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Top 7 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your Parents

Top 7 Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your Parents

We look around us and we see that there are a number of people, who don’t get along well with their parents, which is sad but true. Our parents are the ones that stay with us from the second we are born till the day they breathe their last, by all things been equal.

Nobody understands how big a blessing they are until they are gone. In this post we will discuss the top 7 ways you can improve your relationship with your parents.

Talking:

Talking to your parents can have a significant effect on your relationship with them. One major sign that things are not going on well is when you cannot talk to your parents about things that bothers you. Talk to them more often and stay positive always.

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Having an optimistic behavior in a relationship has a positive impact on both the involved parties. Always have a positive attitude around your parents by smiling whenever you see them or talking to them and showing that you care about them and their wellbeing. You will see this positive aura will be shown in their attitude towards you.

Respect:

We are always taught at home and also in school to respect each other but we sometimes forget that when it comes to our own parents. We don’t always agree with our parents or their parenting style and being hot headed and young, we believe that we are always right.

We forget to register the fact that they were once kids too and probably went through the exact same thing. Our parents are wiser and more experienced than us and they deserve our respect. You will see that once you start treating your parents with respect, it will reflect in their actions and behavior towards you.

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Imagine Things from their Perspective:

Before initiating a bond of friendship, we get to know the other person. For that, we put ourselves in their shoes and see the world from their eyes. That helps us understand their point of view and take on life. This comes naturally and easily when talking about our friends.

This is much harder when it comes to our parents. When we’re angry with our parents, just take a second to pause and look at things from their perspective. They have thoughts, feelings and expectations just like the rest of us. Catering for those feelings will take your relationship with your parents to the next level.

Trust:

One of the first steps to have a healthy relationship with anyone is trust. This is a two way street and goes both ways. Your parents want to have a strong relationship with you as much as you do, but they won’t take the first step unless you have completely earned their trust.

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In order for them to trust you, you need to trust them first and believe that the decisions that they make are for our own good. Once that relationship of trust is formed, you will see that things will start flowing naturally. If you want to give gift then have a look on these best new beds.

Parents are Humans too:

As kids, we always look up to our parents and believe that they can do no wrong. Then we get a little bit older and think that we know best. The first thing that we need to register is that our parents are humans too, very much like the rest of us. As humans, they have emotions too and can sometimes make mistakes.

They weren’t born as parents but they’re figuring it out for themselves and doing the best that they possibly can. Once you register this fact, your relationship with your parents will progress leaps and bounds.

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Forgiveness:

We have established the fact that our parents too can sometimes mistakes. That does not mean that we hold it against them. If we look back at our childhood, we’ll see that we made more mistakes than we can count, but our parents were always there to support and forgive us. Learn to have a forgiving heart and not hold grudges. This will do wonders for your relationship.

Keep Calm:

Overreacting in delicate situations can really ruin a relationship. If you’re having an argument with your parents, try to stay calm or you might end up saying things you will regret later on. Just cool down for a moment, reaccess things and then calmly tell them how you feel. This will let your parents know that you are mature enough and they will pay more attention to what you have to say.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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