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Signs That You Are in a Good Relationship

Good Relationship

Most individuals are involved in complicated relationships because people are complicated. At the point when two individuals find each other despite seemingly insurmountable opposition, their desires might be distinctive. Two particular identities that each convey distinctive things can have a great deal of issues. So, it’s no big surprise that most connections are makeshift. You may wind up attempting to choose in the event that you are in a decent relationship.

“I love you, not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself but for what you are making of me.” – Roy Croft

What do you think are the characteristics of a good romantic partner? Is it time to commit to the person you have been dating? An intuitive reading may help to clarify the situation.

It takes time and energy to build a good relationship. Relationships are not instant. You may be attracted to someone “at first sight,” but you shouldn’t have unconditional trust and love until you get to know them. You will have to figure out if it’s worth it to keep investing time, energy, and emotion in your romance. Ask yourself: what is a successful relationship? Standards may vary among couples, but there are some important signs that you are in a healthy, happy relationship.

10 Signs of a Good Relationship

  1. Equal Partners

The ideal couple, in today’s world, are equal partners. They make decisions as partners. Deal with finances jointly and share responsibilities. There should be a balance in what each brings to the relationship. Partners give and receive in equal proportion most of the time. In the past, men dominated women and handled all the couple’s decisions. In modern society, some couples (both men and women) still enjoy allowing one partner to “take care” of another. More and more men are taking care of the children while the women work. There are also some more traditional relationships out there, where women run the households and don’t contribute financially. Whatever the roles you take, each person needs to be comfortable with their responsibilities in the relationship. You may not seem to fit the current ideal for equal partners, but if you are comfortable and happy, you are on the right track. Usually, you want to feel like your partner would be a good parent. If you have children from a previous relationship or want children in the future, keep this in mind.

  1. Communications

To be secure together, you have to understand each other truly. You can achieve this understanding through open communication. Both parties must feel free to tell each other anything. They need to know that their partner is listening. Both of you need to be open to feedback and respectful of the other person’s need to vent.

  1. Chemistry

You attract each other at every level. Intellectual, spiritual, physical, and emotional attraction is important. If you are bored with your partner, this is a bad sign. If you enjoy talking to them but are not interested in a physical relationship, this is a friendship. There is nothing wrong with having friends. The chemistry should be in all areas to have a romantic relationship. It’s important that you are proud of your partner. You both enjoy each others’ company and are not ashamed to introduce them to your friends and family.

  1. Trust

You should be secure in each other. This sense of security may be a feeling that grows within your relationship. At some point, it becomes acknowledged that you have each other’s back. For example, if you are in an exclusive, monogamous relationship, there is no suspicion or fear that the other party is cheating. Trust is based on self-esteem and experience.

  1. Respect

You must feel like you are with someone that is worthy. Respect is a feeling of deep admiration. This feeling is mutual. You both admire each other’s abilities and qualities. Each partner should also respect the other partner’s friends and family. This is a warning sign if your partner tries to separate you from your family of origin or doesn’t want to meet your friends. Each person takes responsibility for their feelings and behaviors. There should be no blame and no shame in a healthy relationship.

“We are all a little weird, and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love,”

— Robert Fulghum

  1. Joy

Your partner should make you laugh. You should be able to laugh together. In each other’s company, you should experience happiness, not fear or insecurity. When people pair off, they should feel that they are enjoying themselves. A joyless couple has no future or a bleak future at best.

  1. Acceptance

When you can enjoy spending time together, you are on the right track. In a successful relationship, it’s important that you accept each other as you are. Each of you may have bad habits. On the other hand, you will both have wonderful assets. Acceptance of both the bad and the good is essential. You must not invest time and energy in trying to control or “fix” the other person. If your partner is belittling or trying to change your views or behavior, take this as proof that there is a major flaw. The relationship is destined to fail if you want to change each other.

