The most important relationship you’ll ever have is the one you have with yourself. Relationships with partners, family, friends and colleagues all hinge on the one you develop with yourself.
When your inner relationship suffers, all other connections fall short of being as effective as they could be.
- Feeling undeserving will prevent you from experiencing the joy and happiness you are worthy of.
- Fearfulness keeps you stuck and connected to people and behaviors that create negativity and doubt into your life.
- You may allow others to make decisions for you based on a faulty belief that your ideas and thoughts will be rejected.
A strong foundation of confidence and self-worth are the building blocks to relationship building with yourself and others. And if, on occasion, you feel you don’t deserve goodness and happiness, the feeling is short lived when you are resilient and can bounce back to your true self.
Here are some ways you can spark a resilient relationship:
- Choose to speak up and boldly ask for what you want.
- Cultivate the belief that you deserve happiness, joy, prosperity and abundance in your life.
- Let go of negative, energy draining people and situations.
- Detach your emotional energy from pessimism and the exhausting demands on your time and power.
- Be open to attract more positive interactions and circumstances in your life.
- Replace faulty beliefs about how you are perceived with confidence building affirmations.
- Acknowledge and appreciate your accomplishments without waiting for validation, approval and acceptance from others.
- Establish strong limits around what is acceptable, what you are willing to do and how much you can comfortably give.
And, if you are ready to build a resilient relationships in your life, you may want to start with your FREE copy of Building Strong Boundaries to Create More Breathing Space in Your Hectic Life.
Gladys Anderson helps nurses, teachers, social workers, therapists and other care-giving women to set limits so they have more time, more joy and more energy for self-care.