This is How You Strengthen the Relationships in Your Life: 5 Tips

The people in your life are extremely important to your daily happiness. With these tips you strengthen these relationships.

Getting better with people

Dealing with people is not second nature to everyone. Some people draw to other people like a magnet, while others have to put in more effort to keep their relationships right.

The nice thing is that you can work on your ‘people skills’, and thus make relationships in your life stronger, more fun and more satisfying. It’s not hard to get much better with people. Below are a few simple steps you can take today!

Make people the first priority

Okay, this was a fairly new insight to me. Not so long ago, I gave the highest priority to my work and my personal development. I was one of those people who didn’t respond to a message until two days later. I regularly saw social interaction as a hassle, especially when it came to digital interaction (like iMessage and Facebook).

But it’s strange not to make the people in your life the top priority. Because in the end it is the same people who cause such a large part of your happiness experience. Whether you like it or not, your life ultimately revolves around people. People can bring a tremendous amount of happiness, love and joy into your life. But that does not happen automatically.

Find out what happens when you give people, not stuff or work, the highest priority in your life. You will find that people will appreciate you more, and they will enjoy being with you more. You will also find yourself getting a lot more satisfaction out of the relationships you have with the people in your life right now.

Your interaction with people, however small and insignificant it may be at times, is more important than almost anything else. So treat it like that.

Don’t see yourself as the center of the universe

No, you are not the center of the universe. Yes, for yourself. But not for all the people around you. They mainly see themselves as the center of the universe.

Not everyone finds the things that you find interesting. Your opinion is not necessarily the truth. Your way is not necessarily the best way and certainly not the only way.

So stop talking. Stop pushing your opinion, you will. It is not the most important thing you want, not if you want to learn something from the people around you. Not if you want to grow, discover, enrich your life.

So listen. Be curious about the views of others and see what you can learn from them. Don’t judge, don’t try to ‘test’ everything people say against your opinion. Be open to others. If people around you feel like they are heard, appreciated, and important to you, they will love interacting with you. And that will help you deepen your relationships, and both get more satisfaction from them.

Show that you love the other person

Love cannot be taken for granted. Not even for the most important people in your life. It does not seem necessary to show your appreciation, because everyone ‘knows’ how nice we all enjoy being together.

Yet there is a light-year difference between loving someone and letting someone show you love them.

A small message, a hug, some more compliments, and thanks to work wonders. Everyone likes to be appreciated. So why not express the love, gratitude, and appreciation you feel?

When I tell my friends how much I love them, they glow. And that while I say something that I take for granted. They are my friends, of course I love them. But it is so nice to receive appreciation now and then. Because what’s in it if everyone appreciates you, but no one ever shows you?

Become a warmer person by leaving a trail of love everywhere you go. Don’t be afraid to express your appreciation for people, even if it feels awkward at times. It is appreciated, and you create magical moments with little effort.

Be patient, loving, and involved

If you seem rushed when you talk to people, you give the impression that other things are more important to you than talking to that person. That is not a good starting point for a good relationship.

A better basis is peace, patience, and mutual respect. The people in your life can be a tremendous source of happiness. But then you have to give them the attention they deserve. That will not work if you are absent and stressed.

Take your time for the people in your life. Time to enjoy them, get to know them, help them, have fun with them and stay involved in their lives. And as soon as you find yourself in too much of a hurry to have a seemingly “unimportant” conversation, stop yourself. There is almost always time to give people the attention they deserve. Take a deep breath and bring yourself back to the moment.

Get to know new people more often

Most people get to know their good friends in childhood, and as they grow older they have fewer and fewer friends. Logical. Friendships water down, people grow apart. Someone who fits you now can no longer fit you in ten years, that’s how it goes.

That’s why it’s important to meet new people all your life. Because, contrary to popular belief, it is quite possible to form friendships later in life. In fact, it is almost essential to keep making friends if you always want to surround yourself with nice, sweet and inspiring friends.

All it takes to befriend someone is a nice click, some common interests, and a willingness to put in the time and attention. Most people enjoy making new friends. The problem is, people find it difficult to meet new people. Challenge yourself to meet new people on a regular basis and consider everyone you meet as a potential friend. Not as someone to be nervous about.

Meeting new people is not for young people. It is for all people. And it is extremely valuable for your personal development and possibly even for your happiness in life.

That way you get even better with people

Do you find it difficult to start conversations with strangers? Would you like more tips on how to become such a person who always knows how to surround himself with nice people? In this practical course, you will find tips to increase your social self-confidence and become so much better with people.

Felix Tammi

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