How to Be More Present in Your Relationship
In this day and age, it’s extremely easy to become distracted with everyone around us. Not only are we expected to be socially present, but we’re attempting to be present on social media at the same time. Everything feels rushed and we’ve forgotten what it feels like to be truly present.
Let’s take a look at the ways in which you can be more present in your relationship:
Don’t Listen to Speak
This is probably one of the best pieces of advice when you really want to pay attention to the person that you are having a discussion with. It’s easy for us to listen in order to answer or get our ‘chance’ to speak. Listen to listen, and not to speak.
Focusing on one task is not as easy as you think. How often do you sit in front of the television, while eating dinner with your one hand and your phone in the other? Schedule relationship time by eating dinner at the table without other distractions, or go for a walk together with no phones or music allowed.
A great way to really connect in your relationship is opening up to each other. Sharing your hopes, fears and dreams with your partner will help you bond and learn more about each other at the same time. Don’t be scared to be vulnerable, it shows that you are committed to the relationship and you want it to grow.
Worry Less, Do More
It’s important to realize that we cannot have control over everything. The reason why we aren’t always present could be because we are stressed out about something the future, or regretting something in the past. Worrying won’t help you live in the present, so try to worry less and take more positive actions in the present moment. Let go of control.
Mindfulness is a crucial strategy for all of u to practice in order to become more present. Therapy is one way to check-in with how mindful you are, as well as attending meditation classes which are offered at several Yoga Studios in downtown Lancaster.