Congratulations! You’re married! After the craziness of the wedding and relaxing on your honeymoon, you’ll again settle into dull, everyday life. You know the routine: wake up, go to the office, cook dinner, feed the dog, catch up on household chores and hobbies. The list goes on and on. But what about your new spouse? If you’re newly living together or even if you were doing that before you were married, your time immediately post-wedding is crucial for developing a new pattern that includes your spouse.

You need to incorporate your special person into your activities. Here is a list of a few ways to establish a new routine with your spouse:

Cook dinner together.

You both eat dinner, right? Why not prepare it helping one another out? Or both of you can cook the other’s favorite dish one evening. It’s a fun way to mix it up, spoil your new spouse, and get to know even more of their likes.

Have a weekly date night.

It doesn’t have to be a super expensive outing or one you have to spend money for at all! Go out to a simple dinner, make a fort and watch a movie, or go to the park for a picnic! Just spend time together talking about your relationship, your goals, and have “us” time.

Go on walks together.

Walking is a good way to both get some exercise and chitchat about both of your days. Including your spouse in such a simple, regular activity is important! Plus, burn a few calories while you’re at it!

With these simple tips, hopefully transitioning from single life into happy wedded bliss will be a bit simpler. Good luck to you and your partner as you embark on this next phase of your lives.