Girlfriends Build Your Resiliency
I just spent my day making plans to get together with one of my bestest girlfriends. I can’t wait as tomorrow we are going to get together – do some talking, shopping, talking, eating, talking, laughing, talking, crying, talking, sleeping and starting it all over again the next day.
Last weekend I was able to catch up with another bestest girlfriend while our families were camping. We talked, we laughed, we talked, we played cards, we talked, we ate, we talked, we laid at the beach and we talked some more.
I am proud to say that my husband is my very bestest friend and I really can tell him anything. But there is something very special in the connection you can have with your true girlfriends. We can go months without talking and we start up again where we left off. We don’t see each other for years and when we get together it is all so natural.
Girlfriends and Resiliency
Life gets busy and sometimes our relationships get put aside. We need to cherish the moments that we do get to spend together. Click to tweet
They revive me, they energize me and they ground me. They affirm me and they connect me. And we know from our research that our relationships and connections benefit our physical health as well as our mental health.
Beverly’s Hot Tips For Building Resiliency and Celebrating Girlfriend’s Day:
- Getting a date can be the biggest barrier – for some it helps to start early to plan and reserve the date, others it is about spontaneity: a date opens up this week and you go for it
- Decide the purpose of the gathering – is it to celebrate, share adventure, have some downtime, pamper or just get a way from it all – this will help with planning where to get together and how to organize the time
- Consider some adventure as the memories and shared experience will help to add to the connection and conversation…it won’t all be about what happened way back in high school
- Just because we are all grown up don’t be afraid to play – have a slumber party, give each other a pedicure or manicure, share favourite music or play a game on theWii/playstation/pool table
- Stay connected in between face-to-face gatherings. Use Facebook to give quick updates to each other – have a YouTube Channel and send videos to each other – Send an email just to say hi – Schedule phone calls in your calendar so you don’t let time just pass you by
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!