Did you know that you can communicate with others without even saying a word? Think about your body language for a moment, are you confident and look people straight in the eye when talking to them? Do you have good posture and hold your head up high? Do you smile and use animated facial expressions? “Talk” with your hands? What about your body language, are you connecting successfully? Communication is one of the most important qualities of a healthy relationship, and it’s also one of the most important aspects of life and having your thoughts heard and understood!
So how do you know if you’re being understood and communicating effectively? One good way to measure is by how your friends and family react to what you’re saying. Are they comprehending what you’re trying to get across? Do they often have to ask you to repeat things or explain yourself further? If so, maybe you have to work on a new approach. Ask someone you know and trust, who communicates well, to help you with this. Better communication will also help bring down your frustration level and feel more understood… and eventually lead to healthier relationships!