Time Management Tip

Most Of Us Spend Too Much Time Looking For The Perfect Love

Instead Of Focusing Our Time On Creating

The Perfect Love…

7 Characteristics Of Maintaining Healthy Relationships

Respect, sharing and trust are what allows a relationship to persist, florish and remain healthy.

Healthy relationships are based on the belief that both partners are equal and the power in the relationship is shared by both partners.

The 50/50 rule is a simple way to view healthy relationships.

The following are 7 characteristics of a healthy relationship:

1. Respect – listening to one another, valuing each other’s opinions, and listening in a non-judgmental manner. Perhaps more important is respecting the other enough to understand and affirm the other’s emotions.

2. Trust and support – supporting each other’s goals in life, and respecting each other’s right to his/her own feelings, opinions, friends, activities and interest.

3. Honesty and accountability – communicating openly and truthfully, admitting mistakes or being wrong, acknowledging past use of violence, and accepting responsibility for one’s self.

4. Shared responsibility – making family/relationship decisions together, mutually agreeing on a distribution of work which is fair to both partners, giving the other adequate notice of decisions and what you expect of them to eliminate tension. If parents, the couple shares parental responsibilities and acts as positive, non-violent role models for the children.

5. Economic partnership – in marriage or cohabitation, making financial decisions together, and making sure both partners benefit from financial arrangements. Letting the other know what you expect and not assuming they know what you are thinking.

6. Negotiation and fairness – being willing to compromise, accepting change, and seeking mutually satisfying solutions to conflict.

7. Non-threatening behavior – talking and acting in a way that promotes both partners’ feelings of safety in the relationship. In any relationship, both should feel comfortable and safe in expressing himself or herself when engaging in activities or conversation without fear of retribution.

If you are involved in any relationship you see the other as a valuable part of your life. Communication without retribution is the key to maintaining that value and to prevent the relationship from crumbling apart.

5 Things You Can Never Recover


5 Things You Can Never Recover

The weekend has come and will quickly have passed. Most of us reflect on the events of the week gone by at some point during these two days.

Self evaluation of what we accomplished, lives we influenced, and choices we made are important to keep moving forward in a positive way.

All of us can find things we did and decisions we made that we are proud of and some we wish we could go back and do differently.

It is easy to get caught up in dwelling on the negative aspects of the past. All we can do is allow it to occupy a special place in the back of our minds and keep moving forward. The past should remain there as a constant reminder to help us correct future thoughts, behaviors, and actions. There is nothing constructive about negative prior experiences, if we allow them to surface, incessantly, and consume our daily thinking.

There are behaviors we display, and things we say and do that will influence how others perceive us. Our impulsivity can totally alter the way others choose to relate to us from now until eternity.

There are 5 things in life that can never be recovered, if handled wrecklessly.

1. A thrown stone.

2. The passing of time.

3. The special friend, family and love, once they are gone.

4. Words spoken.

5. Your health.

All of us should strive to optimize how we handle the aforementioned 5 issues in our daily lives.

You can’t mend a broken heart.

We shouldn’t allow our ego’s, negligence, and impulsivity to steel all this world has to offer.