Tips to Create a Healthy Communication Pattern

Communication is the base of most relationships you have in life – which means if you’re not good at communicating, you’re probably not good at handling relationships. You can learn to excel at communication over time, and we’re here to help you out.

If you’ve been having problems in your professional and personal relationships, keep on reading to learn some useful tips about harboring healthy communication patterns. Let’s start!

Understand Your Own Feelings

Establishing good and healthy communication patterns is a complete process; the first step is to understand your own feelings before voicing them out to someone else. Sometimes, people feel something and immediately say it out loud, whether it’s anger, happiness, agitation, or something else.

Not understanding your feelings before relaying them to someone else can cause unnecessary conflict. When you feel something, sit down for a bit, and understand why you feel a certain way and what you want to do with these feelings.

Focus on Listening & Being Heard Together

Communication isn’t a one-way street. Most people still want to be heard but don’t have the patience to listen to someone else. To establish a healthy communication pattern, it’s important that you sit down, relax, and open your mind to understanding the other person’s point of view.

Avoid Arguments

Have you ever found yourself in a heated argument about something extremely silly and mundane? Trust us; we’ve all been there!

Most discussions tend to turn into large arguments because people are likely to stay steadfast in what they believe or feel. This reduces the compassion in relationships, making it hard for the other person to compromise.

Make it a point not to get fired up about something you don’t agree with. If you feel that a suggestion or a point of the conversation is making you angry, pause the conversation for a bit, take a walk, go eat ice cream and regroup once you are calmed down.

Select Neutral Locations

One of the most effective ways to communicate with someone is to set a neutral location – imagine having a very personal conversation at a public court only because your significant other is a lawyer. It would be super intimidating, right?

Pick out a park where you love walking or a restaurant where you had a significant date night. It will help you remember the good times and work through your differences without feeling overwhelmed, outnumbered, and more.

For more information about establishing healthy communication or finding the perfect secret for contentment, read The Happiness Guide: 7 Steps of Contentment by Jennifer Jennings. The book is a great way to find your inner self and learn how to tend to your own needs. Grab a copy today!