Finding a hobby as an adult normally goes one of two ways: you either have a life-long hobby that you've stuck with, or you can't seem to find anything that lasts. Even so, finding time for hobbies can be difficult when life, work, and family are all competing for your attention.
And what about finding enjoyable hobbies for couples? That can be even more challenging. You must not only make time for an activity that you will enjoy doing week after week and month after month, but you must also find an activity that both of you will enjoy doing together. Reading is an excellent example of a hobby that you and your partner can enjoy separately but not necessarily want to pursue together—perhaps you prefer different genres or read at different speeds.
This is why it’s sometimes best to pursue a hobby that’s something totally and utterly different to both of you. That way, if there’s a learning curve, it exists for both of you and you can learn together rather than feeling left out at some given stage. “Fun hobbies to do together should challenge each person's growth and encourage their relationship to develop in more expansive and deeper ways,” says Coltrane Lord, a conscious relationships expert. “Learning something different together and participating in new hobbies is a perfect way to stoke more excitement and strengthen ties."
There are 12 fun hobbies to do with your partner mentioned below.
Volunteering together can be beneficial for a variety of purposes. It can, for starters, compel you and your partner to talk about which causes are most important to you. Second, a common experience will bring the two of you closer together. Finally, and most importantly, it will help those in your group who are in need. It also doesn't have to be tedious. You can walk dogs at a local shelter if you both enjoy animals. You could volunteer to teach free art classes to local students if you're both interested in art.
Lord explains, “Volunteering for the common good for an organization that appeals to both of you is soul-satisfying.” “You will share a sense of service that not only benefits others but also allows you to express appreciation and compassion.”
And if you and your partner both enjoy working out, you are unlikely to do so every day. Perhaps your partner enjoys running while you enjoy spinning or weightlifting. In this situation, turning this enjoyment of physical activity into a fresh, mutual hobby is a fantastic idea. Consider golfing, sailing, hiking, tennis, biking, or some other new activity for you and your partner.
“Physical exercise boosts endorphins, so you're more likely to relieve tension from the physical activity you want rather than from each other,” Lord says.
Finding time to be creative can be challenging for those of us who aren't trained artists but still enjoy painting, drawing, or doodle in our spare time. In our busy lives, most of us don't have time for arts and crafts, but it's easier to find time for them if it's a hobby you share with your partner. It's also possible that the experience would be more beneficial to your relationship than you know.
Painting, sculpting, photography, learning to play music, or reading poetry to each other is sexy and adds variety to your life, according to Lord. “You can play the role of muses for each other and see what kind of masterpieces you can create.”
The suggestion of meditating with your partner is likely to elicit one of two responses: “Well, that sounds like a relaxing hobby!” and “Well, that sounds like a relaxing hobby!” or “How is that going to be enjoyable?” According to Lord, however, the practice may have a greater effect than you would expect. “Not only can this practice alleviate tension and promote inner harmony, but you will also bond spiritually,” Lord says.
Once a week, you could try meditation, yoga, and tea drinking together. Even if it isn't the most thrilling thing on paper, a hobby that improves your mental health is always a win.
5.Keeping a journal
Journaling as a couple can be a rewarding pleasure that you can enjoy for several years. Perhaps you and your partner will sit down once a week with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee and write one page about your lives together in the previous week. Perhaps you shared a significant anniversary or reached a major life milestone together. Maybe you and your friends overcame a challenge or went on a fun trip together. Whatever you and your partner are going through, making a habit of writing it down every week is a great way to stay connected and reflective about your life together. Plus, you'll have a unique keepsake to cherish for years to come.
6.Travel (Even Just In Your Own Neighborhood!)
Traveling today looks a lot different than it used to, but your relationship's priority for exploration and new experiences doesn't have to change. If you make it a point to do so, you'll probably find that there are still parts of your city, town, or state that you can explore.
“Experiencing new places and learning new things adds depth and texture to your life and relationship,” Lord says. “The challenges help you develop as a couple, while the variety makes you evolve.
Make it a point to visit a new neighborhood in your city once a month, or take a short road trip to a nearby tourist attraction every now and then. You'll gain a better understanding of your neighborhood and, more importantly, each other.
Regardless of who in your relationship is the better chef, learning a new form of cooking together can be both daunting and satisfying. Perhaps you should both learn to bake at the same time, or you could concentrate on a cuisine that neither of you is familiar with. You might be able to learn more about wine or take professional mixology classes.
Lord emphasizes why cooking and eating together can be such a bonding experience, saying, "Food feels like home, and you get to nourish each other's bodies with delicious and aromatic food."
Another thought? Make it a game, says Nicole Moore, a celebrity relationship expert. Moore suggests starting a weekly hobby in which you and your partner compete in a cook-off challenge. “Choose a recipe and prepare it along with your partner. The winner gets to eat the most dessert bites! ”
Dance is a perfect hobby for couples because it incorporates imagination, physical activity, intimacy, and fun. It can get you up and going, get you together together (literally), and introduce you to new music or cultures. “Make dancing a habit,” Lord advises. “Movement, imagination, music, and laughter are all beneficial to one's health.”
Moore agrees with Lord, adding that it's now possible to take dance lessons together without ever leaving the house. “Find a beginners Salsa or swing dancing class on YouTube and have fun posing like a goofball with your partner,” Moore suggests.
It's priceless to have a hobby that you and your partner can return to at any time, anywhere, and at any stage of your relationship or life. Crossword puzzles can seem to be tedious, but they are something you will do with your partner for the rest of your life—on flights, road trips, before bed, over dinner, in waiting rooms, and so on. It can also be a refreshing challenge for both of you to use your brain in a new and challenging way.
According to matchmaker Bonnie Winston, if you haven't considered fishing as a sport before, now is a good time to do so. “This is a simple hobby that couples can enjoy together and is also a great bonding activity. Fresh air, a bright blue sky, and a rustic setting are sure to spark romance. The fishing equipment can be purchased or rented,” Winston says, citing the fly-fishing film A River Runs Through It as inspiration. “Cook the trout meal together after your fishing trip and enjoy it in your cabin in the woods by the fire.” Isn't it surprising how romantic it sounds?
Gardening is a perfect way to bond with your partner and enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labor for weeks to come, whether you have a large outdoor area or a small patio. You can grow herbs on a windowsill or go all out for spring by creating a raised garden bed in your backyard and filling it with tomato plants and other goodies.
12.Learning a new Language
Learning a new language from the ground up with your partner can be a truly unique experience. What else would you both say you've learned together from the ground up? You can also set a goal for yourself, such as learning French in two years and then celebrating with a week at a beautiful French chateau.
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