I've gotten into Prevention magazine lately and have been enjoying the variety of tips and tricks I've found therein.
So much so, I decided to share three of my recent favourite "words of wisdom" in today's blog.
1. Talk to your spouse like a stranger.
The idea being that we tend to be more attractive to strangers than we are to our significant others, because we're nicer to people we don't know. Apparently conversing with your partner as though you were meeting for the first time, will not only spice things up, it will actually make you feel happier.
I've decided to try this the next time The Man I Married has gas.
Where I would normally rant and rave and wildly spray Lysol in the vicinity of his posterior, I will instead calmly, and with love, exclaim "Aren't you clever!"
And will let you know if it makes me feel any happier.
2. Eat in the presence of a man
According to the good people at McMaster University, women will consume almost twice as many calories when they eat in groups with other women than if they eat alone or with a man.
I'm thinking, though, that when they say "eat with a man," they must mean one of those guys you don't know very well.
The same ones around whom you're trying to make a good first impression.
Because to see me going to town on a rack of ribs in front of my husband would pretty much blow the other theory right out of the water.
However, it does give me pause.
I find myself wondering if treating the Man I Married like a perfect stranger will not only make me feel happier - might it also trim a few inches off my rear end?
Again, I will keep you posted.
3. The next time you're feeling stressed, sniff a lemon.
Researchers have found that a property in lemons called linalool will reduce the activity of stress genes.
Which gives me my final self care strategy for the week: When the husband gets gas, I will keep a lemon on hand to smell prior to treating him like someone I don't know.
And that's the blog!
Happy Monday everyone!!