We spend so. much. time. at. work.
Sometimes it feels like there is no time for anything else… especially friendships.
When you are going from work to trainings and then you have that new project added on your plate (that you kinda, really want to take on) and your friends are experiencing the same thing – sometimes making time for each other feels near impossible.
Tim Leberchet, from Harvard Business Review, brought some intriguing insights into the Age of Loneliness we seem to be in. Tim had some great suggestions about how to make some more connections at work.
But building relationships outside of work is important too. Even if we don’t feel like we have the time, we need those non-work related friends!
This week, we have Spencer Haney with us on what he loves to do [with friends] and how he makes the time!
What is that thing that you love to do? I love watching and attending sporting events. You can’t beat a good baseball game on a nice summer day!
Why do you love to do that? Sports have always been a passion of mine. It’s more of my place to “get away” and turn off my brain to recharge. It’s also a great way to connect with other people, so it fulfills that need that I have to be social.
In the midst of a busy schedule, how do you find time to do it? Isn’t that why they invented DVR? And yes, yes I do pay a premium to record, watch later, and fast forward through commercials.
What is one tip you’d make to someone who wanted to create a little more space to do something they enjoy? Be intentional about it. Schedule time in your day or calendar to do what it is that you love and don’t be afraid to turn off your phone or leave it somewhere. This way you won’t be bothered by emails, texts, or calls. You can come back at least twice as refreshed and ready to go!
So, this week, make a choice to take a break and engage in your relationship with someone you value!