It can be easy to fall into the same monotonous routine day in and day out.

But it's also easy to break free of the same old routine. Delilah gives a few ideas on what to do to get out of a rut.

When the weather turns, it can be easy to get stuck in rut. It can seem like your days are always the same – wake up, work, chores, and bedtime. Repeat next day. I think this is part of the reason why some relationships get stuck in a rut. You get so used to the norm, it’s hard to break out of that routine and add a little spice and spontaneity into your life. This week, try a few new things to put the twinkle back in your sweetheart’s eye, and do or say some things that may catch him or her by surprise…

Write a short, two-line love note and hide it in his wallet.

Say “thank you” for something you usually just expect to be done, like taking out the trash.

Let your sweetheart sleep in this weekend while you wake up with the kids.

Prepare her coffee or tea in the morning.

Give a compliment out of left field.

Do the dishes, or the laundry, or both!

Bring up a memory you both still laugh about.

Give in without complaint to hanging out with her group of friends for a night.

Let him win Scrabble, for once.

Help your kids do something nice for your spouse.

Do something spontaneous for fun, like piling everyone in the car for an ice cream trip.

How do YOU keep yourself from getting stuck in a rut? Comment below!

Rachel Specht contributed to this post