Building healthy relationships makes navigating through life and the workplace, a lot easier than just being an island. The essential components of healthy relationships such as communication with intentional listening habits, integrity, reasonable expectations and reciprocity of gratitude, all make for a strong foundation on which to lead by for many years.
Intentional listening by repeating what you heard before responding can help decrease misunderstandings. Delegating personal time by turning off the electronics, and tuning in on the person with whom you're sharing a moment, will drastically reduce communication deficiencies and increase one's feeling of value.
Practicing integrity by keeping commitments, is a crucial element in building trust. It strengthens the security of a lasting bond, and helps one to thrive in life, by knowing their needs and time are valued. Broken trust can be very tough to repair, and often it's never fully restored. Therefore; a relationship built on integrity and excellent communication skills are one of the strongest foundations, all parties involved can achieve.
Well defined expectations are the ebb and flow in all relationships. When expectations are not clear, they are usually not met, and this leads to disappointments. Numerous disappointments could eventually result in loss of confidence and finally parting of the ways. It is always best to discuss expectations in all relationships, to determine which are feasible to accomplish and why others are not. Identifying expectations that are not possible to achieve allows those to either redress this concern at a later time, or seek the help from another trusted source.
Reciprocity of Gratitude:
Gratitude usually determines the latitude of a relationship. Therefore; without reciprocity of gratitude, someone one will always feel less than significant. Always acknowledge one's effort to bring good vibes to the relationship through their thoughtfulness and generosity. You can show people you value their presence in your life, with an Ellee Anthony reusable greeting card system, random 'just because' employee lunch outings, or the slipping of a kind note in the briefcase or gym bag. Whatever you decide, always focus on building healthy relationships.
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