Healing Activities for Couples
1. Create together;
cook a meal or new dish, re-arrange your furniture -- let the well-spouse
relocate the heavier stuff =), paint a giant poster board any way you're
inspired, grow a plant or a small herb garden, make up a secret and "kinda
krazee" handshake, complete a cross word puzzle or a picture puzzle,
co-write a "where we are now" letter to send to extended family and
friends. Use your imaginations together.
2. Practice deep breathing together for stress relief
(and/or meditate together)
3. Don’t let your bedroom become a “sick
room.” When you wake up, get up and go to another room in your house where
you can rest and recoup. Change into fresh (comfortable) clothes even if
it's a new pair of pajamas or warm-ups.
4. Keep bedroom healthy
with positive messages, happy photos, plants, let sunshine & fresh air in,
play uplifting music for awake time and calming sounds for sleep time.
5. Play! Try simple
board games or cards indoors, draw or paint, make a collage of photos &
images that inspire you to feel happy & heal. Put up a soft, indoor mini
basketball hoop & practice tossing ball from various positions, use your
imagination. Share a computer game that you both like. Visit your local
park on mild weather days for a light picnic or fly a kite!
6. Laugh together;
watch funny shows/movies. Tell jokes. Do silly little dances, whistle,
sing fun songs, recall experiences that make you laugh.
7. Go for walks
together (just get outside). Walk around your house or yard. Sit and watch
the sunset or go out in early night and look at stars.
8. Recycle or give
away something you no longer use. Replace something old or in disrepair
with something new (old shoes, lamp shade, small appliance, books or
magazines you no longer need, etc.,).
9. Exercise together
and encourage one another to eat healthy and be active.
10. Break your
routine occasionally; go for a drive on a scenic road, visit a new exhibit
at a museum during off hours, try a new recipe or restaurant (order "to
go" if you don't feel like eating out. Listen to a new kind of music.
Learn some words & a few phrases in another language and practice saying
these to each other.
11. Do something kind
and show appreciation for one another each day. Buy or make a small gift
(poem, card or note of thanks, small non-toxic scented candle or soap), do
a small chore or errand that your mate normally does, leave a loving
message on your mate's cell phone, etc.
12. Practice loving
touches every day such as; hugs, kisses, gentle pats, light massages,
holding hands, etc.,
"Cry Some. Laugh
More. Pray (& visualize and meditate) Often"