Are relationships really worth the effort?

Liesel Teversham

Liesel helps HSP introverts to see their sensitivity as a superpower, love their work, and practice awesome self-care so they can stay energised. She helps them overcome fears, perfectionism and procrastination. She's the author of "No Problem. The Upside of Saying No", a book for those who struggle to say no, are overwhelmed and exhausted. Read more here.

Published on 2019/12/06

About : Relationships

If there’s one thing I’m becoming more and more certain of it’s this:

Relationships and friendships are important.

So, so vital for a full life. In my humble opinion, of course. Here’s why.

 

In the past few weeks, dear friends, family and my awesome husband have truly pulled me through very tough times.

If it wasn’t for those precious souls who checked in, who I could call at extremely odd hours, I do not know how I would’ve made it through some dark patches.

All is well now, thankfully.

Are you investing time and energy in your precious relationships?

They are like “bank accounts”. If there’s nothing deposited in there, we cannot draw out of them.

It’s not that we need to deposit so that we can draw out later in a selfish way.

The thing is that we never can tell when we’re most going to need our precious friends by our side, or vice versa.

Of course, we cannot build relationships at the same level of depth or intimacy with everyone. If you’re a “Relator” on the CliftonStrengths, you’ll know exactly what I mean.

Some people might be on the periphery, some a little closer to the heart… and others right in there, in the deepest way possible.

It’s precious to nurture our friendships, and do our best to let people know we care about them.

I know…. there only 24 hours in a day and we all have so much on our plate.

Perhaps we can choose 1 or 2 people a week or a month to check in with? It can fill someone’s whole DAY or WEEK with joy to hear unexpectedly that you were thinking of them.

Those caring ripples spread far and wide and you might never know how deeply you impacted a life in that way.

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Image by Cheryl Holt from Pixabay

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