STRENGTHEN YOUR SUP­PORT SYS­TEM

Health & Nutrition - - SELF CARE -

Make re­la­tion­ships a pri­or­ity Don’t take your part­ner or other loved ones and friends for granted. Take time to con­verse with them and to do things to­gether. Rec­og­nize the im­por­tance of give and take If you ap­pre­ci­ate the sup­port, en­cour­age­ment and in­ter­est of oth­ers, be sure to ex­press your love and ap­pre­ci­a­tion, and be ready to re­turn the fa­vor when the need arises. Re­spect bound­aries Try to be there for your friends and fam­ily, but don’t over­whelm them. Avoid re­lent­less com­plain­ing and neg­a­tiv­ity It’s tire­some and drain­ing to lis­ten to the same old gripes and neg­a­tive view­points over and over again. Adopt a pos­i­tive out­look If you have trou­ble do­ing this nat­u­rally, find­ing hu­mor in things is a good way to go about it. Lis­ten Min­i­mize dis­trac­tions while talk­ing to oth­ers. If you tend to do most of the talk­ing in a re­la­tion­ship, chal­lenge your­self to spend time lis­ten­ing. Make a point to re­mem­ber what’s go­ing on in other’s lives – or bring up some­thing a friend said in a pre­vi­ous con­ver­sa­tion that you found mean­ing­ful.

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