As human beings, it seems we are wired to be relational. Sure, there are some people who are more introverted and prefer a few close relationships, while there are others who are more extroverted and whose list of Facebook friends rivals a phone book. Regardless of personality type, everyone yearns for relationships. We all desire to be known and cared for, and we all want to know we make a difference in the life of someone else.
In this month of celebrating “love,” we attempted to get to the very heart of the issue: relationships. I am so excited to pass on what we learned to you, our readers, because it turns out, healthy relationships are a huge aspect of living a healthy lifestyle.
We have said it so many times before, in just about every one of the 101 issues of Healthy Living, that living a balanced lifestyle encompasses much more than being physically fit or eating healthy. You can be extremely fit, but if you are not nurturing the relationships in your life as much as you are your body, then your relationships will suffer, causing you stress and anxiety, and your life becomes unbalanced.
It is not always about your “love” relationships. All relationships are important. That is why in this month’s issue, we focus on parental relationships, siblings, coworkers, friendships, and much more.
My advice is to take time every day to let the people in your life know you appreciate them and that you love them. It can be as simple as a smile or a kiss on the cheek. A small gesture can go a long way in improving and strengthening your relationships.