52 Tiny Changes
You've done it before. Tried to change your whole life in 30
days. Only to fizzle out at day 10 because it take too much time.
Join me in making a small change each week and by the end of the
year you will have made 52 improvements to your life!
with 52 changes in the subject line. Or come here each week for
a new change and some steps to help you along the way.
Tiny Change #22: Make a plan to regularly
call your parents, grandparents, siblings or others you consider
many times have you gotten so busy, you realize you haven't
talk to your mom in your month? How many birthdays have you
missed recognizing recently? Who do you wish you could get to
know better, but it just hasn't happened?
It might be time to start scheduling in those
times with your loved ones. If this rubs you the wrong way,
remember, this isn't saying you can never be spontaneous and
call someone up at the spur of the moment. It just means you
will be remembering to make contact more often. And what's wrong
Start by making a list with three columns. In
the first column, list friends, family and acquaintances you
want to regularly get in touch with. In the second column, decide
how often you want to communicate. In the next column you can
write the main way you will make contact: email, a letter, a
phone call, a lunch date, etc.
Since I already had a cleaning schedule with
daily, weekly and monthly tasks to do, I thought I might as
well incorporate these relationships into that schedule. After
all, people are even more important than a clean house. On my
daily list, along with make bed and do dishes, I wrote down
one on one time with my two kids and with my husband. On my
Monday list, I have grocery shop and calling my parents. Once
a month, in the second week, I am reminded to write my aunt.
At the beginning of each month, I also have
a note to remember to send cards, buy presents and make note
of people's special days.
Week Five If you want to go into even more depth on evaluating
Ways to Encourage Others Wonderful ways to support friends
Who haven't you talked to in awhile?
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