I’m Nora Nur from the relationship blog Love From the Other Side. I am honored to be a participant in the Women_Who_Empower_ challenge that has been running June 15, 2017 – June 30, 2017. For the past week or so the ladies in the challenge have been working toward personal development through goal setting, meditation, journaling, positive thought and so much more. If you haven’t yet joined the challenge go check it out on the Instagram page women_who_empower_. Today I was featured to discuss maintaining positive personal development while pursuing and/or maintaining a romantic relationship. Whether you are in a relationship, dating, or seeking romantic companionship your ability to continually grow your personal development strategies remains vital.
Below are 3 ideas to know and practice daily to help you do this:
#1 Happiness is not a “when event”
Sometimes we say to ourselves, “I’ll be happy when I have a healthy romantic relationship”, or “I’ll be happy with myself and feel beautiful when I lose 20 lbs”. The problem with this thinking is that the when event either never occurs or it occurs and we still don’t feel happy. Our happiness should not be conditional upon future events. If you aren’t happy single, then when the novelty of a new healthy relationship wears off you will go back to being unhappy. Likewise if you don’t feel beautiful and happy with yourself now, when the novelty of the new weight loss is gone you will go back to feeling discontent. Dig deeper. Find inner peace in the right now, and learn to love yourself and your life as it is right now.