  1. Compromise

In any long-term relationship, compromises must be made. If you have disagreements, you should allow the other person’s opinions. There are some couples that belong to different religions and political parties or have diverse beliefs. If you respect each other, you should be willing to allow them their beliefs. Many arguments and disagreements require the ability of both sides to “give a little.” No two people agree on everything. You must allow the other party their views. Compromises achieved through emotional blackmail, whining, and finger-pointing are not true compromises.

  1. Affection

If you are with an amazing person but don’t feel like you care that much, it may be time to move on. Sometimes love grows with respect over time. It may also grow in one person and not another. We all have more than one soulmate in each incarnation. There are many possible partners. Don’t settle for less. Sometimes you find you are in a deep and unromantic friendship. Even though the relationship is wonderful, romance is missing. You may need to let your partner go. Set them free so they can find someone who can love and appreciate them. You need that same freedom.

  1. Encouragement

It is often said that healthy couples bring out the best in each other. A relationship is healthy when each person encourages the other to succeed. There is no fear that one will outgrow the other. A healthy relationship should nurture the freedom of each partner to pursue individual interests, education, and personal growth. You enjoy doing things together and are happy when your partner succeeds outside of the relationship. Remember that relationships don’t come with guarantees. Recognizing a potential romantic partner does not mean that it is destined to be. True empowerment is learning to recognize when you are on the right path. An intuitive reading may help you sort through the complex maze of compatibility and commitment.

Dating After Losing a Spouse

Dating After Losing a Spouse

After your loved one dies, your life will turn upside down. Whether that person was your spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend, and no matter how long you’ve been together, your whole life will change. What you planned to do together in the future has suddenly gone. Christmas and New Year will never be the same again, and the times you spent together before will be the only memories you will cherish. However, life must go on with the longing for intimacy and love.

Dating after losing a loved one is one of the hardest things you can do in life. You are trying hard to open yourself up to another person, knowing that you may experience that loss again. You may have the feeling that you are betraying the memory of the person you love. You may feel unfair to the new person because they aren’t the person you intended to spend your life with. All these are normal feelings. Dating after death is a big emotional battle; however, you can overcome all these negative feelings and survive.

What You Need to Know About Dating After losing someone

The first thing you need to know is that there is nothing called “the right time.” In the beginning, you will almost certainly be overwhelmed with loss because you feel there is no room for dating. But over time, this feeling will vanish gradually, and good times you remember will turn to memories, and you start to have that feeling that you’re ready to date—your heart will start to beat when a man on the street makes lingering eye contact, for example. This could be months or could be years. Grief is a characteristic feature, and it differs from one to another. For some people, especially older ones, who suddenly find themselves alone for the first time in years, a loss may lead to depression. For others, losing someone stimulates them to maintain life. So there is no definite “right” thing to do when it comes to dating.

Once you start dating, one question arises: “how open should you be to your date?” It’s difficult to answer since every relationship is different. However, you need to be honest with your new partner. That doesn’t mean identifying yourself as a widow on your profile or discussing the funeral on the first date. But when a relationship comes up, you should be honest. Part of being honest is to tell your new partner about your loss because they have a right to know that you have been hurt and you still have sorrow and memories that might be different from their experience.

You should tell them about your loss because, in some ways, there is no certain time for “getting over it.” Dating doesn’t mean you stop loving or missing a person and start loving another. Even if you are happy with your new partner, memories with your old partner can return. This is normal. We are humans, not robots. We can’t lock our emotions and feelings. It’s more complex than that.

Also, it is not fair to make comparisons between your deceased and new love. But your new partner should also be willing to accept the fact that there will always be part of you dealing with loss, and they won’t be a perfect fit for that hole because no two people are the same. Humans are complicated and difficult beings, and every relationship comes with its own tension. Always be open with what you are feeling, and respect your partner’s jealousy—a perfectly human behavior—together, you can work things out.

However, your new love should understand that you can’t change your past; your past is part of you, and you can’t simply give it up. You have been honest with them from the beginning. They should be there to help you overcome these negative feelings and emotions and not stress you more.

