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Learn how reading with your partner will increase the intimacy in your relationship.

It's no secret that reading stimulates the brain. But, did you know that there are benefits for your relationship when you read a book with your partner? Studies have found that couples that read together are happier.

Couples that read together have less stress.

Unfortunately, people are more stressed out than they have ever been. This is because you are constantly plugged in. You are on your cell phone, computer, or whatever electronic gadget is nearby. This means that you are always on. 

You aren't a machine. You can't go forever. If you don't stop, eventually you will collapse. Think of your car, what happens if you don't stop for gas or an electrical recharge? Obviously, your car will stop. 

Your brain needs less screen time and more reading time. When you read a book with your partner, it will create a stimulating conversation. That's something that everyone wants.

Here are 10 benefits for couples that read together:

  1. Couples that read together have a more fulfilling relationship. This has been reported by both people in a relationship. This helps create a stimulating conversation, which both people will be interested in.

  2. Couples think more fondly of one another. Reading together helps couples think positively of one another, not only when they are together but when they are apart. This can help couples when they…

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Learn how a self-care plan works better, when you practice it with your partner.

It's easy in our fast paced society to forget about your own self-care. You are busy taking care of everybody else. You have a job and deadlines to meet. This doesn't leave much time for your own self-care plan.

Self-care doesn't have to be difficult. I have found a lot of people feel guilty when they think of self-care. This can come from an old thought pattern. It's time to throw out that old thought pattern, and replace it with a new one.

Learn how self-care can improve your relationship.

I talk about self-care a lot in my practice. When people think of self-care they often think of getting a mani/pedi or a massage. Those are nice things, but self-care is taking care of your mind, body and spirit. It's something that you practice daily. It doesn't have to be difficult.

  • Take ten minutes in the morning and meditate.
  • Make sure you are getting plenty of rest.
  • Eat nutrient rich foods and drink plenty of water.
  • Watch a funny video.
  • Take breaks during the day.
  • Go for a walk. 

Surround yourself with positive people. Start by reviewing the social supports available to you. If necessary, start developing a positive social support system.

Approach each day with purpose. Be productive by outlining daily structure. No task is too small to feel good about. Each step can…

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Learn how having a stress management plan, will help decrease anxiety and depression.

You feel overwhelmed. You feel like there is nothing you can do about the stress in your life. The children won't stop arguing. The bills are piling up. You can't finish the laundry. Will it ever end?

Stress management, now.

You wish there were more hours in the day, but there isn't. This makes you feel like your life is out of control. You don't feel like there is anytime for fun in your life.

After a while, you may start feeling tired and resentful. It seems like everyone else is having fun, why aren't you? This is when it's time to take inventory of your life. You really are driving the bus, here. Back up, and take a look at how you got here.

You actually are in control of your life. This means you can stop saying yes when you mean no. 

Here are 6 tips that will help you reduce stress and feel better:

  1. Connect with others. Friendships are important. As you get older it's easy to let them slip away. Work, family and your house tend to take priority. After a while, friends get lower and lower on the list. Spending quality time with friends, will help make you feel better. It can also decrease anxiety and depression. Keep in mind a good friendship, involves and speaker and a listener.…

Read more: Stress Management: 6 Tips That Will Help You Reduce Stress

Take better care of yourself, today. This will help you and your family.

Having too much stress, can negatively impact your life. Especially your relationship. When you feel overwhelmed, you may start to disconnect. When this happens your partner will begin to feel left out.

Your partner may also feel they have done something wrong. But, in reality you are feeling overwhelmed from the stress in your life. I see this happen a lot. Life takes over and you put everyone else first. If this goes on too long, you will begin to feel burnt out.

Take better care of yourself, today.

Self-care is taking care of your mind, body, and soul. Start by assessing your needs. Next, take action on that assessment. 

Here are 10 self care tips, that will help you in your relationship:

  1. Get organized to help your self care. This means organizing the space you live in. You want to be able to find your keys and wallet easily. You don't want to have a lot of clutter around. You will feel weighed down. When you bring new things in, clear old things out. This is good for your mind.

  2. Let a pet help you with your self care. Your pet will give you unconditional love. Make sure you spend quality time with your pet. Hug your pet and enjoy spending time with your pet. They have actually been known to help with the symptoms of…

Read more: 10 Ways To Take Better Care Of Yourself When You Are In A Relationship

Start your happiness journey today. You can learn how to take better care of yourself.

When you think of self care, you may think of getting a massage or a mani/pedi. That is alright, there is nothing wrong with getting those things. But, what self care means is taking care of your mind, body and soul.

Learning to take time out when you need it, is the core of self care. In today's world everyone is busy. You are driven to work more and do more. If you keep up at this pace, you will end up feeling depleted and empty inside.

Take better care of yourself, now.

Unfortunately, practicing self care isn't always easy. I have found that a lot of people feel guilty when they put themselves first. Even when this means they are exhausted. Which means you are going to burn out. This can lead to many other problems.

This puts both your emotional and physical health at risk. But, it's not until one of those is at risk when people begin to do something. 

Here are 10 tips to help you take better care of yourself:

  1. Exercise daily as part of your self care routine. I see a lot of people neglect this one. Exercise helps you physically and mentally. I think a lot of people know this, but this is the first one you remove from your calendar. If you can't get to the gym…

Read more: 10 Ways To Take Better Care Of Yourself While You Are Single

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