If you want to feel more connected to your partner, it’s time to put gratitude on the calendar. You're probably thinking, “Hello, gratitude isn't an activity you just 'put' on your G-cal." Technically, that's correct, butthere's more to it than meets the eye. Gratitude can also be an attitude, and consciously practicing it can help you create a cycle of positivity in how you look at life. Planning dates that’ll make you feel grateful for your relationship is a great way to dial up the appreciation you and your partner have for each other. As Ora Nadrich, a thought coach and mindfulness meditation teacher previously told Elite Daily, practicing gratitude can improve your relationship and help you avoid getting into a rut, which is why regularly going on dates that emphasize this gratitude can be so important. "Practicing gratitude is helpful in a relationship because it keeps you in appreciation of one another, and not likely to fall into the trap of taking each other for granted, which is common after time in a relationship," she said. "It also maintains respect and mutual admiration, which are important to keep fresh and constant."
One great way to put that advice into practice is by planning special activities that remind you of why you and your partner chose each other, and continue to every day. If that sounds like something you could use a little (or a lot) more of in your life, then fire up your shared G-Cal, because here are some ideas to get you started.