The most important thing is that you have a right to be happy. Being happy again with someone else doesn’t necessarily mean that you are betraying your old love. After all, they loved you, and part of love is wishing happiness for their partner. We are social creatures. Life never stays the same, life has always been about the rise and fall, but in the end, you are a human being, a creature who needs love and care.

Some people think it is romantic to never date again. And It is fine if you decide so because you have the right to live your life the way you want it to be. But it isn’t a betrayal, nor is it a failure, to feel that first romantic spark with someone else, to date, and to fall in love again after the death of your partner. You can move on if you are honest with yourself and your partners. The past will always be a part of us, and that doesn’t mean the future is blocked off.

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The Advantages of Not Living Together

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Are you thinking about moving in with your partner? 

Keeping the mystery alive in your relationship could be a reason not to cohabitate.  Another reason is keeping the mystery alive.  One of the key components of romance is leaving something to the imagination.    If you partner is super neat and you are incredibly messy, your romance may suffer when you bring these two personality types together.

But you may also see the good side; you love being together, wouldn’t living together be ideal?  This may make sense in the first stages of relationships, but living apart can also help keep things fresh. Its not just people in long term relationships that are doing this. Some couples who are married are also choosing to live apart.

Keeping your Independence

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The group LAT (Living Apart Together) is a conglomerate of people who are in committed relationships who are exclusively attached to each other, but choose to live apart.  The people in this group tout the benefits of staying independent.

The ability to take a break

Some who choose to live apart say that LAT provides them with a place to embrace their true quirky selves  without having to compromise on chores, temperatures, television volume, etc.  They can also take a break from the world without being afraid they are insulting their partner.

Having the Ability to End Things Without Entanglements

One of the prime times for couples to move in together is when they become engaged.  Whether or not they acknowledge it, this is a test of  their ability to make compromises on their living space.  This, however, can lead to other complications.  If the living situation doesn’t work out, the partnership has to dissolve all of the shared assets, not to mention having to get along with someone you are not in love with.

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Appreciation for Time Spent Together

If you see someone every day, you can grow to take each other for granted. Also, you may begin to get on each others nerves for minute reasons that you would have never noticed if you weren’t together all of the time.

There are good sides of living apart. Romance may last longer because of the mystery. You can keep your independence, you can also end things if you want/need to, and you can gain a better appreciation of each other.

Understanding The Meaning of Your Dreams

Your Dreams Are Insightful!

Are you having a hard time remembering your dreams? Do you often wonder what your dream meant? Some people have better dream recall than others but everyone dreams. Have you experience sitting down, looking at nothing and your mind goes round and round trying to remember what your dream is? I can help you remember and understand your dreams! 


Diary of Your Dreams

One way to help improve your dream recall is to keep a dream journal. Buy a journal and keep it on your bedside table with a pen or pencil. Or if you’re more tech savvy, record your voice recalling your dream. After a night of dreaming, try to recall what you remember in your dream journal upon waking.  The more you do this, the easier it will be to recall your dreams. Just give this process three weeks and you will start to remember more of what is in your dreams.

Record Every Detail

No matter how you choose to keep track of your dreams, make sure you record every detail you can recall. Even the most minor details have meaning. Be sure to consider your senses and think about the following questions: What did you see, hear, feel, taste and smell? Where were you? Were you near water, in a forest, in a house or in the desert? Who was there? Did you recognize anyone? How did their presence make you feel? Have you had this dream before?

A Deeper Meaning

Each detail leads to a deeper meaning. Sometimes dreams answer questions or offer solutions. Sometimes they help us deal with stressful situations. Some dreams even tell us what’s about to happen. So when you record your dreams, think about what’s going on in your life (at home or at work) and see if there is a connection. You may be surprised to know that there is usually a connection.


The Astrology Connection

Be sure to include the date of your dream. Often, there is an astrological or numerological connection. Astrology and numerology are fun ways to take your dream interpretation to the next level. As a numerologist, I can add that deeper level of analysis to your reading.

