Your life is nonstop crazy. You have a job, errands to run, food to make, laundry to wash, and a thousand of other daily demands that going out and having a romantic night with your significant other doesn't always make the list. With your hectic life, you might think that it'll be difficult to unwind, but I'm here to tell you that it's possible. Here are 9 ways to set the mood after you've both had a long day.
Sit quietly or lay flat on the floor together and just breathe. Close your eyes and place your hands on your stomach. Inhale for five seconds, hold for five seconds, and exhale for five seconds. This will bring your heart rate and stress level down. Do this until you both feel relaxed and refreshed.
2. Light Candles
There's something about candlelight that just sets the mood. Turn off all of the lights and light your bedroom with only candles. You'll feel the romance in the air.
3. Turn on Sexy Tunes
Create a playlist to play your favorite smooth jams. If you're having trouble thinking of your own, look one up online--there's plenty of great recommendations. Music seriously is the key to the soul and can instantly put you in a romantic mood.
4. Take a Bubble Bath
This is a cliche for a reason. There's nothing like a nice, warm sudsy bath and a massage with the one you love after a crazy, stressful day. Surprise your loved one! Fill up the tub, put in a bath bomb fizzy, surround the tub with candles and flowers, and put your robes nearby.
5. Indulge in Sweets
Fondue is so romantic. Dip strawberries, brownies, and angel food cake into chocolate. Your worries will soon be a thing of the past.
6. Bottoms up
Share a glass of wine or champagne together. If you're not in the mood for alcohol, make up a cup of tea or hot cocoa. Sipping your drink and looking into their eyes is a recipe for romance.
7. Just Talk
Get rid of your electronics and other distractions to just focus on each other. Talk about your goals, what you're grateful for, and what you love about your significant other to connect on a deeper level. If you are long distance, try Skype or FaceTime. Face to face interaction is so important.
Try something new together, like taking a yoga or Pilates class to unwind. You can laugh at how silly you look because both of you will be beginners. Getting your heart pumping and blood flowing and having that connection of a new experience will create a stronger bond.
Cuddle on the couch, watch your favorite movie, and take a walk together. Enjoying your significant other outside your daily stresses will put your mind at ease and help you recharge.
Adjusting your environment and daily routine is necessary for a healthy mind and relationship. These effortless tips will greatly payoff and help you escape the ordinary. What's your favorite thing to do to set the mood after a long day? Comment below!