Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend and that the sunday scaries have gone away 😀
There’s been a good bit of change in my life recently and I’ve found myself to be a lot busier than I normally would be. I’ve been exercising alongside working in a public-facing environment as well as tackling college and writing. I also have been trying to be a better friend.
One of the mindfulness tricks and tips that I have taken on board since the new year was to take note of the amount of times I refer to myself in a conversation. Thankfully, it hasn’t been a lot and I actually started doing this a few years ago. I would try and not make any conversation about myself. If the person I was talking to asked about me I would answer and if they didn’t then that was fine too. Sometimes I might tell a story to relate but I would never over do it. However, this year I’ve really started to make an effort into listening to my friends.
I’ve always felt like I was bad at keeping up with friends when the reality was that I just needed my own space. Luckily, my friends are understanding and have reassured me that my insecurities are out of place. So, this post is a little thank you to them, but it is also a note from me to you to make sure that you are listening to your friends and not just waiting for your turn to speak. Do the same with your family.
Oftentimes, listening to a family member or a friend talk about anything, whether it be negative or positive, can give you the social interaction you need for the day while also keeping you grounded and informed about what’s going on in your loved one’s lives.
As always, stay safe, wear your mask and keep your distance. Look after yourselves!