5 Ideas for a Mindful Valentine's Date Night at Home
Valentine’s Day can often be a day with many expectations to live up to. We may feel we need to offer big, romantic gestures and gifts to keep the spark alive, or perhaps after many years of being together, the novelty of Valentine’s Day has just worn off.
But with most of us likely to be at home this year, with no option to go out, it’s a great opportunity to take a step back, spend some quality time with your partner and celebrate Valentine’s Day in a more mindful and authentic way.
That’s why we’ve got some great ideas for you of mindful date night activities you can do at home as a couple this Valentine’s Day.
1. Cook Together
Cooking can be a therapeutic activity; spending time in the kitchen together cooking a romantic Valentine’s meal that you both like can be a great way to bond with each other and relax at the same time. The effort you’ve put in will mean you’ll appreciate the meal so much more than sitting in a crowded, expensive restaurant.
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If you’re currently separated from your loved one due to the pandemic, why not try each cooking the same meal and sitting down to dinner over Zoom, to give you a sense of connection while you’re away from each other.
2. Enjoy a Pamper Date Night at Home
Self-care and looking after yourself and your loved ones is more important now then ever before, given everything that’s going on in the world.
A romantic spa evening date night this Valentine's Day is the perfect way to relax, de-stress and enjoy some quality time with your partner. We've made it easy for you with our 'Mindful Date Night In' Couple's Gift Box.
With organic chocolates, a romantic candle, organic bath bombs, natural massage oil, and couple's conversation cards, this romantic date night experience will have you connecting with each other in a meaningful way.
Light the candle, put on some soothing music, and run a romantic bath with the organic bath bombs & rose petals. End the evening by giving each other a relaxing massage with the natural massage oil and transport each other into a state of bliss!
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3. Practice Mindful Communication
Often, daily routine can take over and we don’t spend as much time as we used to talking to or actively and mindfully listening to each other.
It’s quite common after a long day of work to both slump in front of the TV and zone out; you’re physically with each other but your mind can be a million miles away, distracted by your stream of thoughts.
This year, give your partner the gift of your full, undivided attention. Put away your phone and other distractions, and take the time to connect, talk and truly listen.
“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”
-Thich Nhat Hanh
4. Have a couple's meditation session
Often when we think of meditation, it’s considered to be a solo activity. But in fact, couple’s meditation can help to strengthen your relationship with your partner and can be a calming activity to do together on Valentine’s Day.
Practicing meditation and breathing together can help to create calm, reduce conflict and increase the sense of connection between you both. As you become more tuned into each other, this can in turn help with trust, understanding and empathy.
5. Remember to love yourself and your friends!
Valentine’s Day can often be a difficult day if you’re single or apart from your loved one.
But remember that Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be exclusively for couples. It’s about celebrating all types of love; whether that’s self-love, or love for your friends and family.
If you’re single or unable to be with your loved one this Valentine’s Day, take time to pamper yourself and give yourself the love and attention that you deserve. Consider having a spa evening at home, cooking your favourite meal or gifting yourself something nice – because you deserve it!
Kindness also goes a long way, so reach out to your friends and family and tell them how much you love and appreciate them. Our 'Galentine's Luxury Friendship Gift Box is a perfect way to send some love to your friends this Valentine's Day.
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Let us know what your plans are this Valentine's Day in the comments!