It’s nearing the end of the year, the time where everyone seems to take inventory of the year they’ve had and begin making plans and goals for the new year to come. One of the most popular goals relates to fitness. So how does having a romantic partner fit into your goals? Aren’t your goals something you create for yourself only? Sure, but your partner definitely plays an important role. So does your romantic partner help or hinder your goals? Here are ways to enable them to help you instead of hinder you.
CREATING COMMON GOALS
Every person has their own goals to tick off their checklist, but it’s important to create common goals with your partner as well so that you’re always there supporting and motivating each other. Creating common goals will allow you both to push each other or pick one another up if you’ve fallen down. Having similar goals when it comes to fitness and diet is also easier if you’re together a lot – going to dinner, you can both pick and choose the right food that positively affects your health.
ACKNOWLEDGE AND SUPPORT
It’s important that no matter what sort of goal your partner or you have, you need to acknowledge that they have a great sense of motivation and a willingness to be better as well as fully support them with love and assistance wherever they need. The way to acknowledge your partner’s goals is to ask them how they’re going and if they need any outside perspective – it’s great to have a second pair of eyes when doing any sort of project.
BE HONEST BUT RESPECTFUL
If there is a goal that your partner has established that you feel isn’t achievable or realistic, you should be honest. However, instead of flat out saying that they can’t do that, you should tell them that they should give themself more time to achieve the goal or to tweak it a little so it is more realistic. It’s important to be honest in a relationship however it’s vital to show respect as well.
You cannot have all the same goals in life. There needs to be a sense of independence within the relationship so you each have your own space. Having your own personal goals is extremely important for you to grow as a person as well as fulfill any inner desires without being held back in any way.
Goals are an important part of life – they shape the person you are in society, therefore, don’t let any romantic relationship get in the way of this.