The excitement of the honeymoon phase starts to wear off in a few months or years in most relationships. Gradually, it leaves you to wonder if your partner is getting bored with you or if you are starting to feel the same yourself. Getting ahead of such issues is highly necessary before it gets to a point that’s beyond repair. Here are a few signs that indicate at least one of the couple is bored with their relationship, and the starting steps to rectify the problem.
Initiating the Conversation
A one-sided conversation is a sign that is easy to miss. While you believe that you’re having conversations with your partner, you’re missing the point that every time, you’re the one who is initiating the conversation. In such cases, it’s better to stop opening the conversations and notice if your partner is willing to make the effort. If your partner constantly gets bored and lacks the interest to start a conversation with you, it’s better to talk about it after a few times.
Being on the Phone Always
We tend to get distracted easily when we get bored. Our phones are the one thing we fall back on to get ourselves distracted. So, it should come as no surprise that if your partner is always busy with their cell, even while with you, they might be bored in your relationship. Your partner scrolling on the phone even during personal time like a dinner or movie date, means they’re not present with you at the moment emotionally. Try playing a game instead to make a good start.
Getting Frustrated Easily
All couples get frustrated with their respective partners occasionally. But, when it becomes frequent and for relatively insignificant issues, it’s an alarming sign. According to professional mental health counselors, when we get bored with someone, we generally put up walls, decrease our empathy, and stop being understanding. You can remedy the issue by planning a special activity that could speak to your partner on a deeper level and reignite their interest in you.
Getting Bored Yourself
Oddly enough, if you’re getting bored in your relationship, that could easily indicate that your partner also is feeling the same way. The signs of this may show up in different ways in a particular relationship. Having an honest conversation with your partner regarding the issue is the best remedial start. A couple should make the effort together to assess the cause of their boredom and to find new ways to make their relationship fun and interesting once again.
When you are trying to fit in some exercise, four minutes is enough. Judy Katz, a pediatric occupational therapist in Chicago, is raving about how beneficial and easy FUNtervals can be for children. Developed by Shane Sures, Brendon J. Gurd, and Jasmin Ма, these are four-minute-high-intensity exercises that feature storytelling and rest periods. One FUNterval includes eight 20-second bursts of intensive movement followed by 10 seconds of rest.
Improve Your Focus
They are engaging and fun, but they have also been proven to help kids become more regulated and focused. When children are emotionally dysregulated, they are less in control of their responses to certain stimuli. Katz explains that an adult experiences lots of internal emotional reactions, like finding out that an ex is dating a new person or a colleague has copied their outfit. On the other hand, children don’t always know how to control their emotions so a little movement can surely calm their minds…
Run in Place for 20 Seconds, Rest for 10
Imagine this: You are watching your dog — let’s call him Skip — play when you hear some guy on a skateboard go by. All of a sudden, Skip dashes out of the house to chase him. You have to catch your dog. So, start running in place for 20 seconds and rest for 10.
Lunge Side to Side for 20 Seconds, Rest for 10
You start looking left, right, up, and down for your dog. If the sidewalk is icy, though, you slide all over the place like an ice skater. So, lunge side to side for 20 seconds and rest for 10.
Stretch Your Arms Up and Reach From Side-To-Side for 20 Seconds, Rest for 10
You found your dog, but he’s way up in a tree. So, you have to reach high into the sky — all the way to the tallest branches — to grab him. Stretch your arms up the sky and reach from side to side for 20 seconds, then rest for 10.
Jump in Place for 20 Seconds, Rest for 10
You graze your Skip’s foot, but you can’t grab him. It’s time to jump as high as you can for him. So, jump in place for 20 seconds and rest for 10.
Squat and Stretch for 20 Seconds, and Rest for 10
You finally rescue Skip from the tree. You carry him in your arms, but he’s so heavy that you have to squat to refrain from dropping him. Squat and stretch for 20 seconds and rest for 10.
Walk Heel to Toe for 20 Seconds, Rest for 10
You cross a narrow bridge on the way home and balance your body to walk one foot in front of the other until you cross. Walk heel to toe for 20 seconds and rest for 10.
Jump for 20 Seconds, Rest for 10
You made it back home! Celebrate by doing jumping jacks for 20 seconds and rest for 10.
These fun and simple exercises will undoubtedly help your kid focus more.