When was the last time you told your family and close personal friends that you loved them? Whatever your answer, do it today and Spend time with them.
Expressing those kinds of feelings isn’t easy. Hang out with your family or treasured friends. Talk to them. Listen to them. Understand them.
Obviously no way to live long-term and no matter how busy we are. It’s crucial to spend quality time with the people we love. It recharges our batteries and increases our happiness meter.
Just spending a little time with someone shows that you care, shows that they are important enough that you’ve chosen and out of all the things to do on your busy schedule to find the time for them. And if you go beyond that and truly connect with them through good conversation, that says even more. Many times it’s our actions, not just our words that really speak what our hearts feel.
Taking the time to connect with those you love will bring you true happiness.
The more you do it, the happier you’ll be. Spending time and having fun with others is a great way to de-stress your life.
Here are some ways to keep your time with your loved ones fun and exciting
- You might not get the chance to visit or call to the person every day, but at least once a week, spend some 10 min in a call or take 30 minutes to drop in on someone you love and just visit.
- Going for walks together is a great way to wrap up your day, get in some exercise, take in the fresh air, and connect with loved ones.
- Have a good lunch or go somewhere with a loved one. Who among us doesn’t have a couple of free hours each month?
- Don’t just spend time with someone. Pay attention to that person. Listen. Really be there, in that moment, with that person. Because that’s a moment you’ll never get back, so spend it wisely.
- Tell jokes, crack each other up, do something fun and spontaneous.
- Finally, if you’re finding it increasingly difficult to find enough time to spend with those you love, it’s important to take a closer look at your to-do list. Look to eliminate things that aren’t absolutely necessary and try to delegate the work if possible. Start re-prioritizing, and don’t feel bad saying no to extra things that you just can’t reasonably fit in.
Having money or a whole bunch of stuff won’t comfort you when you’re sad, happy, need someone to listen to you or show up at your wedding, when you’re sick, and when you pass away. Friends and family are what make life worth living.
Spending time with the ones that you care about is the best way to show them that you care.