Dream Dictionaries

You may have seen a dream dictionary in the bookstore. A dream dictionary often includes common dream elements and explains them. If you lose teeth in a dream, the dictionary explains what that means. If you fly in your dream or if you are near a river or ocean in your dream, the dream dictionary can tell you what all those symbols mean. However, what’s true for one person may not be true for you.

I love dream analysis! It’s one of my most-favorite requests from my callers. It’s really rewarding for me when I make a connection between a caller’s dream and something they’ve been struggling with. Then I give them next steps, if appropriate. I also really love tying numerology into a dream analysis reading, because dates and numbers play an important role too! If you’re stumped by a dream, call me! Let’s figure it out together.

Still In-Touch With Your Ex?

Still In-Touch With Your Ex?

How would you feel if you ran into your ex somewhere? Would you greet them, or would you find a place to hide? Do you hope that you will continue to communicate and stay in touch? Is it possible to be friends with someone who was once the most important person in your world?

You Know Them Well

Someone you used to love is not easily removed from your memory. You have shared memories and emotions, and experiences.   These are not easy things to just put aside and erase. Some think that keeping in touch with your ex can only hurt you and delay the healing process. However, some also think it’s possible to maintain a friendship with your ex.

Here are a few things to consider:

  • Time To Move On!

Sometimes you shouldn’t try to be friends with an ex-love.  If they treated you badly during the course of your relationship, you should not try to be their friend.  If you lost the spark somewhere and think you may be sticking around hoping to rekindle the flame, you shouldn’t be friends.  If you have a tendency to over-glamorize the past and over-reminisce, you shouldn’t be friends.  If it didn’t work the first time, it’s highly unlikely that it will work this time.

  • Don’t Let Go!

Just because it didn’t work out romantically, it doesn’t mean you can’t be friends. You do know each other well. You know what you like and don’t like.  You have a solid foundation for a friendship. It doesn’t mean a friendship won’t work out, either. But it’s not a good idea to jump into a friendship right away

  • A Healthy Friendship

This type of friendship can work if you keep in touch and truly care about your ex and their well-being. You can still celebrate shared events, and most importantly, you can be supportive.

Some Challenges

If you don’t set clear boundaries with your ex, it may be difficult to maintain a friendship.  When this happens, your romance may spark up again; this would be problematic if you have already moved on to a new partner.   If you do have a new love, be open and honest about your past relationships.  Be sensitive to the feelings of all concerned.

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Six Tips for Women to Avoid Dating Mistakes

Avoid Dating

First-date hopes are often shattered early on by mistakes women make, whether they meant to or not.  You meet a great guy and want to go out on a date with him. You’ve had a lively conversation and were very engaging and open-minded. But for some reason, he doesn’t call you the next day or the day after that. Days or weeks go by, and you find yourself lamenting with your girlfriends, trying to figure out what you did wrong. Again.

Following are six tips that women can follow to avoid some of the most common mistakes made before going out with a guy on a date.

  1. Be prompt in your replies.

Texting knockout happens when you knock yourself out of the dating ring before you’ve even had the chance to get in. You may have been delaying your responses to his texts because you don’t want to seem desperate. But there’s a fine line between playing hard-to-get and truly being unavailable. He may lose interest if you wait too long to respond to his texts.

  1. Be interesting.

Some women hint to guys that they need to bring excitement into their lives because their lives are so-o-o boring without them. They may say things like, “I’m tired,” or “I have to go to this family thing, but I don’t want to,” or answer every question with “I dunno, sort of, I guess…” But all that really does is make you look like you’re seeking pity and make you seem boring. Guys are drawn to interesting women. Be interesting! Have interesting plans and interesting friends. Make your life exciting. Don’t rely on a guy to make it exciting for you.

  1. Confirm your date.

It’s common courtesy for a guy to confirm your date several hours before you’re supposed to meet up. But if he doesn’t confirm, don’t go ballistic or assume that something’s seriously wrong. Instead, simply take the initiative and reach out to him to confirm the date. But if you find out there really wasn’t anything keeping him from confirming with you, it may show that he isn’t all that excited about going out with you.

