Yesterday I wrote about the Fresh Start effect, and letting go of things. Let’s think today on what you want more of
• Better relationships
• A more satisfying career
• More time just to be, so you get off the hamster wheel
If I take the first area today, Better Relationships, I can signpost you to a quiz I created for Oddfellows around a Friendship MOT.
I’ve put the link to the quiz below. Along with the longer article.
Friendships are vital to our social wellbeing and can have a direct impact on our physical and mental wellbeing. In fact, research suggests being socially disconnected is as bad for your health as smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day. A Friendship MOT helps you to take stock of your network and identify what needs to change to ensure you feel fulfilled and supported by those around you.
For various reasons we can lose touch with friends – they or we move away, we change job or our interests change. For many, family and work leave little time for socialising or we focus on a new relationship.
Somebody could have 100 friends, another person just 2 or 3, it’s all about what is right for us. We may be independent, but there are times when it helps to be able to talk through a problem with someone, have someone to go to the theatre with, or a gig, or someone to join us in a new activity.
It’s also worth considering the age and background of our friends, it’s so useful to have friends across the generations and with those who are different and encourage us to try new things.
Finally, sometimes we need to let some friends go – they may be overly negative or even considered toxic. Or you just have nothing in common. It’s the energy vampires I like to get rid of. Mainly we should feel uplifted by people and not put down.
Published On: March 17th, 2024 / Categories: Inspiration, Personal Development /