share!