One of my biggest pet peeves is learning more about my loved ones on Facebook than by actually spending quality time with them.
Know what I mean?
When the cogs and wheels of the machine of my life really get going, it’s easy for me to put the blinders on, keep my nose to the grindstone, and fail to connect to the people that mean the most to me.
I’m so not okay with this!
Let’s be real:
Is the minutiae of life more important than our loved ones?
Are we really that important, or do we just want to feel important?
Who do we want to be important to?
In today’s Self-care Tuesday, we’re talking connection.
Can I challenge you?
How long has it been since you sat down with the one person who seems to keep popping into your mind?
You see their status updates and feel like you are participating in life with them, but when was the last time you sat across from a table with them, or at the very least, heard the sound of their voice?
Maybe it’s time to phone a friend.
Reach Out and Touch Someone
Make a call. Set a date.
Coffee. Tea. Cocktails.
Play date. Walking date. Slumber party.
If you need to re-connect to yourself, find a way to slow down and quiet down in order to touch base with yourself.
Are you are on the right path at the right pace for your priorities, preferences, and goals?
Maybe you need to re-connect with something bigger than yourself.
Source. Universe. Nature. God.
Whatever you call it, phone that friend too.
Connection is Vital to Health
Having friends on Facebook is more of a relationship with a computer screen, not an actual person.
Living in social media isolation is not true connection, nor is health promoting.
Make the call. Set it up. Hear a voice. See a smile.
I assure you, connecting is going to fill your tank in an amazing way.
You will feel inspired, loved, important, and energetic.
And as an added benefit, with the energy hanging out with your loved ones provides, you will experience a tremendous boost of excitement and motivation when it comes to that busy to-do list!
Now it’s your turn!
In the comments below, tell us who you are going to connect with.
Consider it a “cosmic contract” and a promise to yourself.
How long has it been since you’ve seen this person? What would meeting and re-connecting with them mean to you?