How to Improve Relationships with Your Friends
Making an enemy is much easier than making a friend. In mathematics, 10 – 1 = 9. In relationships with people, the result of 10 good deeds – 1 mistake can vary. It can be 9, 1, or even -10.
Life is not always easy, especially when dealing with people. And to make it even harder no two people are the same in values, interests and what they consider right and wrong. You need to keep this in mind when you want to foster or maintain any type of relationship. A good relationship can take a lot of time to be realized.
Here are some tips to help you develop successful relationships:
Take Full Responsibility for Yourself
Taking full responsibility for oneself also delivers you to an understanding of others. When you have learned to care for yourself with acceptance, instead of self-judgment, you will feel happier and more confident about yourself.
If you are in the habit of blaming others for your upsets you must stop. Having good self-control is important if you want to improve your relationships Blaming others for our own sadness is ranked as the number one cause of relationship problems. Be aware of your words and actions toward others.
Affection, Love, and Kindness
Would you like to be treated with affection, love, and kindness? The golden rule is treat others as you would like others to treat you!
A good relationship is developed when people treat each other kindly. Even if the one whom you treat with kindness is not giving the same kindness in return, do it anyway. Be the change you want to see in the world, and avoid the thinking of giving just to get.
Furthermore, keep in mind that being kind does not mean being a doormat to people. When you sacrifice yourself in relationships, you have no responsibility to yourself. Keep you dignity and never do anything in a relationship you do not feel comfortable with.
Learning from Oneself and Others
Whenever a problem occurs, view it from the bright side. This moment would be the perfect chance to learn more about yourself and others.
You will learn how to identify a problem from many sides and then create an effective solution.
Exhibit an Attitude of Gratitude
Being grateful for everything you have will make you physically and emotionally healthier in life, especially with your relationships.
Spend more time with your friends. Spending times with your friends, and discussing any potential problems, is one of the ways to overcome those problems.
Don’t take anything too seriously. Be light-hearted and relax whenever you are facing a dilemma. Calmness is necessary in order to find effective and positive solutions to any problem.
Giving to Others
Be generous with those around you, especially with those who need it. We are not alone in this world and many are less fortunate than ourselves. We are able to live in a world where we can have a great positive influence of others, no matter how small.
Sharing with others will also increase your sense of sympathy and empathy.
Realize that your World will Always Change
Good, or bad, nothing lasts forever. By realizing this, you will be better ready to deal with all kinds of obstacles in your life.