Building Healthy Relationships Self-Development For The Soul
Professional or personal success all starts from within. The more you develop, the more you will flourish and excel in all areas of your life.
A core to strengthening our self lies in the kind of relationships we are maintain with those around us. Success is impossible to attain if you can not build relationships with the people around you. For instance in order to build a strong teacher-student relationship, the teacher needs to connect with the pupils by being approachable and understanding. As a coach you need to be able to express yourself as a mentor and simultaneously offer strong support to your mentees.
Always remember that no matter what the dynamic between two people. It should be a give and take relationship. It’s a universal fact that when you give respect, you earn it in return. This is how you lay a strong foundation for any relationship. Which will grow like the spiritual existence of the olive tree.
“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.” – Albert Schweitzer
How Do You Build Healthy Relationships And While You Walk On The Path Self-Development?
Building healthy relationships takes time, so hold on tight and be patient. Some of the methods or advice detailed below might be the most basic, but it works since we are talking about laying a foundation for self-development here.
Follow these simple tips for building healthy relationships.
Focus On One Relationship At A Time
Build relationships one at a time because that will allow you to focus and evolve along with the relationship. It is really easy these days to keep in touch with multiple people at once via social media, email or text messages. What this media platforms lack is the essence of the human connection, enjoying conversation in the presence of others there is no substitute for getting to know a real person. So go out often, meet people and make conversations in the presence of someone rather than sitting alone and trying over some chat room.
Being friendly does not mean one has to go out of their way to impress another. Just a friendly word or smile can make someone’s day. Being warm and inviting is the first step towards displaying a friendly nature, build it and take it further to find something that is common between the two. Be brave and show your true colours it will help you find genuine connections. To make a connection with anyone try to finding common ground. So you have a discussion point to expand on.
When you find a possibility of a blooming relationship, feel free to ask more questions. When you ask people questions, it gives indication that you are interested in getting to know them. It also happens to be one of the easiest ways to engage in a conversation. Because people find it easier to talk about themselves. As humans we are always inclined towards the attention we get. So this is the first step to knowing someone and establishing a deeper bond.
Be attentive and listen as that will help you understand the person you wish to know, and if they reciprocate with the same enthusiasm, it will only strengthen your budding relationship. By asking questions you are slowly and steadily getting to know a person. Not only that but asking questions in general equips you with a better understanding of their personality.
It is probably the most attractive human trait. When you are accepting in nature people tend to loosen up and lower their defences. They find it comforting to talk to you because no one likes to be judged. This does not mean you have to agree with everything they say or do, just try to understand and respect their perspective. In simple words, accept people for what they are, without expecting them to be someone else.
Overcome Your Fear Of Rejection
Fear in general hinders the process of self-development. Rejection may be one of the deadliest fears because it stops you from trying. To be able to overcome any fear or to achieve anything. You must at least try and give it your best shot.
There is rarely anyone who does not suffer from the ill effects of fear. One way to overcome fear of rejection or any other sort of fear is just by simply putting yourself out there again and again, in time you will get used to it. Anyone who is looking forward to building meaningful relationships must be prepared to face rejection. Getting rejected by one does not mean that you will be rejected by everyone. To meet people you must be brave and put yourself out there.
We are all in a race for achieving our goals and often we can be mean or insensitive towards others. This very fact is the reason behind people becoming more shy and suspicious in nature. Be persistent and in time you will see yourself gaining trust of people around you. The more effort you put into relationships the more people will stick around.
The instincts mentioned above will help you to build healthy relationships. The basic qualities mentioned not only strengthen relationships, but also develops your own character. The more you practise the art of being persistent, brave and open, the easier it will become for you to approach people and develop new and exciting relationships.