I love Planters Nuts. I know, I know, they’re unhealthy and they probably are not the best food choice. But when I’m getting ready to watch the latest episode of my favorite reality TV show and need a snack, I’ll go for the nuts. They’re delicious, filling, and nutrient-dense! Sure, moderation is important–I don’t eat them every day because then I’d have to get bigger pants–but when it comes to committing to eating better snacks, this is one of my go-to treats.
At first glance, you may be thinking about how odd it is to compare a relationship with Planters Nuts—especially if you’re the type who doesn’t like nuts—but hear me out! When it comes down to it there are many similarities between our commitment in relationships and our commitment with food choices. With either we can decide whether or not we want to continue doing something that serves us well but also has some downsides (like how nuts can be high in calories). The conclusion? A healthy relationship with yourself requires that you allow yourself some slack while also making sure not to fall into the bad habit of being mean toward yourself.”
It’s a journey
The reason why I think you should use Planters as a metaphor for relationships is because it’s a journey.
You will have some bad nuts, you will have some good nuts, and sometimes you may even find yourself with a handful of nuts that are so bad they can’t be eaten. But what makes the journey worth it is finding those hidden treasures—the ones that make every bite worth every penny spent on them!
You learn to enjoy the occasional nut
- You learn to enjoy the occasional nut. You may not be perfect or even close to it, but you learn to accept that fact and not expect perfection from your partner either.
- You don’t expect things from your partner that they aren’t capable of doing. If you have an idea for a project or event that would benefit both you and them, but it does require some effort on their part (like moving furniture), don’t expect them to go along with it just because it’s good for both of you. Be respectful of their limits and try something else instead if necessary.
- You learn how important honesty is in a relationship—both honesty between partners, and honesty with yourself about who you really are as a person and what kind of relationship will best fit your needs right now (even if those needs change over time).
The most important thing we can do when trying new foods is remember our manners! So please remember these tips when approaching new relationships: say hello first; share food with others whenever possible; listen carefully before speaking up; repeat back what others said so they know they were heard clearly; ask questions before jumping into conclusions about someone else’s motives; eat slowly so as not disrupt anyone else at the table who might still be eating theirs quickly–and always chew thoroughly before swallowing any food whatsoever!
You get to share with your friends and family
You can share your favorite recipes and snacks with your friends, family, and partner.
You can share your favorite snacks with your friends.
You can share your favorite snacks with your family.
You can share your favorite snacks with your partner.
You can share them with both the kids in the house, or just one of them if it’s an extra special treat!
You may have some bad nuts
There will be times when you find yourself with a bad nut. Maybe your partner does something that you don’t like, or has said something offensive. Maybe they’ve hurt your feelings, or broken your trust in them. It doesn’t matter why it happened—the most important thing is to remember not to take it personally.
There are a lot of different ways we can react when someone hurts us: we might get angry and yell at them, lash out at them passive-aggressively (for example by avoiding them), try to manipulate them into doing what we want, or even just give up on the relationship altogether and walk away from everything good that we have together because this one moment made us think everything was ruined forever. But none of these reactions help anything; they only make things worse!
You can make many different things with it, from breakfast to dessert!
It is easy to think of a favorite snack as something that can only be eaten one way, but the truth is, there are many ways to eat your favorite snack. It could be with a knife and fork or it could be with your hands. It could be on a plate or it might even be in your hand or mouth. You can eat it on a napkin or paper towel (or any other type of paper). And last but not least, you can even eat it in the bowl from which you serve yourself!
You may have been conditioned by society to think this way when eating out at restaurants with friends and family members who have different tastes from yours—for example: eating pizza with one person who likes sausage topping on their slice while another person prefers pepperoni; eating ice cream cones together where one person prefers chocolate chips while another enjoys sprinkles instead; drinking hot cocoa in wintertime when everyone else loves warm cider instead. So why not make room for more variety in how we interact with each other? There are endless possibilities!
In order to build a strong relationship, you need to stay committed. It’s not easy but once you do it, you will reap the rewards.
In your relationship with your partner:
- Stay committed even when things seem discouraging and difficult.
- Stay committed when life gets in the way of what is most important for both of you.
- Stay committed even when everything seems hopeless and out of control; don’t give up on each other!
In achieving your goals:
- Stay committed no matter how long it takes or how difficult something may seem at times; this is an investment into something greater than yourself! (e)g., “I am going to lose weight and live healthier so that I can be around my family longer!” Or “I am going to pass my test so that I can get my degree!” And so on…
You can motivate yourself without being mean to yourself.
- You can be kind to yourself and still be motivated.
- You can set goals without being too hard on yourself.
- You can be kind to yourself while still being ambitious.
- You can be kind to yourself without being lazy.
- You can be kind to yourself without being a pushover.
In sum, we’ve shown you how to motivate yourself through positive reinforcement, rather than self-criticism. If you find that you need some extra help staying on track with your goals, and if you want to learn some new techniques for doing so, then try talking to a friend or family member about what works best for them. It may surprise you how much they have in common with us!