Humans are social beings. We are connected from the day we are born to the day we die. Not all relationships last a lifetime, but meeting new people and making new connections in the form of colleagues, co-workers, teachers, family members, etc. is inevitable in our daily lives.
Managing personal relationships is an under-discussed and under-appreciated skill. It is as important as time management, communication and other interpersonal skills taught in school. The inability to build and maintain relationships is a problem many people face while working, studying or leading a busy lifestyle. This article discusses how meditation can be used to align relationships and how it affects personal relationship management.
Why is relationship management important?
In today’s fast-paced world, people barely have the time to connect with themselves and reflect on their moods, actions, and goals. In such an environment, it is only obvious to be stressed. We work long hours to meet deadlines and end up with very less time that can be dedicated to self-care.
However, practicing to meditate is necessary or else you will bound to be under stress without getting to take a breather. It is known that stress is bad for you, but it also leads to improper relationship management. You tend to carry forward your stress, anger, and other negative emotions and relay it to other people in your life. This strains your relations and reflects poorly on your relationship management skills.
Meditation is not simply closing your eyes to forget about reality. A calm mind can handle stress better, which helps people who meditate deal with stress more effectively than those who don’t and are relatively happier.
Meditation helps reach a state of mindfulness where one is able to make conscious decisions without getting emotional. This state of tranquility is required for effective relationship management, which only meditation can help attain.
How do you meditate to manage relations?
To answer this, we must understand the importance of nurturing relationships. A relationship that benefits the people involved and makes them push each other to develop into better individuals while bettering their relationship is deemed a nurturing relationship.
To build and nurture relations, meditation is the key. Individually meditating using the plethora of online resources such as videos, guides, or podcasts is one way to do so. If both people in the relationship are interested in meditating, engaging together may help them understand each other better and develop their bond.
While meditation may seem difficult for beginners, a few minutes, to begin with, is a good place to start that can help get used to the activity. A simple start can help gain perspective and manage relationships better.