Austin and I have take many hikes on trails together and with our family. I think it makes for an awesome daytime date. I invited Jennifer Dawson back to give us her reasons to take a hike for your next day out with your spouse.
Here’s what she has to say-
With so many distractions, commitments, and work obligations, we can be bogged down by the things that life throws us. This leaves very little free time for us to spend with our loved ones.
However, once in a while, you should detach yourself from the hustle and bustle of your life and ditch all of the devices that connect you to such a busy world. Embrace nature, and take a hike with your loved one to gain some of these amazing benefits and help re-build your relationship.
Spend Uninterrupted Time Together
In the great outdoors, you have nothing to rely on except each other. This means that the two of you must motivate each other to get through the hike. It also means that you have a lot of uninterrupted free time, with very few distractions. This can help you to interact and engage in meaningful conversations with your partner. It may be just what you need to sort through your relationship problems.
Bond Through Activities
It’s true what they say about couples who exercise together tend to stay together. When you exercise, you release endorphins which are chemicals that reduce stress and promote happiness. This creates a warm and positive environment for you and your partner to get along and work to strengthen your relationship. If there’s no longer a chemical spark between the two of you, why not go hiking and create a scientific one?
Save Money on Your Date
The number one reason why couples fight is money. How to manage your finances and keep your life afloat may be the reason why you fight. To resolve the problem, you and your loved one probably cut back on some of your romantic date nights. However, hiking is a free activity that you can do anytime and anywhere. You can bring back your date nights, without having to pay a single penny.
Ways to Make Your Hike Romantic
Although hiking is free, it doesn’t have to be unromantic. Instead of just a regular hike, why not set up a surprise picnic for the two of you? You can bring an outdoor blanket and set up a cozy spot, overlooking a romantic view.
If you’re really feeling romantic, go on the hike before hand and set up a cute “I love you” message with stones. The brain finds unexpected pleasures more rewarding than planned ones, so it can help stimulate emotional centers to bring you both closer together.
You shouldn’t give up on your relationship so easily. Instead, plan simple activities like hiking to rekindle the spark and bring you both closer to nature and closer to each other.
Keelie is a mother of three amazing boys and married to her high school sweetheart, Austin. She spends her days running R5 Website Management, taking care of the home, and investing in her children. In her spare time, she loves to encourage married couples to grow deeper in their relationship and find joy in their marriage.