The New Year is a time of hope and new beginnings. It’s a time many of us set goals and resolutions, often surrounding finances, health, and weight loss. While all goals are worthy, connecting with others should be your top priority of 2019.
Connecting With Those You Know
First up on your list, it is time to prioritize reconnecting with those you have fallen out of contact with and spending quality time with your nearest and dearest. This is also the time to forgive, which does not mean forget, and to ask for forgiveness. While electronic communication has its time and place, invest more time in in-person engagement—or at least video chat. Now is also the time to reevaluate the health of each relationship and if needed set boundaries, minimize contact, or loving let unhealthy or unproductive relationships go.
Expanding Your Social Circle
It’s time to expand and grow which means expanding your social circle and professional network is a must. This is easier than you might think, and fun as it requires you to put yourself out there and meet new people. Sign up and go to more industry, interest, and local events. You can even find ways to connect that include more travel.
Connecting With Your Community
There are many ways you can connect with your community in 2019. The benefits of community outreach are many, with being the change you wish to see in the world being at the top of the list. Volunteering and activism are also an excellent group activity with likeminded friends and family as well as a great way to make new friends.
Those we hold near and dear are what make life worth living so make connection your top goal of the year to come!