Valentine’s Day means so much more than lavish gifts and roses. It’s an opportunity to show your partner what they mean to you and takes real work and focus to allow relationships to grow. Here are some ideas for getting closer with your partner this season at Miraval Resorts.
#1 Be Present
One way to connect to those you love is to be present – over and over and over again! Being present means fully engaging in what is being shared between you in that moment – truly paying attention to the thoughts, feelings, and actions you are experiencing together.
Info: Start your morning with an invigorating nature hike that gives you dedicated time to simply enjoy each other’s company. Leave your digital devices in their sleeping bags so that you are free from distractions. Breathe in the fresh air and let open conversation take you wherever you are meant to go.
Whether your partner is talking about everyday logistics, deeply held thoughts and feelings, or trying to resolve conflict or voice disagreement, the key skill to focus on is true listening. True listening means paying attention, but also taking in what the other person is saying without interpretation, assumptions, or defensiveness. It means that you can hear what they are saying without making an immediate judgment. Willingness to truly listen not only fosters a good connection, it also increases and improves accuracy and honesty in your communications.
Info: Miraval offers individuals and couples the opportunity to acquire new tools to cultivate healthy relationships. Bring Miraval home with you and improve your relationship with yourself and others.
#3 Have Fun
Sharing excitement and laughter is critical in keeping relationships feeling fresh and alive. Find the fun in trying out new things or participating in a favorite shared activity. Engaging in joyful and playful experiences on a regular basis is essential to supporting love and stability in any relationship.
Info: Miraval’s Outdoor Challenge Course is the perfect place to get out of your comfort zone and try something new. We specialize in opportunities to help our guests work on communication, trust, and cooperation – and they have fun doing it!
Share your journey with us at @miravalresorts and use #miravalmoments .
We would love to hear what activities you and your loved ones are excited to experience together.
Featured Photo: Brianna Gomez