I am definitely an extravert. I get my energy connecting with others. Nothing fills my cup more than engaging with a friend, finding common ground, sharing with each other about things that matter. I can do without the small talk. I mean sitting down for tea or a meal with a friend and engaging in a heart to heart. That inspires me and lifts me, gives my day a bonus gift. The sharing and connection doesn’t have to be long or highly intense, even brief sharing can fill me up and prepare me to give back to my family and to the world.
The time I spend with a friend or family member isn’t about the cup of tea or the glass of wine. It is about the connection we have shared, the experience of being together and being there for one another.
Is your cup spiritually or mentally given a refill when you connect with someone in your life? How often do we put off calling a friend, answering an email, sitting to chat for an extra ten minutes? Do we think are children will stop breathing, the dirty dishes will fill up the house? Connecting with someone isn’t a guilty pleasure, for some it can be a necessity. Your children will see how more engaged you are with them when you have had time for yourself and a friend and trust me, the dishes will still be there to wash.
Who have you been wanting to reach out to, but simply haven’t had the time? Sometimes making the time for that connection takes care of all the little things you were worried about.