Cultivating your primary relationship can benefit wellbeing.

This might be with your partner, your parent, your child, your friend or your pet.
It might also be with yourself.

The aim is to nurture your primary relationship.

Do things together
Express gratitude
Interact with compassion and kindness
Set boundaries where necessary

Consider that your most important relationship might be the one you have with yourself
Who else is with you your whole life long?
What might your other relationships be like if you have a good relationship with yourself?
Explore the literature on self compassion.
Research shows that increasing self compassion results in an increase in compassion towards others and a reduction in burnout.

Self Compassion website:

Book: Mindful Self Compassion – Dr. Chris Germer

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