Too often, we externalise the root issues of our conflicts with others. Dumb Little Man says working on ourselves will create positive changes in our relationships.
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It’s easy to get stuck in toxic relationships that bring out the worst in both parties. Instead of pressuring the other person to change, sometimes we’ll get better results if we change ourselves. Sebastian Aiden tells us about learning this lesson from therapy, and seeing the proof:
I found that my relationships with others blossomed after I started working on myself. It also helped them open up and be more comfortable around me.
…When you work on developing yourself in a positive way, you also help others grow in a positive way. Every interaction you have with someone else changes them in some way, so make sure it is in a positive way.
You shouldn’t get caught up in the idea that it’s everyone else that needs worked on to make your life easier. Think about what habits you can change when you find yourself amidst a familiar conflict. Read more about this and other self-improvement tips in the link below.
6 Lessons Learned From Over 200 Hours of Therapy [Dumb Little Man]