Inspiration can be found everywhere. In nature, media, people, and your own thoughts. A life filled with inspiration is one filled with passion, happiness, and a desire for more.
Relationships are the perfect place to become inspired. Being able to find inspiration in your partner allows you to continually see their positive qualities and for you to grow as a person.
Too often we are confused and mix up jealousy and inspiration. Learning to turn something about your partner that makes you jealous into something that inspires you, can be a game changer in your relationship. Turn their successes or skills into motivation and inspiration instead of competition and jealousy.
A couple that is continually inspired by each other is a couple that will never get bored, stray, or feel confined by their relationship. Here are some of the many reasons you need to start getting inspired by your partner.
Learn From Each Other
Although you shouldn’t strive to be exactly like your partner, being able to admire their talents and want to learn from them is a great way to stay connected.
Is your partner an amazing cook? Spend a day every week cooking together, with your partner showing you all their favourite dishes and techniques. Eventually you can cook them something special and they can appreciate you taking such a strong interest in their skills.
Help Each Other Grow
Relationships grow stagnant when partners stop growing both independently and together. Being able to see your partners strengths and get inspired by them allows you to keep growing in the right direction and brings you closer together.
The cheesy saying “You make me a better person” is only true if you stay inspired by your partner and continue to grow throughout your relationship.
Appreciate Small Positive Traits
It is too easy to get caught up in the small negative behaviours of your partner and forget all the amazing traits they have to offer. If you aren’t feeling inspired by your partner take a look at some of their greatest qualities. Are they generous, family oriented, hard workers?
Actively thinking about ways your partner inspires you will not only lead you to improving your own life, but remind you to appreciate your partner again. Check out our Little Loving Things exercise if you need help remembering how awesome your partner is on the daily.
Discover Positives in Every Aspect of Life
It can be hard to look past one overwhelmingly inspiring trait about your partner. They could be amazing athletes or have great work ethic, but do you see the other qualities they have? You may not have realized how comforting they can be when you have had a bad day, or how confident they are in bed. Get inspired by their hidden talents.
Try out our 7 Days of Inspiration exercise to discover something amazing about each other in every aspect of life. Their kindness, health, sexuality, and everything in between.
Opposite Traits are Awesome
They say opposites attract, but for some couples those opposites are what can also tear them apart. If your partners strengths are your weaknesses, don’t get mad, get inspired!
We have had so many Couple of the Week entries that feature couples who have learned to play off of each other’s strengths and grow as a couple. Your partner is easy going and your more organized. Recognize that both of these traits are strengths and you should look to each other for guidance when one is needed over the other.
Inspiration comes from so many places and in so many forms but being able to get inspired from your partner and with your partner is the ultimate relationship goal. If you never stop learning from each other you will never grow apart, you will only become a stronger couple.
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