A few of the things that were getting in the way of me having rich, meaningful relationships...
*Ridiculously high (read: unrealistic) expectations of others
*Trying too hard to be perfect (so they didn't see my flaws)
*Trying to stay "in control"
*Being too hard on myself and others
*Not allowing time for fun or joy (all work, all the time)
*Not taking care of myself - physically, emotionally, or spiritually (which depleted my energy for others)
*Living in a constant state of tension and stress
*Living too much from my head and not enough from my heart
*Believing I wasn't good at relationships
Living in these patterns impacted my wellbeing, work, and personal relationships. I've been addressing these behavior patterns and integrating new practices, new beliefs, and new approaches.
*I made my own wellbeing a top priority and made time for fun, play, and the people and activities I enjoy most
*I made peace with my emotions and increased my emotional awareness
*I did the work to release my need for perfection and control, and to check my expectations
*I addressed the major sources of stress and overwhelm and integrated practices and techniques that helped me feel more calm
*I learned to stand up for myself and to communicate more effectively about my needs
*Shifting my beliefs about myself - learning that I AM good at relationships; acknowledging that I've made a lot of mistakes and misaligned choices, and that I've learned from them all.
What #relationshipgoals have YOU set for yourself?
Is it time for you to INVEST in yourself and your relationships?
Is it time for new choices and different ACTIONS?