You are the only person you can count on for the rest of your life.
~ Julie Wilson
You are in a relationship with so many people . . . your spouse, children, immediate and extended family, friends, coworkers and the list goes on. You are also in a relationship with "things" . . . your job, your money, your car, your health and so much more. You are in a relationship with everyone and everything in your life and yet, have you ever looked closely at all your relationships?
The majority of you reading this spend most of your time focused on two to five important “people” relationships in your life. If you consider the time interacting with the person, thinking about the person, helping the person and all that you do with the person, it takes a lot of time to be in a relationship. Then you have all the other relationships that are not people related, like your job, and you can see that you spend a lot of time and energy in relationships.
With all of this going on in your life, have you ever considered how important it is to have a relationship with you? It’s critical to have a good relationship with you. Your relationship with you affects all of your other relationships! It is important to take time to have a relationship with YOU!
Have you ever realized that the only person in this world that you can count on for the rest of your life is you? I know some of you are thinking “Julie has no clue what she is writing about because I am in a solid relationship with my spouse of 25 years!” That is wonderful and I am happy for you but your spouse, anyone you in your life, could be gone tomorrow!
You are the only person you can count on to be with you for the rest of your life.
You will be with you through every minute of every day for the rest of your life. Doesn’t it make sense to you to do everything you can to have a loving, caring relationship with you? It’s important to understand that the most important relationship you have with anyone is with YOU!
If you are upset, angry or frustrated with yourself, that is going to spill over into all your other relationships. If you don’t like yourself, that feeling will be sent out from you and other people will pick up on it. It will affect how they see you and interact with you. If you don’t like you, then how can you expect others to like you?
I would guess that you weren’t taught about self-love or how to have a relationship with yourself. You can have a relationship with you in the same manner you have a sincere, loving relationship with someone else. Take care of yourself, help yourself, love yourself. When you are comfortable being with you and spending time with you, then you are on the road to establishing a lifelong relationship with you.
I have worked with many people who are struggling with their marriage or with their children or at work. When they make it a priority to spend time on their relationship with themselves, everything in their life seems to improve.
At first, it may not be an easy task to have a beautiful relationship with yourself. As you develop your relationship with you, watch how it affects all of your other relationships. The more you feel good about you and can Love Yourself . . . Warts and All as I mentioned in my last blog, the stronger your relationship will be with others and everything in your life.
If you are the only person you can count on for the rest of your life, isn’t it worth the effort to make your relationship with YOU your #1 priority?
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