Living in a happy relationship doesn’t mean that there is no scope for improvement. Also, the relationship doesn’t only mean a relationship with your spouse or your partner. It includes the relationships which surround you, be it in the office, home or your friends.
To build construct your own self-confidence you need to make other people feel valued and important.
Thus, below are few behaviours to improve your relationships with others:
Everyone likes attention. Also, the best way to show someone that you are paying attention to them is by listening to them very carefully. If you start listening to them and asking about things they are talking about they will feel that they are valued. Thus, showing them that they are interesting and you interested in whatever they are saying.
In between two people, acceptance is very important. Accepting the other makes the person feel comfortable around you. Especially when the acceptance is genuine. Thus, increasing the self-esteem of the person and feeling safe in your company.
A simple genuine smile can make anyone happy. It makes you look attractive as well. Hence, when you smile at a person, the person feels valued and feels good from inside. Also, in this process, you raise your own self-esteem as you raise others. Thus, costing you nothing and bringing everyone closer to you.
Gratitude is one of the biggest virtue a person can have. It shows that you respect and appreciate what the other has done. Also, it gives out the message that you value the person and their effort. Hence, increasing their self-worth and self-esteem. Thus, adding a small “thank you” to anyone who is helping you or giving you anything, brings out your positive image and your relationship with everyone around you increases.
Often more than less, we forget to encourage or praise people for their achievements. We overlook what they have done and continue to do our own work. Thus, making them feel not wanted. Hence, it is important to encourage and appreciate people around you. They will feel that they are a part of your life. Thus, improving your relationships with them.
Most of the times we waste our energy on criticizing other people. Hence, we forget to compliment them. Complimenting anyone can raise their self-esteem and boost their confidence. Thus, they will start appreciating you and valuing more in their life which will lead to an improvement in your relationships and your surroundings.
Reach out to them:
Most of the time we spend is on keeping tabs on who called us and who hasn’t. Hence, because of this, we lose out most of our relationships. So, instead of keeping tabs on what your close ones have done for you or haven’t, it is always a better option to reach out to them first. Sometimes, it only takes the first step.
The above-mentioned ways will improve your relationship instantly. People around you will find more attractive and would want to spend more time with you. Thus, helping you to better your relationships. But, if you face constant trouble in any of your relationships, you can always reach out for help. Seeking for help is not something to be afraid of. Hence, if you or someone you know is facing trouble in their relationship then please visit a counsellor immediately.