There’s just no way around it…
Relationships can be uncomfortable sometimes, and even a little bit scary.
We expose our deepest selves when we open our hearts, and thus risk rejection and disappointment.
This can make us vulnerable to fear and anxiety.
But we can’t let these emotions take root.
So if this is an area of your life that you struggle with, read on for 3 ways you can deal with these emotions in a healthy way.
We all have an inner critic that likes to stir up doubt, and flood us with anxious thoughts.
When this happens, the first thing you want to do is calm yourself so it doesn’t spiral out of control.
Meditation soothes the nervous system and allows you to create separation between you and these thought patterns.
And in this space you can see that you don’t need to react to every thought that pops into your head.
So take some deep calming breaths and set aside some quality meditation time.
The next step is to look at the facts of the situation that is causing you anxiety.
Because many of the fears we have are based on stories we make up in our own mind.
So if you’re feeling anxious about your relationship, ask yourself why that is and focus only on the facts not opinions.
This will ground you in the present moment rather than some imagined future.
When anxiety strikes, it’s important to focus on taking care of yourself.
Rather than acting out against your significant other or seeking reassurance, do the things that boost your wellbeing and make you feel confident.
Get some exercise, chat with a close friend, or enjoy a good healthy meal.
Whatever it takes to help you make the move from self-doubt to self-love.
You’ll notice that these are all steps you take to gain control over yourself not your partner.
This is really the only way to overcome these potentially destructive emotions.
Because they come from within.
If you would like to learn more about the ways meditation can help you improve your relationships, have a watch of this short video I made.
I trust this will help you improve the loving bonds you have in your life.