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How You Can Enjoy A Relationship By Dating Someone You Don’t Have To Impress

How You Can Enjoy A Relationship By Dating Someone You Don’t Have To Impress

Being in a relationship can be a fulfilling, loving experience – or it can be the total opposite. Some relationships can be stressful and upsetting, especially if you are going out with someone who you feel like you need to impress.
The best relationships are the ones where neither partner feels like they need to impress each other, as they love each other for who they are. Here are 6 things that happen when you are in a relationship with someone you don’t have to impress.

1. You Can Always Be Honest

Date someone who doesn’t make you want to lie. Date someone who won’t laugh at your embarrassing secrets. Date someone who wants to hear all of the stories from your childhood. Date someone who is interested in finding out your dreams and fears. Date someone who listens to you without judging you, someone who understands that everyone make mistakes. Date someone who can comfort you when you tell them sad stories from your past.

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2. They Will Still Want To Be In A Relationship With You When You’re Having A Bad Day

Date someone who wants to give you a hug after a hard day, instead of someone who doesn’t like to be around you when you’re in a bad mood. Date someone who supports you through both the good and bad times. Date someone who tells you that you can be yourself and still be loved and cared for. Date someone who still thinks you are amazing, even on your worst days.

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3. You Can Be Silly Together

Date someone who you are happy to be silly with. Date someone who embraces your silly side, rather than someone who makes you feel childish or stupid. Date someone who chooses to be silly with you, as it makes them just as happy as it makes you. Date someone who doesn’t expect you to behave in a certain way. Date someone who makes you cry with laughter. Date someone who can always put a smile on your face.

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4. They Won’t Care About Status Or Reputation

Date someone who doesn’t worry about what others think of them. Date someone who doesn’t care about impressing other people, because they are too busy having fun and enjoying their life. Date someone who doesn’t care about job titles or status. Date someone who is humble and grateful for what they already have. Date someone who doesn’t try to impress you. Date someone who doesn’t think of people as trophies to be collected.

5. They Will Always Think You Look Beautiful

Date someone who thinks you are truly beautiful, even when you’re tired, ill and pale. Date someone who doesn’t expect you to always make an effort with your appearance. Date someone who regularly compliments you, rather than someone who tries to put you down. Date someone who doesn’t compare you to other people, to make you feel less attractive or undesirable. Date someone who doesn’t think that beauty is the most important trait in a partner, and instead loves you for your personality.

6. They Will Accept You For Who You Are

Most importantly, date someone who accepts you for who you are. Date someone who loves every part of you, even your flaws. Date someone who doesn’t make you feel like you’re losing a race. Date someone who always gives you love and attention, so that you don’t feel like you need to compete for their affections. Date someone who accepts all of your flaws, and loves them. Date someone who tells you that you are perfect as you are. Date someone who doesn’t want to play games, because they are very happy with what they have already have.

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Last Updated on February 18, 2019

Why It’s Never Too Late To Redefine Yourself

Why It’s Never Too Late To Redefine Yourself

The ability to reinvent and redefine yourself is a bold, daring and purposeful choice. It doesn’t just happen. You have to make a conscious, intentional choice and then follow through.

If the thought of forging a new path, changing habits, thought patterns and your inner circle of friends scares you – you’re not alone. Change can be a very scary thing. It takes courage, fortitude and a bit of faith to decide to shed your old self and don a new persona. However, it is one of the most critical processes one must repeatedly endure in the pursuit of destiny. Change unlocks new levels of potential.

The Need for Change

Everyday when we wake up, we make a decision. We decide to follow our routine or we decide to go off script and shake things up a bit. For those who are creatures of habit, routine is comfortable, easy and produces very little stress. The problem with this is, after a while you stop growing.

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We all reinvent ourselves at some point in our lives. It is absolutely necessary to achieve certain levels of success.

Reflect back on who you were as a teenager and then who you were at 25. Those are two very different people. Most of us are completely different. Your thought patterns changed, your appearance, job, level of education and even your friends– changed. We like to refer to this as “growing up” or maturing and consider it to be one of life’s natural progressions. However the changes you made were purposeful and deliberate.

This process must be a lifelong and continuous cycle. You are never too old to refresh yourself.

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    Signs It’s Time to Redefine

    “Just as established products and brands need updating to stay alive and vibrant, you periodically need to refresh or reinvent yourself.”– Mireille Guiliano

    So how do you know when it’s time for a system upgrade? There are signs along the way that alert you that it is time for an overhaul. The first sign is the feeling of being stuck. If you feel like you are in a rut, you’re bored with life or you need some newness and excitement, a self reinvention may be in order. Re-evaluate your life vision and your goals. Is that vision still valid and are your goals consistent with your vision and–are they achievable? If you are off course, it’s time for a change. If you are not moving forward and making progress, it’s time for a change.

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    In life, there’s no such thing as neutrality–you’re either moving forward or you are moving backward. Time constantly moves forward and if you are standing still, you are actually losing ground. No matter your age or stage in life– there is always room for improvement.

    “You’re never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” ~C. S. Lewis

    The second sign that you are due for a change is the occurrence of major life events in which change is forced upon you. Getting married, starting a new job, being promoted, ending a relationship, becoming a parenting or relocating are all prime opportunities to completely overhaul your life.

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    When these major shifts occur in your life–you have to shift with them. You can’t have a single mentality and have a successful marriage. You can’t remain selfish and irresponsible, and raise a healthy, well-adjusted child. You can’t be promoted to a supervisory position and keep the same subordinate attitude. Each level of success requires something different from you.

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      Consider, for a moment, Arnold Schwarzenegger. People may have different opinions about his character and some of his life choices, but he is a master at reinventing himself. He achieved the ultimate success as a professional body builder by earning the title “Mr. Universe” three times. He then earned a tremendous amount of fame and fortune in the entertainment industry making action/adventure films. And in his latest role, he served two terms as the Governor of California. He succeeded as a professional body builder, a film star and a politician. Each role required massive amounts of change, commitment, strength and hard work.

      And if Arnold can do it…so can you!

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