Peri­od­ic lack of elec­tric­i­ty is the new real­i­ty of Ukraini­ans. How­ev­er, we have already dealt with so many ter­ri­ble prob­lems that we can adjust life now! We are sure that even with­out elec­tric­i­ty you can find some­thing to do and have fun. Ago Chan­fash­ion has pre­pared for you a list of ideas that will help you not only to have fun and pass the time dur­ing black­outs, but also to spend these hours with ben­e­fit for your rela­tion­ship with your loved one.

How best to deal with fan (and unplanned) outages?

Accept the sit­u­a­tion. The first and impor­tant step. Yes, now this is part of our real­i­ty, so we have to adapt to it and try to enjoy life despite any cir­cum­stances.

Plan more flex­i­bly. A rigid and well-thought-out sched­ule no longer works, because black­outs and air alarms do not have a fixed sched­ule. Adapt the plan­ning of your affairs in such a way that most points can be moved depend­ing on the cir­cum­stances. This will reduce the stress and guilt of not being able to stick to tight dead­lines due to events beyond your con­trol.

Pre­pare hous­ing. Stock up on can­dles, charge pow­er banks on time, have a sup­ply of tech­ni­cal water — why are we telling you this? 🙂 We are sure that you have read these manda­to­ry tips in hun­dreds of Telegram chan­nels, so you know the rec­om­men­da­tions bet­ter than we do. We advise you not to neglect these things, because they can make your life much eas­i­er dur­ing this peri­od and reduce the stress of a pow­er out­age.

Devel­op a plan. Con­sid­er with your part­ner and alone what house­hold or work tasks you can do with­out elec­tric­i­ty and water, as well as what you can do in the dark hours. You can pre­pare non-elec­tric items for enter­tain­ment ahead of time: for exam­ple, buy a cross­word puz­zle, puz­zles or a board game. And we will give more ideas for leisure lat­er.

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If the out­age occurred dur­ing the day and in good weath­er, it’s time to go for a walk. Look around for cozy court­yards or parks, walk along new paths, chang­ing the usu­al route. Explore the area, find gen­er­a­tor-pow­ered cof­fee shops, observe the lives of those around you, and just enjoy the air and each oth­er’s com­pa­ny. Walks become much more pleas­ant when you are in no rush.

Romantic dinner

Yes, “res­cu­ing” thawed dumplings with pota­toes is also a roman­tic din­ner, if you light can­dles at the same time 🙂 Pre­pare din­ner togeth­er from prod­ucts that can spoil quick­ly with­out a refrig­er­a­tor, and then enjoy a slow meal with­out YouTube and movies — just talk­ing alone with one

Pair training

Sport gives our body a whole hor­mon­al cock­tail, which will only ben­e­fit your morale. And train­ing in pairs will make warm-up more fun! Do cou­ple yoga, arrange a com­pe­ti­tion to see who can stand the longest in the bar, or try to go for a cou­ple run in the park. After it, you can reward your­self with a win­ning cake 🙂 How­ev­er, when choos­ing an activ­i­ty, pay atten­tion to whether it will be pos­si­ble to take a hot show­er at home in the absence of elec­tric­i­ty.

Collaborative creativity

Co-cre­at­ing any­thing is a pow­er­ful tool for boost­ing any rela­tion­ship, includ­ing a cou­ple. If the pow­er out­age caught you in day­light, and you also had time to pre­pare in advance, you can do some­thing cre­ative togeth­er. Draw a pic­ture togeth­er with your hands with­out using brush­es or try to draw in turn, com­ple­ment­ing each oth­er’s pic­tures. Make a humor­ous appliqué from clip­pings from old mag­a­zines or news­pa­pers. At least orga­nize a fash­ion show, col­lect­ing the strangest bows from the avail­able clothes 🙂 The main thing is to enjoy the process and each oth­er.

Frank conversations

Due to the hus­tle and bus­tle of every­day life and the enor­mous stress of war, we may feel a lack of time for heart-to-heart con­ver­sa­tions. Well, when to talk about feel­ings, if so much needs to be decid­ed here and now? But the lack of elec­tric­i­ty can pro­vide such an oppor­tu­ni­ty, albeit forced.

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If you feel a lack of top­ics or sim­ply do not know where to start, you can use the ques­tion­naire “36 ques­tions to fall in love”. In gen­er­al, it began with an exper­i­ment where two strangers answered these ques­tions togeth­er in turn, and then looked into each oth­er’s eyes for sev­er­al min­utes. The study showed that these ques­tions helped to feel emo­tion­al close­ness and to trust even a stranger, but also for cou­ples who have been togeth­er for a long time, this list will help to become clos­er and deep­en their con­nec­tion. The main thing is to be ready for dia­logue, because some top­ics are quite dif­fi­cult, and to answer hon­est­ly.

Dreams and plans

Now we all live in times of great uncer­tain­ty and destruc­tion of plans. But let’s look at it from the oth­er side: now there is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to clear up old goals and ideas about the future that have become irrel­e­vant, to recon­sid­er your val­ues ​​and dreams about the future life. Talk it over with your loved one, as you now imag­ine a hap­py pic­ture of what will hap­pen after vic­to­ry. Per­haps you have thought about trav­el, career changes or revised your views on a com­fort­able pace of life? Or maybe there was just a wild desire to get a dog 🙂

This year showed by a ter­ri­ble exam­ple that every­thing is pos­si­ble. But it works not only in the direc­tion of neg­a­tiv­i­ty, but also pos­i­tive events and changes, right? Dream togeth­er about new hap­py times that are get­ting clos­er every hour.

Children’s games

Have you giv­en free rein to your inner child for a long time? It’s time to remem­ber what pas­times you enjoyed as a child and recre­ate them now. A tic-tac-toe, a sea bat­tle, hide and seek, even build­ing a hut out of blan­kets and chairs! Var­i­ous board games are also suit­able. How­ev­er, we rec­om­mend that you study the rules in advance, because with­out light it can be prob­lem­at­ic to under­stand the instruc­tions 🙂

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In addi­tion to the obvi­ous fun, such non­sense can have a good effect on the gen­er­al psy­cho­log­i­cal state. Chil­dren’s behav­ior helps the ner­vous sys­tem to release ten­sion and let go of con­trol for a while. Such a bridge to a care­free child­hood will stir up pleas­ant mem­o­ries and lift your mood, and can also lead to con­ver­sa­tions about this pleas­ant stage of life, which will bring you even clos­er to your loved one.

Work on looseness

And now to the adult games 🙂 Com­fort­able dark­ness and the absence of dis­tract­ing elec­tron­ic gad­gets is a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to spend time with each oth­er with­out rush­ing any­where. In such a roman­tic and relaxed atmos­phere, it is much eas­i­er to tune in to inti­mate top­ics to improve your sex life. You can dis­cuss exper­i­ments that you would like to try, or try some of them in prac­tice right away.

You can also pre­pare fans for cou­ples in advance, when there will be a sta­ble con­nec­tion to the Inter­net. Such games can at least enter­tain you and put you in a play­ful mood, and can even bring some­thing new to your inti­mate rela­tion­ships.