When our relationships are solid, we tend to lead happier, more productive lives. Check out the following helpful tips to help your relationships stand the test of time.
1. Be Totally Present With Others
When other people are speaking to you, hone in on what they are saying and forget about everything else. When we give others our complete attention, they feel heard and important. What better way to show someone you care about them than by making them the focus of your attention? I remember a time when I was going through a very stressful time and I was telling my mom about the situtaion. She was giving me her full attention and this helped me to feel like my problem was not quite so bad.
2. Give Genuine Compliments
When you appreciate something about someone, tell them. Everyone needs a compliment now and again, and these just may make someone’s day. I remember a time I wasn’t feeling particularly good about the way that I looked and an old friend said to me, “you look really great by the way.” Her kind words gave me a confidence boost and I felt lighter emotionally.
3. Emulate Empathy And Compassion
When other people are speaking to you, validate their feelings by putting yourself in their shoes and respecting what they have to say. Don’t judge them or try to make their feelings seem insignificant. Instead, try to come from a place of understanding and kindness.
4. Live With Integrity
When you say you’re going to do something, do it. Let your word count and don’t flake on your loved ones. Know what your values are and live in accordance with them.
Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.
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