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10 Things That Make Long Distance Relationships Easier

10 Things That Make Long Distance Relationships Easier

Taking a relationship long distance is never easy. It’s something no couple wants to face but sometimes it’s unavoidable. Long distance relationships can be testing, but with a lot of strength and commitment they can work! Here are 10 things you can do to keep your love alive whilst you’re apart.

1. Commit To The Relationship

If you’re wanting to take your relationship long distance, it’s important that you both commit that you’re going to do everything you can to make it work. Long distance is tough and takes a lot of planning, trust and determination. Make sure you’re both on the same page with what you want. It can only ever work if you’re both equal in wanting to keep the relationship moving.

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2. Plan Trips

It’s great to plan a visit or perhaps have something booked for when you’re back together. It will make your time apart easier if you’re working towards a certain date and you’ll feel excited knowing every day you’re closer to being reunited! Keeping the relationship upbeat and optimistic is a sure way to ensure that spark doesn’t fade.

3. Surprises

A great way to keep your love alive is to surprise each other with thoughtful little gestures. Share a song, a message, a parcel or a photo! Let them know you’re thinking of them and remember romantic gestures can travel the world, even if you can’t!

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4. Communication

The crucial part of any relationship. Even if you can’t be with your love, it’s important you still talk to each other daily. Update one another on the little things but also let them know how you’re feeling, just because you’re not with them is no excuse to miss out on daily details! Be honest with each other and you’ll find you’ll feel a lot closer.

5. Enjoy Your Small Moments

If you’re visiting each other, it’s easy to feel like you need to make the most of every moment together and arrange lavish plans. Of course it’s great to have things to do but it’s also important to take time to just enjoy each others company. A day doing absolutely nothing together is certainly not a waste of a day!

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6. Be Organized

Being organized is important to making a long distance relationship work! Schedule when you’ll talk to each other; it could be a Skype or phone call at a certain time of the day. Find a routine that works for the both of you and can be easily maintained- it helps if you’re in a similar setting; you could both be in bed or eating dinner. Make sure you’re not rushing around, give yourself time to focus on them.

7. Do Things Together

Just because you can’t physically be in each other’s presence doesn’t mean you can’t do the same thing. Read the same book, watch a film together at the same time, attempt cooking with the same recipe- you’ll feel closer and have things in common this way. Get creative with ideas and have fun with making your relationship work!

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8. Know Their Routine

Knowing each others daily routine, upcoming plans and events is important. It’s nice to know you’ve got some sense on what they’re up to. Know their schedule, what times they finish work, what day they have a big meeting. You’ll be able to support them with whatever they’re doing and you’ll feel closer this way!

9. Video Chat

There’s nothing better than looking into the eyes of your love, and thanks to the technology it’s a luxury we can have easy access to! Try and utilize this tool as much as you can. It will make missing them a lot easier.

10. Stay Positive

Positivity is needed if you want to keep the relationship alive. Try and see the bright side of being apart, maybe you can learn a new skill to impress them with when they return. Invest some time in yourself and think of how amazing it will feel to be reunited. It doesn’t have to be all bad, and keeping a positive attitude will keep the relationship fun and healthy.

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Last Updated on January 21, 2020

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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1. Listen

Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

“Why do you want to do that?”

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“What makes you so excited about it?”

“How long has that been your dream?”

You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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3. Encourage

This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

5. Dream

This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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6. Ask How You Can Help

Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

7. Follow Up

Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

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By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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