How deep are your relationships? Do you have at least one person in your life you feel like you can tell everything? Someone you can trust to always be there for you when you are in trouble? Do you have more than one person in your life in this category? What about a supportive network of friends with whom you share interesting experiences and socialize and perhaps travel with from time to time? Relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives, and having connections with a network of people you love can make all the difference between loneliness and complete joy.
How can you deepen your relationships? Being open to listen and truly curious about people is a key. The less judgmental you are and the more open to listen the more comfortable they will be in sharing their innermost feelings. This can be the most valuable gift you can give someone. Being sensitive to his or her challenges and being there to support even before being asked is the mark of a true friend. Sharing experiences out of the day-to-day interactions is also a valuable bonding opportunity. Look at ways you can deepen your connection with those you love and develop more profound relationships with those you might only know superficially.
Ted Murray is an Executive Life Coach based in Boulder, Colorado. Ted had a long career as an international tennis professional, inspiring young players who became Olympic medalists and multiple Grand Slam winners. Ted’s focus is empowering people of all ages to aspire to and achieve their ultimate dreams in life, and his Coach From the Heart program enables people gain clarity and fulfillment. Ted is the bestselling author of Tennis from the Heart – Pursuing the Dream. For 16 years, Ted has written a daily inspirational Message from the Heart shared with thousands of people worldwide.