Some people value their relationships greatly, while others view them as an optional part of life. Relationships are important, and we often forget just how important they can be. We often don’t realize this fact until we find ourselves in a tough situation with no one to rely upon. People need other people.
It’s true that this need varies from person to person. A hardcore introvert might get along just fine with a couple of good friends. A sociable extrovert needs significantly more interaction with others to be healthy and happy. It’s up to you to decide the level of contact you require with others.
How important are your relationships? Consider these ideas:
- Championship. It’s not a lot of fun to spend every minute alone. Some things are better experienced with another person. It’s nice to have someone to share dinner or watch a movie with. We all need someone to talk to. Humans are social creatures that need a certain level of companionship to thrive.
- Do you have the necessary relationships in your life to satisfy your need for companionship? Whom would you turn to if you wanted to spend time with someone?
- Whom would you call if you needed help? Who has your back?
- Think about your last three romantic relationships. What did you learn from those relationships about yourself?
- What have you learned from your three closest friends? What do you think they’ve learned from you?
- When were you last faced with a task that you couldn’t do yourself? Who helped you?
- Describe your network of friends and other contacts. How would it impact your life if your network was twice as big? How do you use your network to your advantage? How could you be taking advantage of it?
Think about what you get from your relationships. How important are they to you? How many friends do you need to feel safe, secure, and happy? Everyone’s needs are different. Just be sure to give your relationships the attention they deserve so you can be happy and healthy. If you have any questions or believe that I could help in any way please don’t hesitate to contact me at TriStarKarate.com or you can always reach me at 815-932-5425.