Thank you so much for your interest in The Insight, by Sheba. I hope you enjoyed this week’s blogs about “Trust.”
Next week’s topic will be “Gossip”
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- Trust is an integral part of developing healthy, fulfilling relationships and it requires time to grow and build. To maintain balance within the relationship, be sure to put forth the same effort you expect from your partner, and make your expectations and boundaries clear when it comes to trust. Build positive relationships that are worth keeping from the ground up with trust as your foundation.
- Even when we don’t realize it, our minds are working hard to protect us and keep us moving. Trust your mind to take the right measures and messages to keep you safe, and help you grow physically and mentally. Our minds enable us to do things we may never have thought possible, like restoring the trust that was once lost.
- Each of Erikson’s stages of identity development rely on relationships. We begin developing our identity based on trust in our earliest relationships. The significance of trust in our lives does not diminish as we grow older, but rather helps us process through the remaining developmental stages of identity in life and becomes an integral part of our self as we age.
- Deciding to place your trust in someone who had broken it in the past is a difficult, but not impossible endeavor. Anyone can change if they want to. It’s up to you to believe that they have enough resilience to take the risk. Depending on your understanding of the situation, your perception of the person, and their desire to make amends, you may decide to offer a second chance. But if you do, make sure you don’t listen to anyone else’s opinion because it’s you that has decided to take a chance, not them.
The Insight: Trust is fragile and precious. We tend to give it freely, but take it back once threatened. Your ability to discern trustworthiness in others, understand the factors that influence your decisions and willingness to forgive enables you to focus on the future. Holding grudges for wounds of the past is never healthy. Be forgiving, but cautious. Surround yourself with positive, trustworthy people.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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