5 Simple Ways to Make Your Personal Relationships Work Better

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5 Simple Ways to Make Your Personal Relationships Work Better by Mind Map: 5 Simple Ways to Make Your Personal Relationships Work Better

1. Communicate (Lead)

1.1. Don't wait for your partner to break the ice. Why not you?

1.2. When you and your partner don’t see eye-to-eye, take a few deep breaths.

1.3. Then, try and find common ground, as well as a tone that is sensitive to the moment and your emotions.

1.4. Practice empathy and understanding. Lead the communications but also be willing to shut up and listen.

1.5. Let your body language be welcoming and lead with love.

2. Do Nice Things

2.1. Spending money or buying gifts works but genuine, heartfelt actions that require only our time and effort work better.

2.1.1. Examples Open the car door and let your spouse or girlfriend in the vehicle, with a smile on your face Make the PB&J sandwich that gives them a nourishing, homemade lunch that makes their day. Surprise your boss with a huge work deliverable a few days early.

2.2. When you give without expecting anything in return, you become happier and things tend to work out for the best.

3. Show Humility

3.1. Acknowledge fault or responsibility where need be.

3.2. Start putting others first. By your thoughts and actions, live by putting others first.

3.3. Be willing to take the blame and you’ll find amicable relationships.

4. Respect “Alone” Time

4.1. You need that to collect your thoughts and decompress.

4.2. Give yourself time to think about what you need to do, what you want to do and all that matters most to you.

4.3. It helps to regroup and collect your thoughts, so you can then go into conversations and communicate more effectively.

4.4. Ask your partner to respect your alone time, when you feel you need it.

5. Love With All You Got

5.1. Live in the moment, with love in your heart

5.2. Don’t waste time or waste words on things that don’t deserve your attention.

5.3. People are put into our lives for a reason. We’re meant to grow together, learn and add color and value to each other’s lives.

5.4. Your relationships truly define who you are. Invest in them!

5.5. Be caring, compassionate and loving in your thoughts, words and actions. Life is better that way.