We all know someone that we find it difficult to deal with, perhaps it’s a family member or a work colleague. These relationships can cause a lot of stress, so it’s important to know how you can manage these relationships and keep a healthy, happy mindset.
In today’s Wellness Wednesday blog post, we’re sharing our tips on how you can manage the difficult relationships in your life.
Firstly, make sure you set clear and healthy boundaries. For example, if you’re heading to a family get together, make sure your family members are away of particular topics you feel uncomfortable discussing. This could be anything from a recent breakup, your finances, health issues etc. Try to keep the conversation neutral and avoid topics that may cause conflict. If you do want to discuss sensitive topics, set aside some time that you can dedicate to it – that way you won’t feel burnt out by talking about it too much.
Learn to walk away. If there is a particular scenario that is making you feel uncomfortable, excuse yourself and remove yourself from the situation. Following on from this, make sure you take some time to look after yourself. Read a book, take a bath, light a candle – establish a self care routine and practice it regularly.
It’s important to accept that you can’t change people, and trying to will mostly result in making things worse. Instead, recognise what you do have control of – you can choose how you respond and what you will and won’t tolerate.
You should also talk to someone who you trust about how you feel; a friend, therapist or even write your feelings in a journal.
If you’re struggling with a difficult relationship, get in touch with Dalton Wise today and we can help you establish a routine and mindset to manage them and protect your mental health.
Check out last week’s Wellness Wednesday all about managing fear, anxiety and panic HERE