Harold Allen Ramis says, “Nothing reinforces a professional relationship more than enjoying success with someone.”
The connections in our life, whether temporary or permanent, leave a lasting impact on our personalities. Survival without meaningful healthy relationships is challenging as humans crave genuine and meaningful connections.
However, not all professional relationships are healthy and can affect us negatively in the long term.
Below are 3 tips on how you can build healthy relationships.
Tip #1: Do not share too many personal secrets
While we have all grown up sharing embarrassing secrets with our best friends, sharing secrets with everyone is not an intelligent choice. Always be cautious when sharing secrets, especially those related to other people.
What may appear fun to you can turn into a disastrous situation in no time. In case you’re unaware, Chinese whisper is legit, and most people tend to gossip just for fun.
Building a solid personal relationship with someone does not mean that you end up ruining other relationships by gossiping about people behind their back.
Tip #2: Seek opinions from your people
Building healthy relationships require genuine effort. Nurturing your relationships by paying attention when needed, providing support and care, and extending kindness towards each other is essential.
Suppose you have to make an important life decision but are very confused. Instead of stressing over it too much, seek opinions from people you can trust.
This will also make people around you feel valued because it gives the impression that you value their input.
Tip # 3: Give space but remain connected
Nobody likes too much interference into their personal space because it gets suffocating to have someone nag you repeatedly. Allowing the people close to you some alone time can go a long way in building healthy relationships.
Here are a few tips that can help you create healthy relationships:
- Always ask if someone’s free before you start a conversation.
- Be mindful of each other’s boundaries.
However, this does not mean that you refrain completely from checking in on your friends, family, or colleagues.
For example, you can text your colleague if they’re absent at work. Something like “Hey, are you doing okay?” has never caused anyone harm.
Investing time and energy into building healthy relationships is important because it makes life worthwhile. You will have friends and colleagues you can hang out with and people you can rely on in hard times.
If you ever feel lost, read the tips mentioned above. They’ll surely help you build some genuine relationships with people around you.
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