This is a sponsored post by Jovan Musk. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are my own.
I never thought I’d be the girl who plopped down on the couch after a long work week and stared blankly at the TV. I ‘d get caught snoring by my ex. He’d nudge me and whisper, “Stop snoring!” He wanted to reconnect and seduce me, applying a dab of Jovan Musk behind his ears and on his neck, and there I was on the sofa, drooling.
After 4 years together and a toddler running us ragged, we were pooped. Couple that exhaustion with work responsibilities, personal to-do lists, birthday parties, family gatherings, and pop culture’s affinity with staying connected via ‘the Gram, and it’s no wonder we find little time to reconnect. Many of our relationships are flailing because we are failing at true intimacy.
It’s so easy to forget those loving feelings. Luckily, it’s just as easy to lift your relationship off of that comfortable recliner. Here are ways to reconnect in relationships
Take a social media hiatus.
To reconnect, disconnect from social media. Stop obsessing over your feed and likes and start obsessing over yourself and your significant other. It’s easy to spend hours online, scrolling through a newsfeed. It serves as a distraction. So, take a social media hiatus and start experiencing life again! Can’t quit cold turkey or need to be social for work? Take a few hours a week to create and repurpose all your social media content and schedule posts. This will allow you to stop capturing moments and start creating memories.
Trust me, this shift will better your relationship. You will spend more focused time together. You will laugh more, converse more, and enjoy being a family much more. Put down your phone, throw on something cute and sexy, and sprinkle a little Jovan Musk.
Put your phone on Do Not Disturb.
That’s right, that means no one can bother you when you’re connecting with your mate. It’s a necessary evil as statistics show that 42% of American couples are distracted by their phones and that being distracted distances us from our partners. Many of us can’t seem to leave our phones behind. So the next best thing is to schedule a Do Not Disturb alert on your phone during “couple time.” If you have kids, you can even add your sitter’s phone number as an exception in case she or he needs to reach you.
Take a whiff of his favorite scent.
A study shared that our sense of smell helps us connect with our partner as it aids in maintaining an emotional and sexual connection similar to what we felt at the onset of our relationship. So not only does scent help us reminisce, but it also helps us reconnect.
Learn to be present.
Once you truly unplug you can live in the now. Other ways to remain present are through meditation, yoga, breathing exercises and daily self checks. Once a day ask yourself, how am I feeling? Take a deep breathe and allow your body to answer. Your intuition will guide you. Tapping into yourself helps you remain in the present moment in your relationship. That way you can take in the good that comes along.
Now, stop being that girl you said you’d never be! Unplug and shut out the external world of texts, memes and social media. Be present and open up emotionally, if only to remember why you fell in love with your partner in the first place. Reignite your love by recreating that spark in your relationship with scent.