Posts tagged relationships
My daughter is applying to colleges right now, and the process got me thinking about my own college advisor. I never really felt like I gave him the right thank you, so I decided to send him chocolates and a letter. Just sending out love, not expecting anything in return, or even that he’d remember me. Not only did he remember me, but he was beyond touched to hear from me and sent me a long letter in return. Never underestimate the power of a late thank you.
We’re all over the upsides of social media and using apps to organize our lives, but sometimes you’ve just got to unplug to connect. Forgot how to send a message that’s more than 140 characters? Get meaningful with these 4 ways to connect for real.
Got 5 minutes? Meditate. Before you reach out to someone else, take five to connect with yourself. Do this first to start every interaction with someone else from a place of balance.
Got 10 minutes? Phone a friend. The ubiquity of text messaging has made a simple phone call, with an actual person’s voice on the other end, quite a special thing. If just thinking of a certain someone puts a smile on your face, take it as a sign and make a quick call—preferably from a landline, if you still have one of those.
Got 20 minutes? Write a letter. A personally handwritten note can build much stronger bridges than email. We’ve all got difficult relationships in our lives, but sometimes those people are our best teachers. Think of someone with whom your relationship has not been easy, then dig out the stationery and write that person a real letter.
Got 1 hour? Snag some face time. (No, not on your iPhone.) If you’ve fallen out of touch, there’s no better time than now to reconnect. Contact an old friend to schedule a coffee date or meet up for a walk and play catch up.
Tap the Well: Next time you’re out to eat, introduce your dinner companions to our new favorite game. Upon sitting, place all cell phones face down on the table. The first person to impulsively phone-check buys the whole meal.
For more tips on living well, visit The Well Daily, your ultimate guide for creating health and happiness. Get the best wellness techniques, products, recipes and general goodness by signing up. Make sure to follow The Well Daily on Twitter and like it on Facebook too!