Get Connected

Join with others – have conversations, join local community groups, speak with friends and family more, be friendly – say hello to people that you meet.

Connect with yourself

  • Like ‘Get Resilient’, learn to listen to yourself, your inner thoughts and moods – reflect.
  • Enrol on a course, where you could meet like-minded people.
  • Be yourself, open and honest – you are then likely to find friends with whom you feel most comfortable.
  • Discover your own boundaries and those of the people in your life, so you can find happier ways of spending time together. Set a target; keep a journal for 3 months of where your time goes.
  • At the end of each day, spend 10 minutes asking yourself what went well today what could be better. Then try putting it to one side and going to sleep.
  • “Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.”  Get some rest.

Connect with others

  • Phone or visit a friend or family member who you haven’t spoken to for a while for a chat.
  • Invite friends, family or neighbours around for some food. Even sharing a bag of chips can build a sense of togetherness.
  • Have a social media holiday. Agree with family, friends or colleagues, a time when you will all not use social media.  It could be one hour per week on a Wednesday.  See how it can build solidarity and help you feel connected.
  • Pay attention, really listen to others and show you care – what are they actually telling you?
  • Allocate some time to “get together” with the people in your life who count.
  • Join a local community or hobby group.

Connect with Community

  • Be friendly – smile, make eye contact and say hello to people when you are out and about.
  • Undertake a gesture of kindness for others g. make them a brew, prepare a meal for them, do a chore for them which they are struggling to find the time to do themselves, etc.
  • Ask questions and don’t give off the impression that you know everything, thereby allowing the other person the time and space they need to share their knowledge with you.
  • Take a look at some of the excellent ideas on: https://secondstepblogs.wordpress.com/tag/get-connected/

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