Beyond Facebook: Develop a Support System

Social – Activity: Develop a Support System

People are social beings, and connection with others is an important part of our lives. #4 of Lessons for Living from Psychology Today, is SOCIAL NETWORKS MATTER. While Facebook is a helpful way to maintain connections with lots of people, sometimes we need deeper connections that require more care to develop.

StayConnected

This week, plan to cultivate relationships. Stay Connected with this free printable of ideas for actions you can take.

Stay Connected

Close Friends & Immediate Family (Spouse, children, mother, father, sisters, brothers)

Friends & Extended Family (cousins, aunts & uncles, nephews)

Acquaintances (Club members, co-workers, classmates, etc.)

Professional Support System (Teachers, Doctors, other paid service providers and agencies)

Brighten Their Day!

Communicate:

  • Facebook post
  • Call
  • Send an email, card, or letter
  • Celebrate special occasions
  • Send thank-you notes
  • Go for coffee

A little higher level of attention:

For your closest relationships:

  • Use their Love Language
  • Schedule a Date night or Kids Day Out
  • Invite to dinner

Friendships are like flowers in the garden of life, which require care to flourish. We develop and maintain connections with attention and appreciation. The amount of time spent and level of connection will depend on the closeness of the relationship. Understand about boundaries and how to set them. Relationships, like conversation, consist of a well balanced give and take.

Read more about Support Systems

This is one of the weekly activities for a Year of Personal Development.

I enjoy finding great information, combining it in new ways, and packaging it creatively. I'm highly interested in the areas of goal setting, time management, and skills to improve life.

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