Relationship Affirmation #2

SAY THIS WITH YOUR PARTNER:

MY PARTNER BELIEVES IN ME AND SUPPORTS ME FULLY!

*Affirmations can be said as many times as needed. YOu can do them alone but doing it with your partner sparks conversation. Such as “why do you need this sort of affirmation this week or today?” What do you need me my support on/with?*

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Mindfulness & Relationships

When you hear the term mindfulness what are your first thoughts?

When I hear mindfulness I automatically think if the phrase “Mindfulness and Meditation”. I think creating an awareness of myself and my feelings to create better interactions with others. When I am mindful of where I am at in that moment of time and how my reaction determines how the scene can play out with my significant other, I am acutely more aware of what I should say and how I should say it.

In relationships this can be a key factor in recognizing the space you need at time to get out of a funk, it can definitely help in those moments of anger, creating an awareness of the impact that your words and actions in the heat of the moment. Think of the arguments you’ve had with your partner. Think of the many times your words were taken out of context making the situation more worse as the argument wore on. Now think of how differently the situation would have been if you were more mindful of your words and actions. If you were more in tune with how you were feeling and put that into words instead of shouting out the first thing that came to mind.

There are many articles out there based on this topic but the one I enjoy the most is from the Huffington Post: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-firestone/mindfulness-relationships_b_3333709.html This article is very relate-able and gives great examples and even better explanations on how mindfulness and meditation can help improve the conditions in your relationship, how it creates better and more open communication with your other half, it gives room for more empathy and, it also gives room for bonding experiences between you both.

Working with my own partner in our meditation practices (together and apart) and working on our communication and speaking on just about anything and everything under the sun, even when we get caught up in our own funks and we need to say “I’m not ready to talk yet” (that is something that we are both working and growing in). we are becoming mindful of the effects we have on each other in these funks, mindful of the effect distance is having on each other, mindful of the goals we have for ourselves and each other. We are just a couple very in tune with each other’s mindsets, behaviors, and energies, as you can tell. And we worked with each other to get to this point.

How can you include mindfulness in your relationship?