Spending time with my family and friends restores my energy. My loved ones breathe new life into my days.
My family and friends help me to feel connected.
I enjoy giving my time and talents to the people close to me. I may cook a special dinner or give them a ride to the airport.
Quality time with my loved ones increases my ability to deal with stress. I bounce back from disappointments faster.
When I am with my loved ones, I find myself smiling and laughing more. Movies and TV shows seem funnier when we watch them together. Even a trip to the dentist’s office becomes amusing.
Most of all, I experience living as my authentic self. I embrace myself with all my flaws and strengths. I receive validation. I am loved for who I am.
Sometimes we just hang out. We may do a load of laundry or watch a sunset. Other times we talk about anything from car troubles to our spiritual beliefs. I also ensure I spend time listening. I want to understand their views and experiences.
We share chores and adventures. Cleaning out the garage becomes more fun when we do it together as a family. Vacations become more exciting with a friend along for the sightseeing and scuba diving.
Today, I give thanks for my loved ones. Their presence fills me with energy and strength.
- How can I make more time in my schedule to spend with loved ones?
- How can I stay in touch with family and friends who live far away?
- What are some activities I enjoy sharing with family and friends?