Develop Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships

Life is all about relationships. There are relationships with coworkers, classmates, friends, teachers, parents, children, siblings, the hairdresser, or even the banker. Each relationship is different because there are different parameters that define each one. But learning how to relate to each person can enhance our journey through life. Make it a point to develop healthy relationships with everyone.

With each opportunity to be part of a relationship with someone, no matter in what capacity, develop it. I'm sure you are quite familiar with the proverbial "don't burn your bridges behind you". This is something we must all consider carefully. Sometimes we are quick to judge or quick to anger and ruin relationships along the journey of life. We lose our control and our cool and unintentionally jeopardize relationships. You may rationalize "I’ll never see that person again". Wrong! You never know when you may have to cross over those same bridges again.

Even if you disagree with someone, you can still be diplomatic and maintain healthy relationships with them. We are not always going to agree with everyone all the time. And there are times when others may just relate to you with a set of preconceived ideas and judgments. These kinds of relationships can be very stressful and our natural response to these kinds of people is to tell them how you feel. Nevertheless, you never know when you when your paths would cross again in life's journey so the safest way to play the game is to be a diplomat with style and class and learn to walk away gracefully.

In the game of life, you seek to advance and make progress. You have defined goals and ambitions. However, if you do not learn to develop healthy relationships using your people skills, this can be your demise. This one area can sabotage your progress.

As you read this article examine your life. See how you relate to the people you come in contact with each day.

  • Are you quick to judge?
  • Are you too critical?
  • Are you too uptight/rigid?
  • Do you smile and say hello, triggering a smile from someone you don't know?
  • Have you ever considered that someone in a cranky mood may be just having a bad day and you can be the sunshine that can brighten up their day?
  • Did you know you have the power within to make relationships go the way you want them to?
  • Have you tried paying a nice compliment to make someone else feel better?

    If you have learned the art of developing good relationships, continue to work at it. If you have identified behaviors that could potentially sabotage you in developing relationships, seek help to remove these behaviors from your life.

    Learning to develop good relationships enables success in life. No one is perfect yet we expect perfection from others and from every situation we encounter. Be patient in your dealings with others. Remember the golden rule, treat others the way you would like to be treated.

    Once you can cultivate and develop healthy relationships with people, you will be amazed how life flows more smoothly. You will have less stress in your life, people will most often want to assist you, and you will be a happier person. You efforts for achieving you goals will advance more rapidly when you can master the art of developing healthy relationships with your fellowman.

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