Thank you so much for your interest in The Insight, by Sheba. I hope you enjoyed this week’s blogs about “Relationships.”
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- Building resilience in relationships begins with strengthening resilience in yourself. It takes a conscious, daily effort to recognize and reward yourself for personal growth and feel confident with who you are today. Only after you have learned to acknowledge your own strengths will you be able to recognize the strengths in others and put forth the effort to make a valuable relationship work.
- Putting your best self forward and caring for others requires that we replenish personal resilience. After all, replenishing resilience is one of the easiest ways to satisfy our most basic human needs.
- We can learn so much from others if we take the time to listen. It is hard to tune out interruptions and learn to quiet ourselves but doing so allows us to focus our attention. Consider the conversations you share with others as opportunities for personal development and relationship growth. If you ever think to yourself “I can’t,” and need motivation, hearing about someone’s struggles, empathizing with that person and recognizing the tremendous courage they exhibited to succeed may inspire you if you listen.
- Learning how to express our emotions is healthier than projecting an image of strength when we are vulnerable or of fearlessness when we are scared, but it takes time to develop that skill. If you have trouble understanding and clarifying your emotions, write down your experience with a given situation and separate yourself from the emotion to better understand your feelings. Being resilient and emotionally flexible are not always talents, but they are personal goals to strive toward.
The Insight— From early on, we’ve been told that “relationships take hard work and commitment,” but did you ever think that commitment to a relationship meant that we need to be committed to developing and putting our best selves forward? As individuals, we need to be resilient to handle the ups and downs of relationships. We cannot support and encourage another person if we cannot support and encourage ourselves. Build resilience within yourself to develop your best self, then work toward building up others in your relationships.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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