Relationships can be one of the greatest sources of joy in our lives. After all the love, affection and unconditional support that healthy relationships carry cannot be compared to any material object or gain in the world. However, if not handled appropriately, relationships can also be a source of great dissatisfaction and misery in our lives. Strong bonds and meaningful relationships play a big role in helping us maintain a good vibration, thereby helping us attain our goals more joyfully. This is because relationships keep us grounded, peaceful, happy and inspired to pursue our goals and live our best life.
Here are some powerful keys to successful relationships that will help you create more fulfilling connections with your life partner, friends, family members and anyone in your life. In turn, you will see that achieving happiness in this area of your life will bring you success in all other areas of your life too.
1. Be your Authentic self in a relationship
The first key to strong, happy and fulfilling relationships is committing to being who you are and expressing your authentic, real self. Most people put on masks and have different personalities depending on the people they are with and the situations they find themselves in. They become someone they are not, in order to be accepted, liked or even loved. This will not work in the long run and eventually other people will find out the real you. Instead if you be yourself, you can really develop some amazing bonds with people who value you for who you are. Besides, when you are being yourself, you have no pretence. You are relaxed, easy and in the flow which will allow you to develop more meaningful connections and lasting relationships. Remember, when you are happy and being true to yourself, you can more easily make others happy too.
2. Share your feelings
If there is something about another person you dislike, then take the courage to talk to them about it. If you keep the anger or resentment within you, it will only harm your relationship. But ensure when you communicate your feelings, you come from a space of sensitivity and love rather than irritability and blame. Make the other person sit down and speak to them softly and sincerely.
For example, if you find your partner being very critical of some of your habits, instead of always putting up an argument and getting upset or walking away, choose a good time to sit with them and tell them how you feel about it. Let them know that you want them to be less critical and more supportive of you. Also give them a chance to tell you what is going on in their own mind. Most issues can be easily resolved when both partners in a relationship commit to take some sincere efforts for each other in a calm and understanding environment.
3. Spend quality time to strengthen your relationship.
You and your partner or friend’s definition of quality time may be different, but you need to consistently set aside time to connect with each other in the best possible way that helps each of you to build upon your relationship.
It has to start with prioritizing your relationship. Let your partner see your efforts in bonding with them. Try to squeeze some time out you in the day or weekend for them. While talking to them, give them your full, undivided attention. Ensure you are not scrolling on your phone or looking at the Television. Maintaining good eye contact with each other and actively listening and responding to what they are saying is a powerful way to make the other person feel valued and connected to you. Such efforts generate more understanding and compassion in relationships.
4. Learn to be Patient
Whether you are married, in a relationship with someone, or just want to improve your relationships with people overall, one thing essential to add more joy and power into your relationship journey is Patience! The wonderful thing about practicing patience is that when you show more patience and acceptance in a relationship, it also inspires the other person to be more patient and understanding towards you.
Obstacles will come and sometimes they may seem too big to overcome but if you practice patience, continue to persist and not give up on your relationships that really matter to you, you will eventually find a way. Patience will allow you to come from a sense of clarity that will help you and your partner to overcome challenges and resolve the greatest of problems together.
5. Practice Gratitude
Gratitude is a powerful energy that opens doors to peace and happiness in life. Being Grateful for your relationships even if they don’t seem perfect today is a great way to add positivity to them and to create space for receiving the good that you desire to see in them.
To practice Gratitude on your relationships, every day, write down one thing that you can appreciate and value about this area of your life. Practicing Gratitude in this manner will fill the weak spots with more power and positivity. The most powerful way Gratitude transforms our life is the change that it creates within us. You will observe you complain less and instead value the people around you more. Soon this transformation within you will attract and inspire more positive behaviour from others around you too. Challenges may still be there but with gratitude they won’t overwhelm or overpower you. Very soon, you will find more peace, calm and love in your relationships.
To your Joy and Success
Dr Karishma Ahuja
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About Dr Karishma Ahuja
Dr. Karishma Ahuja is a Metaphysical teacher specializing in Law of Attraction, Forgiveness practices and Inner child healing therapy based on the Hawaiian Problem solving technique of Ho’oponopono. She has coached thousands of children and adults over the last 16 years and offers various courses and personal coaching programs on manifestation, mind power, energy cleaning and positive thinking. Dr Ahuja writes a weekly Colum for the Hindustan Times and shares her inputs for success on various media portals like Times of India, Zee News, Midday, Tax Guru, etc. She is the author of 2 popular Self-help books – “The Healing Power of Words” and “The Healing Power of Gratitude.”
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