Staying Committed to Healthy Habits with Your Partner

  • February 2, 2021
  • Ellen Anderson

When it comes to taking care of your health, no matter how much you work toward your goals and get the desired results, it can feel isolating.  When diving into a wellness routine that you commit to daily and take pride in, it can be disheartening when those around you do not share your enthusiasm.

But, if you and your partner engage in the same routine as a couple, you can not only find that you feel less isolated, but that you also get better results in the end.  Couples who maintain healthy habits together typically feel more accountable to hold up their end of the bargain, which means a lower chance of relapsing into unhealthy habits.  Further, the shared enthusiasm between you and your partner can help you take your healthy routines more seriously.

You Can Hold Each Other Accountable

A big reason for engaging in healthy habits along with your partner is accountability.  When two people who share a life together are committed to the same goal, they can encourage each other not to give up, and provide some needed pressure to keep up the routine.  If one person begins to slip, the other will remind them that if they can maintain the routine, so can the other.

You Can See Tangible Results in Each Other

You are more likely to stick with a routine if you see the desired results.  But it can take longer for some to get to those desired results than others.  Maintaining a routine with a partner means you can see results in one another, which can motivate both to keep pushing on.

You Can Balance the Costs

Another bonus of maintaining a routine between a couple is that you can share the costs or cover the expenses when one partner is unable to for whatever reason.  This is especially helpful when it comes to taking something daily, such as CBD or a supplement.  The two of you can split the costs each month, which feels like less of a financial burden on just one person.

You Can Support Each Other

Couples who maintain healthy habits together can support one another.  They can make a concerted effort to make the other person feel confident that they are making the best choices for their long-term health.  And they can lift one another’s spirits as they adjust to potentially huge changes in each other’s day-to-day routines.

You Can Come Up with Shared Goals

A good way for couples to ensure success is to develop shared goals.  For instance, if both parties are trying to lose weight, they can come up with a specific number of pounds they want to lose, which can act as a means for mutually motivating the other.  If they are trying to quit smoking, for instance, they can create a quit day during which they will both have to smoke their last cigarette.

You Can Make Suggestions to One Another

If two partners are trying to achieve the same wellness goals, they can offer suggestions to each other based on their specific experiences.  For instance, if two couples are trying to maintain a cannabidiol routine, one can suggest to the other that they noticed a strong improvement when they upped their daily dosage.

Wellness Practices You Can Enjoy as a Couple

Now, let’s talk about some wellness practices that can be enjoyed together as a couple.  All these habits can be more successful if you are engaging in them alongside your partner.

Dietary Changes

Dietary changes can make powerful impacts on our overall health.  The act of simply cutting out processed sugar, for instance, can result in weight loss, along with a lower risk of diabetes, more energy throughout the day and a more stabilized mood.

Fitness Routines

Couples who work out together are more likely to reach their wellness goals, because they motivate each other to push themselves.  Working out alone can be an isolating experience and make a person more likely to give up before they start seeing a major impact of their efforts.  But, exercising together creates a sense of accountability.  If one party is pushing themselves hard, they expect the other to do so, thus creating an increased sense of motivation.

Mindfulness Practices

Mindfulness practices are great for couples that are feeling stressed or experiencing tension in their bodies.  Yoga and meditation are two examples of practices couples can do together.  Not only do these practices increase a sense of motivation and support, but couples may find that these practices benefit their relationship overall.  For example, there are forms of meditation that can be done as a couple which aim to build a sense of trust and understanding between the two parties, helping to deepen the bonds between one another.

CBD Regimens

If you have been thinking about starting a CBD routine, and are also in a relationship, consider asking your partner to take a daily dose of hemp alongside you.  CBD and other hemp compounds offer widespread usefulness throughout the body and mind, and it is hard to come up with a single circumstance under which it would not be worth trying.  When both couples take cannabidiol together, they are more likely to feel inspired to continue with their daily doses.  And, each party can explore different formulations and delivery methods, and report to one another with the results.

Something to Keep in Mind

Remember that ultimately, everyone’s body is different.  Therefore, the nuances of a particular routine may be different between you and your partner.  For instance, if you are both committed to taking CBD, one person may benefit more from a topical due to a localized issue, while the other may enjoy taking a tincture due to the unique effects of this delivery method.  Do not get so wrapped up in the specifics of the routine, but instead focus on the big picture of positive change.

There is Nothing Wrong with Adding More Health and Wellness as a Couple

The bottom line is that engaging in a healthy practice with another person can increase the chances of success in a multitude of ways.  Whether it is changing up your diet or adding CBD to your daily routine, you are more likely to get the results that you want when your partner is maintaining a routine right there beside you.  Therefore, if you want to take your results to a new level, ask your significant other to join.