What does healthy really mean? (Part 2 - Relationships)

'Love' the one you're with!
Let's start with the obvious here; our partners (if we're fortunate enough to have them). Do you still treat him/her your the way you did when you first met them, or even better, when you wanted to meet them? If you really wanted to, how could you make their lives better? ....Then do just that!

Of course this goes for friends and family too; how do you relate to them these days? They can be annoying at times but let's face it, so can you, and you (hopefully) don't treat yourself badly... do you...? If you don't love yourself, how can you expect anyone else to? Go ahead, you're worth it!

And what about the other people we deal with on a day to day basis? Our work colleagues; and not just the ones we work closely with or those we like. How many people at your work do you know or more importantly, how many could you know if you just made that little extra effort? The receptionist on the way in, the fork lift driver in the warehouse, the cleaner, the stressed executive... do you know anything about these people you pass everyday with the same joy, sadness and problems you have. You could be missing out on your new best friend or the love of your life! 

Finally let's not forget our attitude toward strangers; the checkout person in the supermarket, the bus driver, the person you pass on the street? They're all real people with real life battles going on, so aren't they also worthy of your best? The affect you can have on someone's day, (or even life) just by the way you treat them in those few small moments can be profound. Be kinder than necessary to everyone you meet. Be the best you can be; say hello to a stranger today, it may just make their, (or your) day...:-)

This is Part 5 of a 5 part series covering the five key aspects that make us 'wholly' Healthy; SpiritualityRelationshipsFoodExercise and Career. They all work symbiotically but do you look after yours and how would YOU prioritise the list?

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