Have you ever heard someone say, “She’s really let herself go since she got married.” Yikes. Marriage tends to bring comfort. People shouldn’t equate being comfortable with being sloppy with their appearance. It is important to take care of yourself physically, before and after you are married.
Taking care of yourself means taking care of your health as well as putting energy into your appearance. Taking care of yourself is important to the relationship in several ways. First of all, people feel better when they are caring for themselves. And when you feel better, you will likely be a better partner to your spouse. It is hard to feel romantic if you haven’t gotten out of sweatpants in a week.
Taking care of yourself can also keep the spark alive in your relationship. More than likely, while you were dating, you put energy into your appearance. You probably took some effort to look good for a date. However, after being married, how much effort do you put into going somewhere together?
Taking care of yourself requires both short-term and long-term goals. Long-term goals include things that will help you to live a longer, healthier life. Do you get enough sleep? Do you eat a relatively healthy diet? Do you get enough exercise? Taking care of your health is an important way to show respect for yourself.
Short-term goals refer to what you do on a daily basis. Do you put any effort into what you put on for clothing? Do you take time to get ready for a date with your partner? Do you put effort into your appearance when you are in the home?
Life can get busy with work, kids, and responsibilities. Sometimes these things get in the way of caring for yourself. However, it is important to make some time to care for yourself appropriately. Valuing yourself is an important way to show respect for your relationship.