#1 Be open
This may seem like the oldest trick in the book, but it’s still amazing. Being open and honest with everyone in your life is the best long-term policy. It is also the only one that can guarantee your friends and partners will wish to remain a part of your life. Honesty eventually makes or breaks every relationship, both private and professional. You need to look for ways to establish and maintain it all through your life.
#2 Keep everyone together
Modern families are nothing like the families just a few decades ago. Everyone’s off doing their own thing and nobody sees anyone any more. In some parts of the world, having family members immigrated all over the globe is quite common. That means you have no direct contact with them and must work extra hard to keep in touch online. Even if your family is still living under the same roof, building healthy connections is a challenge, but there are a few things you could do – insisting on eating together, talking to each other, vacationing together and being honest.
These are just some of the things you should initiate in your family and you’ll surely be amazed how much you’ve accomplished in a short period of time.
#3 Talk, don’t e-mail
Establishing and maintaining professional relationships is something that most people aren’t good at. That’s what makes this aspect of the business world especially puzzling. No matter what position you hold and how much work you have on your plate, finding time for your clients, potential investors and business partners is paramount. Also, communicating face to face is much better than doing so via e-mail. Try to introduce a personal touch into all your professional affairs – you’ll definitely have more results and come off as a more trustworthy businessperson.
#4 Don’t do that!
Every relationship is different and no two partners are the same. We’re never going to be able to establish some kind of a universal guide towards successful romantic relationships. All you essentially need to do is be honest, respect your partner and show your appreciation every single day. Yes, every single day! As soon as you start taking your significant other for granted, you’ll start losing them. Of course, there are a few other catastrophic dating mistakes you need to explore and be sure to avoid at all cost – being too needy, taking yourself too seriously and tolerating bad behavior are just some of them.
#5 Treat yourself properly
Finally, after establishing proper relationships with your family, friends, partners and every other person in your life, it’s time to focus on yourself. Treating yourself properly is sometimes considered unimportant and minor. However, having a good relationship with yourself is just as vital as all the other relationships.
There are lots of ways you can pamper yourself – from dedicating your free time to reading your favorite books and watching your favorite movies, to sleeping longer or taking relaxing baths – and finding ones that suit you shouldn’t be that difficult. Again, staying true and honest is imperative in this relationship as well and you should never lie to yourself because that’s just the first step towards ruining your other relationships too.
#6 The results
After investing your time and effort into keep healthy relationships both at work and at home, it won’t be long until you notice the change in other people. Like your business associates and clients, who will start treating you with respect. Your partner will reciprocate with the equal amount of care, while your family will surely complement you on being a nice person, and that’s sometimes all we need to hear to get through the day.