How do you build healthy communication skills?
Healthy communication requires self-awareness, vulnerability, authenticity, and honesty. The way that you communicate is closely related to your feelings about yourself and your self-worth.
How to Develop Healthy Communication Skills?
There are many different ways to improve your communication skills. Here are some useful ideas:
Use 'I' statements whenever you are trying to communicate about yourself. When you use sentences that begin with 'I' you condition yourself to share and be more open.
Avoid 'You' statements when having challenging conversations. When you begin a statement with 'you,' it sounds like blame or accusation.
Learn to tap into empathy when communicating with others. Empathy is a fundamental human capacity requires an understanding of how others feel and is a great tool to employ when trying to improve communication. When you speak in a way that is considerate of others' feelings, the conversation will be much more pleasant.
Understand that communication involves both speaking and listening.
Practice healthy communication skills as often as possible. You will be surprised at how easily you can improve.