Do you appreciate the people around you?

Do you appreciate the people around you?

Relationships often go on autopilot after a while. Honeymoon phases end and a certain routine sets in. It’s just one of those facts of life; but for some it can be the beginning of the end of the relationship. One thing that can help keep a relationship alive and vital is appreciation. By appreciating the people around you, and learning how to appreciate yourself, you can keep a happy and healthy relationship going; whether it is a romantic relationship or a friendship.

Appreciation means taking the time and effort to show that you care, that you value this person. That means making the conscious decision to do something special for that person. This does not mean grand sweeping gestures of love or affection that cost thousands of dollars. This could be something simple as leaving a note taped to the bathroom mirror in the morning with a sweet message just for your partner or leaving an unexpected card out for your family members. It does not have to be anything fancy, but it needs to show that you put some thought into making them feel good, for no other reason than to make them feel good.

Lastly, appreciate and take care of yourself. Being able to take care of yourself and show yourself appreciation means the same things it does for other people – do those small things that are special ways to make yourself feel better, smile, or lift your spirits even just a few moments. This also does not mean spending thousands. No, this could just be giving yourself permission to not worry about something for the day, or to go for a walk, be by yourself for a while.

Whatever it is, give yourself the love you give other people as well.

It can be a hard balancing act trying to take care of someone else’s needs and your own, and figuring out which to meet first. Doing the small things that show you care, that you are thinking about them, without any other motive will go a long way towards helping everyone feel better, happier and healthier. The same goes for caring for yourself. Show yourself the same appreciation that you give to someone else. This will go a long way to helping your mood and the relationship as well.

Join us at College of Allied Educators to learn how you can unlock your innermost self to find your positivity and happiness so you can share that with others as well.


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