Posted By: Niki Payne Date: 02-25-2016 Comments: 0
Did you know that relationships are actually a vital component to your health and well-being? According to various medical studies, people who have healthy relationships and a strong social network tend to live longer, respond better to stress, and have stronger immune systems.
In light of how important relationships are to our health for singles and couples alike, I’d like to share with you a few ways to make your relationships stronger.
1. Listen and pay more attention to others.
One way to strengthen the bonds of your everyday relationships is to listen more. I hate to break it to you, but today isn’t about you; it’s about other people–the people in your life you want to keep around for the long haul as a long-term romantic relationship or a life-long friendship. Make it a point to learn one new thing about your friends that you didn’t know before.
2. Reach out to people from your past.
Make it a point to reach out to people from your past who you may have lost touch with. It’s true that proximity plays a huge role in relationships, but don’t let the distance keep you from maintaining that relationship. Let your favorite people from your past know that you still think of them from time to time by giving them a call today, or sending them a quick email or message and sharing with them one of your favorite memories with them.
3. Acknowledge your favorite couple(s).
Instead of focusing on your lack of a relationship, redirect your attention to one of your favorite couples and acknowledge your favorite thing about their relationship. By focusing on positive healthy relationships that work, you are creating an energy within yourself that promotes healthier relationships all around you.
Don’t wait until Valentine’s Day rolls around to show yourself some much-needed and well-deserved love. Get your own needs to self-love validated by calling up your favorite friend, or someone you haven’t seen in a long while, and make an effort to re-connect. Focus on making your existing relationship stronger so that it will survive the test of time and bring more love into your life from all sorts of direction as a result.