  1. Dress appropriately.

Guys like women who dress sexy. But that doesn’t mean you should wear a micro-mini skirt to go ice skating or stiletto heels to a corn maze. Dressing sexy isn’t as important as acting sexy, though. Charm him with your words, not your body. If you wear provocative clothing on your first date, you’re giving him the impression that he might get lucky later that night. If that’s something you’re not interested in on a first date, you should probably err on the side of caution and tone down the wardrobe.

  1. Tell the truth.

Lying happens a lot, especially when people first meet online. They lie about their age, their profession, their relationship status, and even their gender. The hope is that when they meet the person they’ve been talking to online, all will be forgiven. But you don’t need to lie, and you shouldn’t. If a man isn’t mature enough to accept the real you, you shouldn’t waste your time with him. On the flip side, don’t get too excited about anyone you meet online. They could be lying to you.

  1. Bring some spare cash.

On a first date, who’s supposed to pay? Some people think that the person who initiated the date should pay. Others believe that the guy should always pay. But most guys appreciate it when a woman offers to pay for her half, and many women prefer to pay their own way. It makes them feel independent and keeps guys from feeling entitled to sex later. So bring along some cash. And if you do offer to pay for your half, be sure to be sincere about it. Don’t slo-o-owly reach into your purse in the hopes that your date will offer to cover it. Also, bring enough to cover an Uber ride home, just in case he picks you up in his car and the date looks like it’s not going to end well.

You Have A Choice to Change Your Life

download (5)Everything we do in life is a choice, and I think most of us realize that. But what most people don’t seem to realize is that everything we don’t do in life is also a choice. Every day we choose to do some things and to not do other things.

Most people would like to change their life in one way or another. How about you? Are there areas of your life that you would like to change?

You Have a Choice

But, I am here to tell you that what seems to be impossible is indeed possible. First and foremost, we have a choice. This choice is where it all begins to change; it’s where we choose to come out from beneath the dark cloud under which we reside and step out into the sun. It is fear that keeps us in our pain, locking us into our retreat from life. Having been stuck in this kind of pain for many years myself, I finally came to understand that happiness is a choice. And, it was a choice I had to make before my life could change for the better.

images (6)Seek Guidance from Loved Ones

Once the choice is made to make a change, it is important for us to decide what things we’d like to change. The difficult part lies in making daily choices and decisions that would affect or create the change that is desired. Seeking guidance through this process from our loved ones can be a valuable tool. Oftentimes, our loved ones see things from the outside that we might not be able to see because we are stuck on the inside.

Seek Spiritual Guidance

Additionally, seeking spiritual guidance when we desire change can be invaluable. We walk through life creating and continuing patterns that can cause some of the negative things that we’ve experienced, so one of the most valuable tools we can use is reaching out for direction on how to break those patterns and overcome the obstacles we face that keep us stuck. Sometimes, it’s as simple as being pointed in the right direction. Finding someone that we connect with when reaching out for this guidance is important, as it’s both the information, as well as the delivery of the information, that can prompt the change that is necessary. As a psychic, I come from a place that is understanding and empathic, but not everyone responds well to that approach. The most important thing is to find someone you can trust to help guide you through some of the change.

Surround Yourself with Good Examples

images (5)And, finally, surround yourself with people who have implemented the kind of change you want to see in your own life. This is probably one of the healthiest things we can do because we learn so well by watching others. We all have people in our lives who we’ve admired and others that leave a lot to be desired. Start spending more time with the people in your life who are happy. They will inspire you to follow this path yourself and teach you how it can be accomplished.

So don’t let another day pass where you’re still stuck in your pain. Today can be the day that everything changes. The choice is yours.

4 Ways of Attaining a Conscious Relationship

Conscious Relationship

One of life’s great challenges is creating a healthy relationship. Getting on someone’s wavelength can be a grueling, near-impossible task that does not come with guidance or instructions. Most of the time, though, it is worth evaluating your own decisions; selfishness, in particular, can quickly drive an otherwise loving relationship to ruin.

