Relationships come in many forms but there are two main types; platonic and romantic. Both are a mutual relationship of trust, affection, and support between two people that becomes increasingly important for our health and happiness. While some relationships come and go leaving behind no ill feelings, others are harder to move forward from. Fortunately, there are many resources to use when healing can be difficult. Jay Shetty a storyteller, podcaster & former monk shares videos with helpful tips and advice to help in this area.
Good relationships are good for your health. They can help you celebrate good times and provide support during bad times. We are social beings. We are meant to be in relationship with others. We are meant to love and be loved. Without relationships, we are lonely. And that loneliness builds as life progresses without real connection. The heart breaks through isolation too.
Healthy relationships can also:
- Increase your sense of belonging and purpose
- Boost your happiness and reduce your stress
- Improve your self-confidence and self-worth
- Help you cope with traumas, such as serious illness, job loss, or the death of a loved one
- Encourage you to change or avoid unhealthy lifestyle habits
Having a healthy social circle also plays a significant role in promoting your overall health. Adults with strong social support have a reduced risk of many significant health problems, including depression, high blood pressure, and an unhealthy body mass index (BMI). Studies have even found that older adults with a rich social life are likely to live longer than their peers with fewer connections.
But when issues occur in your relationships, finding guidance and support to get back on track can be difficult. Jay Shetty is dedicated to living self-growth and service-focused, for three years he lived as a monk. He’s studied timeless wisdom including mediations, mastering the mind, mindfulness, gratitude, and managing negativity. All skills that are necessary when healing from difficult relationships.
Jay’s best-selling book, Think Like a Monk, applies timeless wisdom, modern science and practical tools that can help with relationships, finding your purpose, and overall mindset. Jay explains, “I can’t make all your problems go away, but I can give you the tools to overcome them”.
“I can’t make all your problems go away, but I can give you the tools to overcome them”
Watch some of Jay’s most popular videos on relationships and healing:
The Secret To Having A Healthy Relationship
In a interview with his wife, Radhi Shetty, Jay discusses health, happiness, and the components of a successful relationship.
How To Improve Long Distance Relationships
Long-distance relationships can be really difficult. Communication in relationships is already complicated let alone when you add mileage. Here are 5 proven tips from Jay that can improve in your relationship.
How To Handle Being Left or Dumped
Whether the relationship lasted three weeks or three years, breakups can leave us feeling heartbroken, lost and even physically ill. While there’s no magic formula to do away with the pain of a split, having healthy coping mechanisms in place is essential to getting over your ex and moving on with strength and grace.
Every relationship is unique, and people come together for many different reasons. Part of what defines a healthy relationship is sharing a common goal for exactly what you want the relationship to be and where you want it to go. Healthy relationships have been shown to increase our happiness, improve health and reduce stress. Jay has many videos on simple ways to make relationships healthy, even though each relationship is different. Be sure to check out his Youtube page and follow him on Instagram to see more.