Each day this week I will be bringing one of the five areas of growth to get and learn from this situation. Today’s topic is about relationships….
In case you didn’t realize it before, it should be pretty obvious that we, as human beings, are social creatures.
When I do Mind Mapping lessons and sessions, I always teach about the mammalian part of the brain.
This part of our brain is wired for connection and bonding. It is also hyper-sensitive to judgment because of how much we crave to fit in with a tribe or pack.
With all that is going on, many of the relationships that you cherish have been put on hold. At least in terms of face to face interaction.
I know, we can hop on Zoom or social media, but that is not nearly the same. Yes, it’s better than nothing, but not the same.
Now, you have plenty of time to focus on those within your 4 walls. You know, your spouse, your kids, the dogs. Those that mean everything to you but that we are normally too busy to actually give undivided focus to. Well, NOW is that time.
Where your attention goes, energy flows. Put the damn phone down and listen and talk and laugh.
Pick up the phone and reach out to someone that you don’t call often enough. I know for me, this has been a blessing because I now talk to my mom a few times per week whereas in the past I wouldn’t make time for a phone call or I would wait until I heard from her.
Write a letter. Yes, handwritten. It’s genuine and has a much different impact than email or text (there are studies that show how the brain actually lights up way differently when someone receives something physical in the mail rather than email).
I just wrote my dad a cursive, one-page letter last week and it was awesome. I got to tell him things I normally don’t tell him and he was greatly appreciative. Taking the time to sit down and write and put it in a stamped envelope is one of the greatest investments you can make in any relationship.
Don’t take your friendships for granted again. EVER. It’s one thing to say that, but it’s another to act it out.
The easiest thing to do when this is all said and done will be to revert back to the norm. Don’t let it happen.
Relationships are the spice of life, they are what make life worth living.
Be unconventional – Kyle
1- The Fat Shredder is coming! Realistically it’ll probably start at some point in the backside of May and run until the 4th of July weekend. Here’s all you have to do for now: start thinking of your teammates. Each team will have at least a member, non-member and one woman (teams of 3). It’s gonna be epic and just what we all need at that time:)