As such, there is a lot to be gained by working towards making your relationship a ‘conscious’ one. This entails ensuring that both yourself and your partner are working towards a state of growth; that requires focusing on both individual growth and unified growth as a couple.

What kind of growth, exactly? The kind that makes the world brighter. Unfortunately, most people throughout history initiate relationships for their own personal goals. However, if you are not focused on working together to achieve this unified growth, your relationship is more likely to leave you dissatisfied.

The ‘intention of growth,’ as it is called, can provide you with mutual satisfaction. Your relationship can become more than a mission for self-gratification, which is better for all involved. Here are four tips for achieving ‘next-level’ love in your progression to conscious love.

First things first: focus on growth instead of the outcome of the relationship.

By all means, you can daydream about how your relationship will turn out. Your first port of call, however, should be focusing on growth. Stasis is the greatest enemy of progression, so your level of satisfaction will automatically stop if you cease to grow spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically.

Furthermore, to ignore your own growth in favor of your partner’s is to cage yourself in their growth. You are unable to engender your own growth if you are simply not focused on it. Once again, this corrupts the balance of your relationship and causes it to become unsatisfying.

Indeed, growth can be terrifying; you may consider the risk of outgrowing one another, which would be ‘too much growth.’ Alas, collective growth strengthens the relationship by keeping it truly alive, and the risk of drifting apart becomes minuscule in comparison with non-conscious relationships.

Respect Your Triggers

Everyone brings some form of negativity to a relationship, whether it’s the hurt that lingers from a previous relationship or emotional wounds that have no correspondence to romance in general. Rejection and abandonment are two common feelings one can expect to experience in a new relationship—especially if you expect to emphasize growth.

Another misconception is the idea that negative emotions are detrimental to your relationship. However, these are your negative emotions, not your partner’s, caused by dysfunctional patterning. Your own beliefs are to blame for your pessimism.

Facing your faulty belief systems is essential to conscious growth, so the conscious couple should prioritize this area despite its difficulty. Take responsibility for your dysfunctional patterning, and you will be on track to attaining a much stronger relationship.

Disregard All Manner of Judgment

Conscious relationships require partners to feel free to feel whatever is natural to them without fear of judgment from their partner. Of course, this can only come after the previous point about taking responsibility for one’s actions. Truly naked desire can be dangerous for any relationship, but it can be the most freeing thing imaginable when it is accepted.

Finding the courage to be completely honest with your partner is one thing, but the importance of allowing them to be brutally honest with you often goes unmentioned. Certain things may be difficult to hear, but working past these negative reactions is essential for ensuring your relationship is the strongest it can possibly be.

Remember: the reason you alter your self-image around other people is to feel more comfortable in yourself. That, however, only serves to limit your personal growth all the more; by extension, it limits your collective growth with your partner. Radical honesty (and its acceptance) is essential to strengthening your bond as a couple.

Love is a Practice, not a State of Being

To love is to enter a state of vulnerability. It’s a practice that includes acceptance and forgiveness. Most people make the mistake of treating love as a destination; people become unsatisfied when the feeling of ‘love’ is absent and treat their relationship like something has gone horribly wrong.

The truth is that love appears in the nuances of a relationship. This exploration forces you to question whether your approach to your partner is actually a form of practicing love. Furthermore, every act of practicing love is different, allowing your relationship to blossom in new, interesting, and ultimately satisfying ways.

To be a conscious couple is to rely on that growth and to trust love to appear in strange, beautiful ways.

How to Use Spiritual Unity to Make Your Relationship Last

Spiritual Unity

In the beginning, falling in love is magical and new. It is a refreshing emotion as you move toward your love.  Everything in the world seems to fall away as you have found your soulmate.

But, as time goes by, this rush of love seems to disappear, and you may begin to wonder if you just imagined the rush of emotion and love.    After you fall in love and move back to the day-to-day minutiae of your regular life, the bloom of freshness will fall away.

