35. Relationships

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Simply Living Healthy – 40 tips in 40 days

Healthy living includes relationships.  Not just the partner/spouse kind but relationships in general.  Your connection to other human beings.

Other people help support us, encourage us and are a reflection of how we identify ourselves.  Are you a doctor? Your patients reflect that.  Are you a mother? Your kids reflect that.  Are you a cashier? Your customers reflect that.

Every interaction you have in a day is a relationship.  They may not be earth shattering and may only last a few seconds, but each one counts.  What is that reflection saying about you?  Are you happy with the way you are treating them? Happy with the responses you are getting?  What you put out into relationships is reflected back to you…sometimes if only in the knowing that you are being true to yourself and the nature you want the world to see.

So take a look at what you are putting into relationships.  Evaluate if you want to make any changes, then do.

Relationships take 100%.  Not 50%/50% like most people think.  Each party in a relationship has to put in 100% for the other person to even want to do the same.  For example, if you are taking to me and I am only half-listening, how much do you want to continue to tell me your story?  Whereas if if I am giving you 100% of my undivided attention, you are more likely to feel that I am engaged with you and are inspired to continue.

What happens if at some point you find you no longer want to be a part of a relationship, or that you don’t feel like you are getting what you want out of it?  Make amends to yourself to either fix it or leave it.

Healthy relationships support you.  And in relationships that appear as though you are supporting others, you are actually supporting yourself and re-enforcing your characteristics (helper, giver, lover, philanthropist, therapist, healer, nurturer etc.).  So really it’s all about you anyway.

So go out and give 100%.  In truth, the person you are giving to is yourself.  Even when you are giving 100% of yourself to ask for help, or love or a hug.

Simply Living Healthy – 40 tips in 40 days

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