5 Communication Tips for Couples

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It is important to communicate effectively in every relationship. Being able to express your thoughts and feelings without getting overly emotional is a superpower that is largely underestimated. Most of the problems in relationships are caused and maintained by poor communication skills.  If you are interested in improving the way you communicate with your significant other, you are reading the right post. Below are some tried and tested communication tips for couples.

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5 Communication Tips for Couples

With daily struggles and life adversities, it has now become even more crucial to communicate properly. If you are dealing with highly emotive issues like trying to have a baby, you will need to be able to communicate properly with your partner to avoid confusion and added stress. Here are 5 tips that may help you communicate effectively –

Stay Calm

For you to express yourself properly, you have to ensure you stay calm. If you are having a conversation and things are beginning to escalate, it is best to step away and have the conversation at a later time when you are both less emotionally charged. When both parties are calm, a productive conversation can be had.

Pick the Right Time

It is best to discuss certain sensitive conversations when you are both in a relaxed state. If you are both struggling to conceive and you want to talk about fertility issues and how to go about trying for a baby, for example, you would not want to discuss that when either party is in a bad mood. This is why the best way to ensure communication lines stay open is to stay calm and pick the right time for certain conversations.

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Be Gentle

This links in with the first tip of staying calm but it deserves its own slot because it is super important to be gentle. Being gentle as you communicate reminds you to stay calm and keeps the conversation less emotionally charged which helps communication lines stay open.  Having a gentle tone means your partner would feel less attacked which would help the dialogue stay productive. If you are trying to have a baby and becomes overwhelming, you need to remember to be gentle with yourself and with each other, and express your thoughts and feelings in a gentle manner.

Speak Directly

It is always a good idea to communicate directly. Many people struggle in this area because they have grown up communicating with people indirectly and the thought of being direct with anyone scares them. However, if you want to have healthy communication, you need to learn how to speak directly and politely. Once you make a conscious effort to do this, you would find it gradually becomes your default setting, and you would also notice that you no longer feel any kind of resistance when you do speak honestly.

Self-soothing

If you notice that you easily get upset in general, you may benefit from some self-soothing. Conversations are more effective when emotions are balanced. You can self-soothe by having some quality time for yourself, going for a run/walk, reading, soaking yourself in a bathtub, and the like. Focusing on your needs from time to time keeps you balanced enough to communicate with others properly.

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How to Sleep Better at Night

With the current state of the world in general, having a good night’s sleep has never been more important. It is essential our bodies get all the rest needed to function properly. When we struggle with a lack of sleep at night, we may find that we also struggle to get on with our day. If you are not getting enough sleep and you are wondering what you could try to help you sleep better at night, here are some tips you may find useful:

Have a nightly routine

It is best to go to bed around the same time every night to get our bodies used to a nightly routine. The daily recommended sleeping hours for an adult is 7 hours. Sticking to a bedtime routine would help you get the recommended 7 hours of sleep every night because your body would get used to it. So ensure you go to bed and wake up at the same time every day even on weekends to reinforce your body’s sleep-wake cycle.

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Stay active during the day

It is important to stay active during the day so you would feel sleepy at night. Staying active is different for everyone. It could mean doing chores around the house, exercising, going for long walks, or running. Including physical activities in your daily routine would help you stay active during the day and help you sleep at night. Having said that, it is best to do physical activities during the day and not close to bedtime so it does not have a negative impact.

Watch what you consume

Pay attention to what you eat and drink hours before bedtime. It is best to stay away from caffeinated and alcoholic drinks in the evening if you struggle to fall asleep at night. You don’t want to go to be stuffed with food and you don’t want to go to bed hungry. Also, be mindful of what you watch and the conversations you take part in just before you sleep. It is best to keep it all light so nothing keeps you up at night.

Limit daytime naps

If you find yourself tossing and turning at night when you should be fast asleep then you may want to limit daytime naps if you can’t eliminate them altogether. Limit your nap to one hour a day and avoid napping late in the day. Any naps too late in the afternoon may negatively impact your sleep routine at night.

 

How to improve your financial wellbeing

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Financial well-being is all about how people feel about money and how their finances impact their overall health and well-being. Now many of us can relate to the fact that money worries can feel very draining. Life requires money on a daily basis, and when it feels like you don’t have enough to sort out your necessities, it can lead to all sorts of physical and mental health issues. This is why it is so important to focus on financial well-being before a money crisis crops up.

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There is currently a cost of living crisis in many parts of the world, and it is now even more important to stay on top of financial obligations before it becomes an issue. It is super easy to find yourself living paycheck to paycheck, this is why it is important to pay attention to your finances.

How to improve your financial wellbeing

I am not a financial adviser but I have lived experience of dealing with financial worries, and that is why you are reading this post. If you are struggling with financial issues, here are a few ideas that may help you to improve your financial well-being:

Have multiple sources of income

Regardless of how good your salary is, it is always a great idea to have multiple sources of income, especially in this current economic climate. You can never have too many sources of income. Multiple sources of income would do wonders for your financial well-being and would enable create more wealth.

Get life insurance with no medical exam

If you don’t have life insurance in place, it is always a good idea to set one up. There are various plans available for different needs. Nowadays, it is even possible to get life insurance with no medical exam. However, this is not guaranteed. It is usually determined on a case-by-case basis, so do shop around for the best life insurance plan for your needs. Your financial well-being will thank you for this smart financial move.

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Sort out your pension

It may not be possible to earn income from multiple sources forever. Therefore, having a pension is important. Many freelancers may underestimate the importance of having a pension and may overlook setting up, but this should really be at the top of the list. There are various pension packages available so there are plenty of options to suit different budgets and requirements.

Grow your savings

Having some money saved up is important. Unforeseen circumstances may lead to a job loss for example Having some form of savings would in situations like that. Having savings also means you don’t have to worry too much about money, and this is great for your financial well-being. A few hundred pounds saved up every month would do wonders for your financial future and would improve your relationship with money.

I hope you find these tips useful and I hope they get you thinking about how you can improve your financial well-being and pave the way to financial freedom.

 

 

 

 

 

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