You should nourish your relationship and soul to keep this from happening and maintain your love. This involves work.

There are a few things you can do to help keep the romance and unity in your life:

  • You can turn your fights into solutions. It is a myth that all lovers have a blissful existence.  Fighting doesn’t mean your relationship is bad or toxic.   Fights don’t have to be obstacles.   Instead, work on the problem as a team and, as a team, finds the solution.  This will nurture your relationship by giving you a new level of honesty and clarity.
  • Spend your time together nourishing your souls.In our busy lives, finding time to spend together is hard.  You can maximize the benefits of your unity by growing together spiritually. For example, you can meditate together or enjoy nature by taking a long walk.  You can also explore mutual interests by watching a documentary or art film together. This effort will help you grow together, mind and soul.  It is important that you spend your time together constructively.
  • Know each other’s energy.As you and your partner grow together, you begin to know each other on a deeper level. You are functioning well as a team, and you respect each other’s intellectual growth.  The next step is to become intimate with your partner’s energy field.  Simply put, your personal energy is the combination of all of your levels of thought in conjunction with every other thing that makes you, you.   You can get in tune with your partner’s energy by just being next to them. Try lying down with them quietly, just absorbing his energy. Share the space by being together without doing anything.

Actively tuning into each other physically, spiritually, and intellectually will keep your romance fresh and alive and help you grow as human beings.

5 Ways to Create a Positive Work Environment

Positive Work Environment

The environment you work in can drastically affect your mood and motivation. So, it could be argued that the state of your working environment is even more important than your job responsibilities and duties. Working in a place with a negative atmosphere can make employees unhappy, leading to decreased productivity and a lack of motivation.

Here are 5 ways to create a more positive working environment:

  • Change it up

Some offices are simply drab, with boring colors and furniture. But, even if your office is painted with bright colors and comfortably furnished, looking at the same things every day can get depressing. Liven up your workspace with your favorite pictures, motivational quotes, or even some colorful flowers. Brightening the space and adding some personal touches will make it more enjoyable and comfortable to work in. If you can move things around and use some feng shui techniques, that will also change the room’s energy.

  • Clean it up

A cluttered environment can lead to disorganized thoughts. It also creates a negative atmosphere. So, if your desk is messy and unorganized, clean it up and organize it. You’ll be surprised how quickly some simple cleaning and organization can alter the atmosphere and your mood.

  • Team-building exercises

Team-building exercises always boost morale and put employees in a good mood. They build trust and a sense of camaraderie between co-workers. They also allow employees to talk to people they seldom interact with at work. Some employees don’t get to socialize with people they work with while they’re on the clock, and these exercises fulfill their social needs. The attitude of employees after team-building exercises is more positive, which makes the working environment more positive.

  • Good communication

A lack of communication can not only be frustrating, but it can also cause catastrophic misunderstandings. In an office environment, it should be commonplace to communicate frequently with supervisors to get updates, tips, and other important information. There are many ways to do this, from regular team meetings to a company email server or instant messaging system. But no matter which method your company chooses, it’s still important to use face-to-face communication often. Some things just aren’t adequately conveyed through text.

  • Motivate and inspire

Many office workers feel as though their efforts and achievements go largely unacknowledged. This is dangerous because if they feel it doesn’t matter how well they do, they won’t strive to do a good job. There are lots of ways to motivate and inspire your employees, however. You can take time to tell your employees that they’re doing a good job and that they’re appreciated; you could say it in a newsletter, awards can be given out, contests can be held with prizes for top performers or teams, etc. But it’s important that it gets done because it will boost morale and create positive energy in the office when your employees feel happy and appreciated.

Of course, these are only some ways to create a more positive working environment. It’s very likely that after you do some of the things mentioned on this list, you’ll be inspired to do something else to change the energy of your working environment, as well. And once you’ve started working to change the atmosphere to a more positive one, you’ll notice how much happier and less stressed the employees seem.