When you improve your social wellness you improve the positive connections you have with your spouse, sisters, brothers, kids, grand children , friends, co-workers and others. You might even improve your positive connections with people you do not normally get along with. One way to improve your social wellness is through trust. How?
The more you trust yourself and others that you deal with every day, the more you can be who you are in all situations. The more you can be true to yourself in the different situations and circumstances. The way you portray yourself to others has a lot to do with trust, respect and sincerity. What is trust and how can you use it to make your connections to others and relationships better?
If you were to ask someone about trust they would tell you that it is a quality that needs to be earned. People don’t freely give out trust, do you? So if you want to earn trust from someone you need to work on earning their respect first.
It takes several things to earn a person’s trust. First it means showing people that you actually do as you say. Examples of this include promising to give someone and ride and picking them up on time. It means taking the time to listen to someone even if you are in a rush. As a person begins to see that they can depend on you, their trust level increases. As trust level increases, stress level will decrease and the sense of well being associated with that interaction will increase.
One of the best ways to earn trust is to open the lines of communications. This can be difficult for some people. They just don’t like to show their emotions at all. This can lead to someone thinking that you don’t care, when you really do.
If you have trouble sharing your feelings then think about how you can “show” instead of “tell” someone that you care about them. Sometimes it is these little actions that can speak volumes. Try buying that someone special a gift for no reason at all. Be there without question when they are feeling down. Listen to others without cutting them off. Show empathy in your interactions.
When you learn to trust your own feelings then other people will view you as a more honest and open person. This immediately makes a huge difference when it comes to earning trust.
Remember that no-one is perfect, we all have flaws and we all have things that upset us and areas in our lives we can improve upon. When you make a mistake, acknowledge it. it is difficult to build trust in your relationships if you lie or consistently fail to acknowledge your own struggles. it can even lead to stress and ill-health.
As relationships develop the level of trust should increase. If you tell your partner or spouse that you will be late for dinner, they should accept this without question. If they start wondering what you are doing and why then this is a signal that you are not communicating enough or in the past when you have been late for dinner, your reasons didn't add up.
Always keep in mind that trust must be earned and it can take a long time to form that type of bond. However, once it is in place, cherish it and don’t let your levels of communication drop. This is part of the process of self-mastery and relentless holistic wellness.
Here is a bonus tip and strategy: Be the best version of yourself. Hold yourself to a higher standard than anyone else would ever demand of you. This is the ultimate way to take gain greater trust and more consistently achieve greater positive connections in your encounters with others. This is one of the keys to relentless wellness, self-mastery and improvement. Handing challenges today ensures that they don’t grow into even bigger challenges tomorrow.
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