Last Updated on November 12, 2023 by Otuebo Harrison
By building positive Relationship with others, we will be happier and more fulfilled and feel more supported, supportive, and connected.
One of the most profound experiences we can have in our lives is the connection we have with other People. Positive and supportive relationships will help us to feel healthier, happier, and more satisfied with our lives. Here are some few tips to help you to develop more positive and healthy relationships in all areas of your life:
1. Develop empathy.
There is a great expression that I learned a long time ago:“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Empathy and Understanding builds connection between people. It is a state of perceiving and relating to another person’s feelings and needs without blaming, giving advice, or trying to fix the situation. Empathy also means “reading” another person’s inner state and interpreting it in a way that will help the other person and offer support and develop mutual trust.
Every relationship we have can teach us something, and by building positive relationships with others, we will be happier and more fulfilled and feel more supported, supportive, and connected.
2. Learn to give and take feedback .
Feedback, in my opinion, is the food of progress, and while it may not always taste great, it can be very good for you. The ability to provide constructive feedback to others helps them to tap into their personal potential and can help to forge positive and mutually beneficial relationships.
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Feedback you receive is free information and you can choose whether you want to take it on board or not. It can help you to tap into your blind spot and get a different perspective.
3. Give your time.
Giving time to people is also a huge gift in building a positive relationship. In a world where time is of the essence and we are trying to fit in more than one lifetime, we don’t always have the time to give to our loved ones, friends, and work colleagues. Technology has somewhat eroded our ability to build real rapport and we attempt to multi-task by texting and talking at the same time.
Being present in the time you give to people is also important, so that, when you are with someone, you are truly with someone and not dwelling in the past or worrying about the future. The connection we make with other people is the verytouchstone of our existence, and devoting time, energy, and effort to developing and building relationships is one of the most valuable life skills.
4. Effectively Listening.
Listening is a crucial skill in boosting another person’s self-esteem, the silent form of flattery that makes people feel supported and valued.Listeningand understanding make what others communicate to us is the most important part of successful interaction.
Active or reflective listening is the single most useful and important listening skill. In active listening, we also are genuinely interested in understanding what the other person is thinking, feeling, wanting, or what the message means, and we are active in checking out our understanding before we respond back with our own new message.
We restate or paraphrase our understanding of their message and reflect it back to the them for verification. This verification or feedback process is what distinguishes active listening and makes it effective.
5. Buildup your communication skills.
Communication occurs when someone understands you, not just when you speak. One of the biggest dangers with communication is that we can work on the assumption that the other person has understood the message we are trying to send across.
Poor communication in the workplace can lead to a culture of back stabbing and blame, which, in turn, can affect our stress levels, especially when we don’t understand something or feel we have been misled. It also can have a positive effect on morale when it works well and motivates individuals to want to come into work and do a great job.
6. Manage mobile technology.
By now, pretty much everyone has a mobile phone and many people have two or more. While they are a lifesaver in an emergency, and an effective tool for communication, they also can be a complete distraction when people exhibit a lack of mobile phone etiquette.