Make the most of the good things in your life! It can be tempting to connect with friends and roommates over all of the things that seem to go wrong in a day. What if we approached it differently? Today, try connecting with your friends about the good in their life, and notice how it feels.
Some questions you might ask:
- What’s one good thing that happened to you today?
- What was a time you felt calm today?
- Did you have a social connection that felt good today?
Checking in with friends who are struggling and having a safe space to talk about life’s challenges matters a lot. It’s also important to remind each other of all the good that’s already in our lives. When you’re having this conversation with your friends, try to listen mindfully, and ask them follow-up questions about their positive experiences. Notice if you feel an increased sense of connection.