Connection: [Well-being definition] Feeling close and connected to the people around you.
Could there be a more fitting theme for the most festive month of the year?
For the last 3-months we’ve really been looking inward, focusing on self-awareness, self-acceptance & most recently self-worth. Now it’s time to look to our loved ones, to our families & friends – to our network.
To me, there are 3 types of relationships: the good, the bad and the room for improvement.
We need to focus on fostering & cherishing the good ones. We need to process, and let-go of the bad, and we should invest time in nurturing the ones that could become something great.
Why? Because we flourish when we feel loved & connected…
It’s the fulfilment of one of our most basic human needs.
And it’s so worth the time, the effort & often the vulnerability of really making ourselves open to a person when the potential result is a connection that fills our lives with joy & many treasured moments.
What an opportune time of year to show our loved ones how much they mean to us. To open ourselves to building better connections with those that aren’t quite there yet, and to wish those we’ve let go (or who’ve maybe let us go) all the best in their lives ahead.
I hope you’ll join me as we work on strengthening our connections with those around us.
We’ll also take a look back over 2019 and see how far we’ve come on our well-being journey.
Plus I’ve got an extra special giveaway for you this month, well it is Christmas after all!
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Here are my featured posts for December:
Time to get involved!
Who do you love spending this time of year with the most? Are there any relationships you’ve worked on improving this year – how did it go? Do you find you focus too much on the not-so-great relationships in your life? What helps you to feel loved and connected? Do you feel it’s harder to foster meaningful connections in this day and age? I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences
If you’re a blogger and have a post relating to connection let me know – I’d love to share it with the Living.Pretty.Happy community. In the meantime, get in touch via the comments box below, I always love to hear from you!