We, humans, are social creatures and we all have a need to communicate with others. Thus, we affect other people as much as they can affect us and the choices we make in our relationships will highly affect how they unfold.
Positively-oriented psychologists find that positive and supportive relationships can help us to feel healthier, happier and more satisfied with our lives. We need to receive love, meaning and support from our most intimate relationships as it helps us to prosper and grow as people. But don’t forget that it’s a mutual process. So making your relationships more positive is a key to be a successful and loving couple.
How to develop positive relationships?
Unfortunately, most couples think that they can`t create positivity. If you also think so, you’re certainly wrong! You can encourage yourself and your loved one to be and feel more positive. All you need is to learn how to do it, as many other couples have already done!
First of all, start developing your relationships with positive thinking. And in case you’re wondering what this is. It`s a way of manipulating your own thinking to remove unproductive attitudes and thoughts and, in turn, replace them with positive thoughts.
So start your positive thinking with believing in yourself and your relationship. You and your partner should believe in one another. Knowing that you’re both good people who deserve each other’s love and respect, obviously, helps you.
Don’t forget that positivity is an ongoing process that needs continuous efforts day by day. Good morning my love images and good day quotes are the best way to show your loved one how much you love and appreciate him or her and, besides, bring a smile to his or her face.
What will positive thinking exercises transform your life and your relationships?
Being positive and allowing that feeling flow through your relationship is a great chance to go through life with the one you love. You need just to train yourself to be always positive, whatever happens. Therefore, do positive thinking exercises to improve yourself and your relationships.
Like any physical exercise, positive thinking ones require daily practice until they become automatic. Use the following positive thinking exercises to foster more compassion, love, and support in your relationships and to bring a fresh dose of positivity in your life.
Focus on do`s, not don`ts
Say no to negative thoughts and negative interactions. Work actively to build positivity into your relationships. Don’t focus your attention on the negative behavior of your loved one, but emphasize the positive behavior that you want to increase. Thus, minimize the negatives like arguments or emotional distance and maximize the positives like fond memories or funny stories.
Listen to your favorite music
Music is a perfect positivity booster. Nothing can be compared to the emotions when you listen to a really cool piece of music. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be just a meditative or relaxing music, but rather, any song that puts a smile on your faces (maybe to that song you shared the first kiss or something like that).
Smile more often and make your partner smile
When you’re together more than a year it may seem that your life consists of nothing but work, cleaning, paying bills and sleep. Playfulness can disappear from your relationship, but you have to keep it alive by just joking, having fun, using silly nicknames and so on.
Use positive words
Argues and conflicts are the part of most relationships and, unluckily, you also can`t live without them. But even if you have such unfortunate situations, try to use only positive words and omit negative ones as the way you talk reflects the way you think.
This is one of the most powerful positive thinking exercises! It happens that long-term couples often forget about the existence of “warm thanks”. Show gratitude to your partner. Say “THANK YOU” for what you have every day and you’ll see how this little “thanks” can change your relationships.
So you see that positive thoughts can develop positive relations. All you need to do is to make a choice to be a positive couple, practice positivity using positive thinking exercises and enjoy the happiness that comes in your life.