How often have you been going about your daily business, when it hits you – “I haven’t seen so-and-so in months, I should reach out.”
Follow-up question: do you actually reach out to that person? Grab a coffee? Catch up?
Yeah, that’s what we thought. No judgment here girl, we find ourselves in the same cycle.
Simply put, we aren’t making time to connect with our community, and the people that give us life and drag us out of our cocoons of responsibility and routine. Why? Well, penciling people in is a true art form in our deadline-filled, digital society. It’s easy to find yourself slipping.
Here’s our advice – are you ready?
Dedicate time for lunch dates, coffee outings, etc. – be relentless about it!
Be realistic about what you can and cannot fit in. Not every hangout needs to be an elaborate event.
When you are spending time with others, BE PRESENT.
Give yourself (and your friend) grace.
Just remember, we’re stronger together, and you don’t have to face everything alone. So make a plan, test it out, and take note of how you feel. We’d love to hear how it goes!