Friday, November 22, 2013

8 Days of Healthy Tips before Thanksgiving...TIP #3

By now we're all familiar with this game I'm playing, so I'll get right into TIP #3....



This is a healthy tip for your mental well-being rather than your physical well-being, but in my opinion it's just as important as TIPS #1 and #2!

Have a conversation!  Sounds simple, I know....but please let this be your reminder to DO IT!  

Sit down with your grandparents....your children....your friends...and have a meaningful chat!  Put away the video games, shut off the TV and grab a coffee or hot chocolate and just TALK!  This is time together that you won't get back.

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Tell stories with each other, share things and connect - or reconnect! - with the people that mean the most to you!  Take the time to let these people know that they are important in your life.  It sounds small but it really feels good, and means a lot!

I have close girlfriends that I don't see or speak to all the time because we're...well...busy.  After college we all went off to do our own thing - I got married and started a family, some friends moved to the Big Apple and started the "Sex and the City", single-gal life, others went off to graduate school.  

We may not see or speak to each other every day or even every week, but when we do we pick up right where we left off.  We can see updates from Facebook and pictures, but it's nice to connect sometimes...not through text or email, but through real conversation.

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Take advantage of (free!) video chat to connect with loved ones that can't be with you physically!

Sometimes you need a reminder to make that extra call, or close your computer, to make the most of the moment that you're in, with the people you love!

Stay tuned for TIP #4 tomorrow :)

Do you have family or friends that you may not see or speak to all the time but when you do it's like no time has passed?