Monday Motivation - My relationships are important and I prioritize time for meaningful interactions.

Happy Monday Reader!

We're in the month of love now, so for February our affirmations will be themed around love, connection, and relationships!

In order to keep our relationships strong, it's vital to spend time, energy, and attention on them. We're all so busy, and we have to be intentional about carving out time for people that we don't see by default every day.

If you live your life on autopilot, just focused on making it through another day, you can wake up decades later and regret all the time you missed.

Today's affirmation will remind us that it's worthy and safe to prioritize relationships:

"My relationships are important and I prioritize time for meaningful interactions."

Giving someone our undivided attention is powerful.

We're more connected than ever thanks to the internet, social platforms, and cellphones...and yet loneliness is reaching epidemic proportions. According to in 2023:

According to U.S. Census Bureau surveys, Americans have been spending less time with friends and more time alone since before the pandemic, which has only intensified the sense of social isolation.

When I do my time assessment with potential clients, time spent with friends is consistently one of the lowest ranked areas. And it breaks my heart. (I even briefly considered starting a rent-a-friend service to provide time & undivided attention to lonely people!)

There is just something about being in person, face to face with another human that cannot quite be replicated with all our fancy video call technology. It's still a great tool for long distance, to be clear! But having close, local connections is necessary.

If making new friends seems overwhelming, I get it. It is hard! So instead, let's start small this week.

Send a quick message to someone you haven't talked to in a while (email and text are fine for this!). Even if it's been years of radio silence, I bet they'll be thrilled you reached out.

Set up a phone call or coffee date to catch up with someone local.

Write a "thinking of you" or "just for fun" card & mail it.

Smile at a stranger.

Give a compliment to someone at the store.

Send your love and care out into the world, and it will come back to you. Giving it away can make you feel better even on the worst of days.

We are social creatures by nature and nurture, and so we repeat to ourselves 21x every day this week:

"My relationships are important and I prioritize time for meaningful interactions."

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As always, affirmations work best when you truly believe them. They need to resonate with you and feel achievable. So feel free to modify any I suggest, or develop entirely new ones!

Say them as long as you want. I'm sharing a new affirmation each week, but that doesn't mean you have to switch it up each week unless it feels right. You can add new ones as often as you want and have as many as you want. You can say a different affirmation every day, or at different times of the day. You choose!

I'd love to hear the impact it has! (But if you decide affirmations are not for you, click here to be removed from this weekly email.)

I hope this affirmation sets you up for a kick ass week and I'll see you next Monday for a new one to try!

Ready to make time for great things in 2024? I have 1-1 coaching spots available to teach you how to put your limited time, energy, & attention to the work that moves the needle in just 1 hour a week. Hit reply or pick a time on my calendar here to learn more.

I always have time for you. ❤️

-- Jen

Time Honored Coach

Time is the single most valuable thing we have. I help busy business owners get out of overwhelm to work fewer hours in their business (without sacrificing income!) so they can get back to enjoying their business and their life again.

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