Summer is typically a great time for relaxing and reflection, unless you are in a field that ramps up in the summer. This year our summer vacations may look different thus making it a perfect opportunity to reflect on your relationships.
Assess your Level
Has anything shifted for you with respect to relationships in the past few months? Besides the video chat or meeting burnout, is your social battery drained or is it fully charged? On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being low and 10 being high what level is your social battery at?
What does your score tell you about yourself?
What does your score tell you about your social needs?
Is 2020 the Year of NO New Friends?
The article that I’m linking to for this post: “2020 Is the Year of No New Friends – Here Are the Potential Effects of Not Socializing” by Morgan Mandriota refers to introverts, extroverts and ambiverts. Many of you have taken some version of our behavioural assessment so you know where you’re at on the people side. If you haven’t had the opportunity to experience an assessment, you may be viewing yourself as either or. Please know that many people are both or as the article calls them, ambiverts. Upon reflection, you may notice that there are times that being in a group of people is energizing while other days it may be draining. That is a good sign that you have both extroverted and introverted characteristics.
In this article, Dana Dorfman, PhD, suggests that “Quarantines, social distancing, and physical disconnection have illuminated people’s deep-seated feelings about their relationships and social connections…”
Interested in exploring your relationships and social connections? Wondering what you can do?
Download our Friendship O-Meter 2020 Action Plan Guide to get started. Hope you enjoy the exploration and don’t forget to let me know what you have discovered about yourself.