How to Improve Your Relationships in Just 60 Seconds

Bela Gandhi, the well-known personal trainer and founder of a dating service, revealed the secret of how to improve any relationship in just 60 seconds. It turned out to be much easier than we’d imagined. Bright Side shares with you 15 incredibly simple techniques that help you build a long and happy relationship with your partner and strengthen relationships with your friends, children, colleagues, and even with yourself.

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Strengthen your relationship with your partner

Give your partner a 60-second hug. Hugging someone you love increases your body’s levels of oxytocin and dopamine, hormones that are responsible for the feelings of pleasure and attachment. It feels like you’ve wrapped yourself in a warm blanket, and that feeling will stay with you for the rest of the day. Send your partner a text telling them something you appreciate or love about them. You can also remind your partner of some beautiful moments of past that you share. It will charge your beloved with positive energy in an instant. Stop at the store, and buy your partner’s favorite drink, snack, or dessert. Touching gestures like these are extremely important for romantic relationships. People love being taken care of and having things done for them.

Don’t forget about your friends

If you want to revive a friendship with someone, send your friend a short nice text. Something as simple as “I heard your favorite song on the radio today, and it made me think that we need to meet. How about going out to dinner today?” Send your best female friend flowers for no reason. Attach a card to the bouquet, and tell her how much she means to you in it. Leave your best friend a voicemail telling her how important she is to your life. You can even sing it to her. It will definitely make your friend smile.

Take care of your children

Put a cute note with a smiley face in your kids’ lunchboxes. Your children need to feel your love and protection. Arrange your child’s food in the shape of a cartoon character. Even simple smiley faces or hearts will make your kid smile. During dinner, compliment your child. Tell your kids something you admire about them. If a child receives praise from their parents, he or she will go to bed in a good mood. Such moments are very important for strengthening family relationships. Your kids will remember them for a long time.

Build relationships with your colleagues

Buy some treats for your team members. This can be something small and inexpensive like cookies or chocolate bars. A small tea party during the lunch hour helps promote positive team relationships. Send a colleague that has recently helped you at work a message of thanks, titled “Thank You.” The recipient will definitely read this letter. Express your sincere thanks to your boss. Bosses rarely receive compliments from their employees, and knowing that you are valued, respected, and loved is very pleasant.

And don’t forget about yourself

Make a list of 7 things that make you happy. Try to do at least one per day during the week. Giving feels better than receiving. Purchase a cup of coffee for the person behind you in line at the coffee shop. The smile of the stranger will warm your heart, and your day will be brighter. Make a list of 5 good qualities you love about yourself on a credit card-sized slip of paper. Put it in your wallet. Every time you pay by card, read what is written on that sheet. It will increase your self-esteem and improve your mood.

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