We tend to become absorbed in our daily activities that we forget to make time for our loved ones and friends. In the end spending time with loved ones and friends is what gives our life meaning. Your loved ones are the ones who are their to lift you up in joy and comfort you in sorrow. They are the ones where you can celebrate life events with. But also when you’re going to a rough path, they are the ones to listen and give advice. They will help you to get out of your comfort zone and they will give you a reality check when you need one. Besides that, studies have shown that people who spend a lot of time with their loved ones are more likely to live a healthier and happier life.
Sincere involvement has a magical effect on your well-being and happiness. It provides a sense of belonging and social connectedness. It just gives more meaning to your everyday life! Enough reasons to make time for our loved ones and friends.
Here are some tips to make time for your loved ones and friends even though you’re busy:
Make your loved ones and friends part of your routine. Just like eating and sleeping, make contacting your loved ones a part of your daily routine. You can send them a quick WhatsApp message or give them a call. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time. Just a quick reminder that you think about them and that you care about them.
Schedule time with your loved ones and family. Just like work meetings and appointments, schedule time with your partner, friends and family. Scheduling time will help you prevent from scheduling anything else.
Be a multitask pro. Even if you’re really busy, there are always moments throughout the day where you can make time for your loved ones. For example: plan a lunch date with your partner of a friend during your lunch break at work. Or give someone a call during your car ride.
Combine your to do’s with get togethers. You can also ask a loved one to come with you to your tasks. So for example, go grocery shopping together. Or go to a work out class together.
So now we know the power of love and friendship and how we can make more time for it. Let’s put it into practice now! Go find and schedule the time and enjoy the moments with your loved ones and friends. Have fun!