KARACHI: What are we truly the most sensitive about? The relationships we form in our life.
Relationships, both personal and professional, are delicate. It takes a lot of hard work to build and strengthen them.
A recently-released DVC by Sensodyne PK talks about this exact issue by showing a heartwarming moment between a mother and son.
Watch the video below:
Some of our most valued relationships are with our family, a spouse or partner, children, friends, colleagues, and most importantly, ourselves. Here are a few tips on how to nurture these relationships:
1. Make time, not war
Be extremely generous with the time you put in into your relationships. We’re not saying you have to stick to your partner 24/7, but taking some time out of your schedule for them goes a long way. If you’re living away from your parents, make sure you call them often; send an email to your college friend; if you’re at work all day, make sure you spend some quality time with your kids (this includes pets) when you come home; make sure you take some ‘me time’ out as well. Treat yo’self.
2. Talk, talk, talk
Communication is key. Don’t let silence and misunderstandings come in the way of a good relationship. You have to be open and honest to keep those who matter to you close. Share your passions, ideas and goals with them. You have to build trust, whether it’s with a boyfriend or a girlfriend, or with a colleague.
3. Be more grateful
Be grateful for the relationships you have. This might sound preachy, but we can’t stress how important it is to appreciate each other (and yourself).
4. Don’t throw in the towel
When things get rough (and they probably will because if you think all relationships are perfect, you live in a sitcom) don’t give up. Work on the issues you’re facing together with the person you’re facing it with. Have patience and empathy. Try to forgive someone if you think they add value to your life.
Respect yourself and those around you. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Practice self-live and respect, that’s most important. Be generous with compliments, make someone’s day. Provide emotional support to someone you consider close to you.