Five Ways To Strengthen Personal Relationships

Jul 18, 2019

As an introvert you love your alone time.  It allows you to recharge and be alone with your thoughts.  Doing things by yourself can be relaxing like going for a walk outside or reading a book quietly.  But it’s also imperative that you have human connection.  Building connections with people is what truly matters in life.


Here are five ways you can focus on growing and strengthening personal relationships.


1. Childhood

Think about growing up and some of the good things you have experienced.  Perhaps there were sleepovers with friends, camping, discovering music for the first time, road trips, etc.


A happy life is one that is built upon many happy memories.  A lot of those memories are created with other people, especially growing up.  Relive some of those memories and reconnect with childhood friends.  Go through pictures from when you were younger.  Smile and laugh as you recall good memories that you may have forgotten.


2. Stop Making Excuses

 When you don’t have strong relationships life can feel a bit off.  You know you’re not spending time with the people that matter the most to you. You make excuses that life is busy and you’ll find time someday to call or catch up.  But life is short.  There may not be a someday.


This is why it’s important to make sure you’re scheduling time each week to connect with your loved ones. It can be a simple phone call, quick email, sending a letter in the mail, or better yet, meeting in person.  Building relationships is essential to living a happy life.


3. Make Time

 Start by asking yourself if you’re spending enough time with your loved ones as you would like to.


This includes making time for date night with your spouse, sharing childhood memories with your parents, and being a good listener for what’s going on in your best friend’s life. Make sure you are scheduling time to reconnect and strengthen these relationships.


4. Reduce Time With Negative People

What’s not expected is creating more time for people at work who only complain about their current circumstance and drain you of your energy.  This also includes relatives that you find it difficult to be around because they belittle you.  These are not the people you want to be spending more time with.  Nor are they relationships you want to continue to nurture. In fact, you may want to limit the time you spend with these people.


One thing is true, you have limited time on this planet.  When you say yes to one thing you’re saying no to another.  Instead of saying yes to relationships that drain you, say no so that you can say yes to creating more time for those that lift you up.


5. Increase Time With Positive People

 Surround yourself with people who lift you up and make you feel good.  These people make you laugh until you’re crying so hard your sides hurt. They put a smile on your face. There is nothing wrong with having more happiness in your life.  Choose to focus on growing these healthy relationships.



Strengthen relationships with those you love and limit time with those that drain you.  Make sure you’re scheduling time for your loved ones and not letting excuses get in the way.


At the end of your life you’re not going to be thinking about the physical things you had. You’re going to be thinking about the relationships you had and the memories you created.


Let your loved ones know you’re thinking about them and how important they are.  Don’t allow these crucial relationships deteriorate.  A happy life is one spent with those you love.


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