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 #7 : Get
together with a friend at least once a month
When our lives get too busy, having fun with friends
is usually the first thing to go. We think we don't need that
time. But, people that get together with friends are healthier,
live longer, and have less stress. Friends allow you to be you
instead of "wife", "father", "employee",
and all your other roles.
When was the last time you were able to see a
friend? If time is tight, try making a standing date with a friend
to go out for lunch or to a movie once a month. No planning, no
scheduling. Or if it seems like all your friends are so busy get
them together once a month for a night out. They can get to know
each other and you get to see most of your friends without having
to see everyone separately.
An insightful book on the importance of friendship
Know Just What You Mean by Ellen Goodman and Pat O'Brien.
If you have found yourself wanting to make friends,
try going to church, volunteering at something you are passionate
about, joining a book club or writer's group, inviting the parents
of your kid's friends over for dessert, or going online to find
the e-mail addresses of old friends you have lost contact with.
Deep friendships require time and maintenance.
Write or call to let them know you are thinking of them. Bring
soup when they are sick. Encourage them when they are trying something
new. Help them pack when they move. Find out their needs and how
you can be there for them. Here are some qualities of a solid
do you want to reconnect with?
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