A 30-day challenge is a month-long series of activities for couples to do together. If you feel like you’re in a rut, are spending less time together because of your busy schedules, or aren’t making the effort you used to, these activities can help get your relationship back on track. Take a look at 30 30-day challenges for couples!
7 Reasons to Try a 30-Day Challenge
- Build a stronger relationship
- Feel more mentally and physically attracted to one another
- Spice up your relationship
- Improve your communication
- Spend more time together
- Feel more confident and secure in your relationship
- Be open about how you’re feeling and what you want, and understand what your partner wants
30 30-Day Challenges for Couples
1. Share a Cup of Coffee on the Patio
Starting your morning together can set you up for a great day ahead. Leave your phones inside and relax out on the patio, taking some time to chat just the two of you before the busy day begins. Spending quality time together is such a wonderful practice and will ensure you start your day feeling connected to one another.
2. Discover Your Love Languages Together
Knowing each other’s love language is an excellent way to build a stronger relationship. The five love languages are: words of affirmation, acts of service, gifts, quality time and physical touch. They’re different ways of expressing and receiving love and there are quizzes you can do or you can simply talk to each other about which of the languages you most enjoy receiving.
3. Send a Text Complimenting One Another
Sometime throughout the day, send a text to one another dropping a sweet compliment. These little gestures can make a huge difference and are sure to brighten both of your days.
4. Make a Couple’s Bucket List
Sit down and dream up all the things you want to do together. Create a bucket list to check off over the next year.
5. Cook or Bake Together
Spending time in the kitchen together can really bond you. It can be fun and flirty and just a really good time. Choose a recipe to make for dinner together or if one of you really isn’t into cooking, whip up a batch of brownies or cookies. You’ll get quality time together, plus you’ll get to enjoy your yummy creation afterward.
6. Volunteer Together
You’ll get to spend time together and you’re giving back. Choose a cause that’s important to both of you and volunteer your time.
7. Try a New Workout
Do you usually workout separately? Try a new workout class together or go for a run, play a game of tennis or head to the squash court. Working out together will boost your endorphins and depending on the activity, offer a healthy dose of competition.
8. Make a Playlist and Go on a Long Drive
Long drives are super therapeutic. Choose a restaurant that’s far away or head to wine country for a tasting. Curate a playlist with all your favourite songs and enjoy the uninterrupted time together.
9. Have a Relationship Check-In
It’s important to have a relationship check-in from time to time. This is where you can address any underlying issues, capitalize on what’s working and plan your future together. This is an important thing to do to keep your relationship strong.
10. Thank Your Partner
It’s as simple as that. Tell your partner about something you’re grateful for that they’ve done for you.
11. Take a Long Walk
Taking a walk together allows you to disconnect from your devices and busy schedules and solely focus on each other. Grab a cup of coffee and walk around your neighbourhood, chatting, laughing and enjoying each other’s company.
12. Send a Flirty Text
If your texts usually consist of making plans and small daily updates, switch things up with a flirty text that will make them smile at work.
13. Rewatch One of Your Favourite Movies
Do you have certain movies you absolutely love to watch together? Dim the lights, order takeout and cuddle up together on the couch to watch it.
14. Go On a Fancy Date Night
When’s the last time you got all dressed up and went out on a date? If you’ve been in a relationship for years, it may have been a while. Pick a restaurant you both love and have a romantic dinner out on the town. You could even go to a show afterwards to keep the night going!
15. Make Your Partner Breakfast In Bed
Who doesn’t love breakfast in bed? Whip up your partner’s favourite breakfast foods, make a pot of coffee and indulge in the morning together.
16. Give Each Other Massages
Relax and unwind with a soothing massage. Do this on different nights so that the one receiving the massage can fully bliss out.
17. Leave a Note for Each Other
Whether it’s left on the mirror, in their work bag or on the door for them to see before they leave, write a little note for each other to start your day right. It could be a compliment, something romantic or even a cheesy pick up line.
18. Plan a Trip Together
Whether it’s a weekend staycation or a two-week Eurotrip, sit down and plan a trip together. Create your dream itinerary of places you want to eat, things you want to see and activities you want to do.
19. Read the Same Book
Choose a book you’re both interested in and read it at the same time. You can have a couple’s book club and discuss your thoughts at different points throughout the book.
20. Run Errands Together
Go grocery shopping, stop at the drugstore or drop off packages together. Errands aren’t always fun, but they’re better with company.
21. Call Each Other From Work
Do you often go the day without talking to your partner on the phone while they’re at work? Call each other at lunchtime to talk about your day and say I love you. This quick check in is important and will let your partner know you’re thinking of them.
22. Go Through Old Photos
Maybe you’re married and want to look through your wedding photos together, or perhaps you want to reminisce over a vacation or the beginning of your relationship. Going through old photos can hit a refresh button and fill you with happy memories.
23. Make a List of Your Partner’s Favourite Qualities
This will remind you why you fell in love with them and let them know why they’re so special to you. It’s a great boost of confidence!
24. Picnic in the Park
On a nice sunny day, head to the park for a picnic. Bring your favourite foods, snacks and bevvies and enjoy a day outside.
25. Ask What They Need From You
Ask your partner what they need from you today. It’s important to know how you can help them out and support them, big or small.
26. Unplug for a Night
Unplug from all your devices- yes, even your TV and spend quality time together. You could do a puzzle, play a game of cards or have a board game night.
27. Get Adventurous in the Bedroom
Try something you’ve never tried before! Keep it fun and remember, open communication, boundaries and satisfaction are key.
28. Make a Late Night Treat Run
Being out at night is always so lovely. Take a walk to your favourite ice cream shop, head to a diner for milkshakes or pick up your favourite candies from the corner store to enjoy together.
29. Go on a Double Date
Head on a date with one of your favourite couple friends. This is a fun way to socialize together and get you out of the house!
30. Ask How You Can Be a Better Partner
Communication is so important and understanding how you can be the best partner for your SO can change the game in your relationship. When you both understand what the other needs, there’s nowhere to go but up!
It’s normal to hit ruts in your relationship. Try these 30 day challenge ideas to feel more confident, happy and secure with your SO!
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