The February chapter in The Happiness Project is all about marriage and loving well. Basically the overall goal is to be a better wife, which is quite impossible to achieve in one month since it's something I'll be working at every day, all day, for the rest of my life. Needless to say, I've had a hard time coming up with measurable goals for this month. Loving Caleb better means I need to be less selfish, more considerate, less demanding, more understanding, more patient, etc. I don't think putting all of these things in a big list and labeling it goals would be very helpful; I already know I need to work on them. Instead I've thought of a just a couple of practical things to do to keep me focused on being a better wife to Caleb.
1. Read The Excellent Wife. My sister recommended this book to me a while ago and it's been sitting on my bookshelf ever since. I'm going to set aside time each day to go through the book, really thinking about the areas that I need to work on in order to be a better wife to Caleb.
2. Frame and hang our wedding vows. I intended to do this right after we got married, but have never done it. We wrote our own vows, and I think hanging them up where we see them all the time is a great way to be reminded of what we promised each other.
How do you work on loving your significant other better?