Sometimes you need to take a little detour and connect with others. If you work at home by yourself, every now and then it is good to take a detour and connect with others. Perhaps these are friends you already know. Perhaps you can make new friends quickly. Here is my list … maybe you can add a few of your own in the comments.
- Go for a walk. In my neighborhood, if you go for a walk, you will frequently meet others going for a walk as well. Many of the walkers are dog owners. Others just enjoy the almost spring air we have had recently.
- Go to the library. I feel fortunate our library is only two blocks from our home. The librarians are friendly, and all sorts of local people enjoy the warm atmosphere. Books, magazines and internet connections are the initial draw into the library, but sometimes a short conversation about a book, an event or the weather can provide a new or renewed connection.
- Write a letter to a friend. Use snail mail (postal mail) to write the letter. Include a picture, a drawing, a photo.
- Call a friend on the phone.
- Invite a friend to tea.
- Connect in person with someone you met online. Someone connected with me on LinkedIn whom I had never met in person. I sent her a message and asked if she wanted to connect in person. Since she lives locally, we had a good time connecting while eating some good sushi.
- Hold a drawing or writing workshop. Here’s one I’ve been meaning to do. An artist friend has just moved back to Highland Park – I’m going to talk to her about some art workshop ideas. Stay tuned on this one.
How do you connect with friends? Care to share any of your own tales?
Note about the photo: you can see the tree that used to be before Hurricane Sandy blew it down. The snow is all gone.