We all get to a point where we're constantly on the go with work and life so much so that we forget to stop, relax and take time for ourselves. It's just as important to take care of yourself and your relationship with friends, family or your significant other if not more than your work!
Actually it IS more important than work!
Work will always be there, whereas your relationship with others may not be. We need to take time to cherish these relationships and put more time into nurturing them. I will admit first handedly that I have a tendency to get caught up in the noise of everything.
Of course I check in with my family and friends to see how they're doing, but maybe it's not enough! I find myself reflecting and thinking I should call or text more often. We all have those moments. But how do we get better at checking in with them?
This past weekend, my boyfriend and I took a weekend vacation for Valentine's Day. We went to the Montage in Laguna Beach, CA. If you haven't been there, it's definitely a spot to put on your list! It didn't have that hotel feeling that most places do. It felt more like your own little beach house, cozy and peaceful.
It was short and sweet, but it was just what we needed to step away from reality and put down our phones to enjoy the peace and quiet. It allowed me to think, relax, reflect and regroup.
We need more times like this in our lives. Everyone needs to take a break from reality and technology. Take a step back and enjoy mother nature and the people around you.
I wanted to share three things that I've found helpful when it comes to nurturing my relationships with others.
If you have to, schedule it in your phone or planner. It may sound silly, but our minds are going a million miles per hour during the day and it's normal to forget. Writing it down just helps you remember to give them a call.
If you're going through a rough patch or just stressed out, let them know that you might be MIA for awhile. Letting them know that you'll give them a call in a couple weeks or so gives them that reassurance that you still care.
In order for you to be the best for others, you have to work on yourself. If you're unhappy or stressed out, you're probably not going to want to talk much or worse you might take it out on them.
Take this time to reflect on your relationships with others. Is there someone who you've been meaning to reach out to, but life just got in the way? It's OK! There's no judging!
Check in with them and let them know that you've been thinking of them and want to know how they're doing.
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As always, thanks for reading!