During these times of social distancing many of us have reached a point where we miss human interaction. A great conversation over a cup of coffee or a good meal, laughter over a board game, or just whispering in a friend’s ear during a funny movie. As humans we were not designed to be alone so being forced to be alone pushes our limitations.
Some of my best learning moments have been through conversation or thought processing with someone older and wiser than myself. The saying goes that experience is the best teacher, especially if it is someone else’s conversation. For those of us who have been around for a while it is our blessing to be able to share our expertise, knowledge and wisdom with those early in their journey.
I spend a great deal of my time coaching people – business professionals, educators, pastors and those looking to make a change in their life. It is wonderful to be able to listen and share insights from my own experiences to help someone else deal with their own life challenges. These conversations mostly happen over the phone, so social distancing does not hinder that process.
One way to make this time of self isolation productive is to call someone and have a great conversation. We all need someone to listen and we need someone to talk us through the highs and lows of life. All of that can be accomplished over the phone or via a live video chat. However you do it, just do it. If you are the wise one, give of your time. If you are in need of someone else’s wisdom give them a call. One way to breakdown the barriers and prevent social distancing from getting on our nerves is to talk to someone. Let this be your encouragement to reach out and speak to a person you know, love or admire. That great conversation will mean a great deal to you both.