The word family doesn’t exclusively mean the people who are related to you by blood They are the people who are a part of your life and appreciate that you are a part of theirs. They are the ones who take you and love you for who you are now and who you want to be and are the people who always look to encourage you in life. Simply put, people like those people, are the ones that really matter and whom you should see as being your real family.
In the following article we will look at 20 different tips to help you find and nurture relationships with these kinds of people
1. Get Rid Of Negative People From Your Life
Try to spend time with good and positive people who share the same interests, feelings and thoughts as you and who are similarly driven and intelligent. The relationships you have in life should not hurt you or hinder you in life but help you. It is important to make sure you associate with people who you’d like to be more like. Choose and stay friends with the people who brighten your day just by being in your life, the ones who respect, love admire and are proud to know you.
Life is far too short and fleeting to spend it with people who make you feel unhappy and negative. When you get rid of negative people from your life, you are then able to live your life being yourself and no-one else, which is the best way to live.
2. Let Go Of People Who Have Left You
It may be hard to accept but there are some people in life who will only stay in your life because you have something they want or need. On a positive note, if you wait long enough, you will be able to get rid of all those people who are only in your life for what they get and will be left with the really amazing people who want to be in your life because they like and love you. One way to look at it is that we don’t actually lose our lovers and friends, it is more that we eventually figure out the ones who are real and who are not. So just let people go when they want to walk away.
3. When You Don’t Know Someone, Give Them A Chance
Remember that everyone and absolutely everyone you see has their own story. No-one goes through life without various things happening to them and forcing them to grow as a person or change in some way. Each and every face that passes you when you are walking through the town or city has a complicated and compelling story, just like yours. There are no ordinary people out there as every person has something truly extraordinary to offer to you. Open your mind up to new relationships and what they can bring you and let go of the ones you no longer need. Always throw yourself into relationships with the full understanding that it is all unfamiliar.
4. Give Everyone In Life Respect And Kindness
Regardless of whether they treat you badly or not or are rude to you – treat people with the respect and kindness you would expect. Remember you are not doing it because they are nice people, but because you are nice person. Treat everyone the same way as you would people you know and love, with the same patience you show to young relatives and the same level of respect you would give to the elderly members of your family.
5. Take People As the way they are
Under most circumstances it is nigh on impossible to make people change and it is considered rude to even try. So rather than stressing yourself unnecessarily trying to change them, lead by example and offer them support.