After my walk and a morning meeting I’ve been sitting here cleaning out some emails.
We are bombarded with messages and constant communication these days.
It’s easy to fall victim to relying on social media and electronic communication to connect with others. I know it’s easier to text and email. By no means am I suggesting we stop utilizing these huge time-savers.
What if, just for today, you were to make it personal?
Rather than text, email or send a FB message today choose one opportunity to pick up the phone to communicate instead.
Let’s face it, something is usually lost in electronic communication and by relying heavily on it, we miss out on the personal aspect that is so very important in our relationships.
I’ve realized lately that some of my communication with friends have become so electronic that it’s hard to remember when we last spoke, let alone caught up over a cup of coffee.
I’ve also found that lately when I see a friend has left a voicemail or see her name pop up on the caller ID, I immediately assume it’s bad news or that there’s a problem. Not that I’m a gloom and doom sort, but we’ve become so accustomed to not talking I figure it must be something big (or bad) to elicit an old-fashioned phone call.
This does not have to be a lengthy chat. A quick “check in” phone call will do just fine.
Let me know how it goes.