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The wonderful week that was....amazing!!

Contributed by Craig Thomas, MBA, BSc (Hons.)

People and Culture Talent Leader,

Talent Acquisition Specialist.

In today's fast-paced world, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We often prioritize work, school, and other commitments, leaving little or no time for the people who matter most - our family and loved ones. Connecting with family and loved ones is essential for our emotional and mental well-being. Here are some tips on how to strengthen your relationships with your loved ones.


Prioritize quality time

One of the best ways to connect with your family and loved ones is to prioritize quality time. This means setting aside dedicated time to spend together without any distractions. Get rid of the Whatsapp for a weekend. Whether it's a weekly family dinner or a monthly games night, having a regular tradition can help to you bond and create lasting memories.

2. Listen actively

When you are spending time with your loved ones, it is important to be present and actively listen to what they have to say. This means putting away your phone and other distractions and focusing on the conversation. Ask open-ended questions and show genuine interest in their thoughts and feelings. Sometimes, we should listen to learn not listen to provide advise.

3. Share experiences

Shared experiences are a powerful way to bond with your loved ones. This can be as simple as taking a walk together or planning a weekend getaway. By sharing experiences, you will create memories that will last a lifetime and strengthen your connection with each other.

4. Show gratitude

Expressing gratitude can go a long way in strengthening your relationships with your loved ones. Take the time to acknowledge the things they do for you and show appreciation for their presence in your life. Whether it is a heartfelt thank you or a small token of appreciation, showing gratitude can make your loved ones feel valued and loved.

5. Be vulnerable

Opening up and being vulnerable with your loved ones can be scary, but it is an essential part of building strong relationships. Share your thoughts, feelings, and fears with your loved ones, and encourage them to do the same. By being vulnerable, you will deepen your connection and build trust with each other. Eliminate the barriers rememebr we do this with strangers so why cant we share with our blood As for me I evaluated all these thoughts and made a targeted effort to get back to the basics and here is the outcome of my week.of intentionally feeding my soul.

The week was about reflection rejuvenation, what matters and what counts. What this week could have been about was the issues emanating from the United States and the drama unfolding about SVB or the indightment saga.

For the past few years I’ve been on a journey trying to discover or at least redefine what life is all about. Many before me have opined that life is just for living, Only time will tell or you simply have to live it to know it. Structure: we born we live we die and the hard thruth is that what comes in between is anyone’s guess. Well I am here to say that this week was about family. This week was about finding joy. This week was a re-evaluation and it provided clarity and it offered hope. I ate jerk pork , roast fish, Japanese chicken and even curry turkey neck. But this week was not about that. This week was about grounding, finding my soul. I am thankful for the opportunity to share a few words in this blog and I want us to remember that we should live each moment in the present. Murphy's law is a thing but we also can be intentional about having the life we want. We have to shift our mindset in such a way that we think without limits. We are who we are and the brand which we have made for ourselves is spoken about in rooms we have yet to enter. This week was about family, Jamaica and a realisation that all things are possible through Christ who strengthens us. This week really was about having the desire to focus on what really matters and in spite of all the obstacles that have gone before and we remain standing. Nothing in life is impossible, we just need to believe. In conclusion, connecting with family and loved ones is crucial for our emotional and mental wellbeing. My week of prioritizing quality time, actively listening, sharing experiences, showing gratitude, and being vulnerable has made a massive impact on strengthening my relationship with my loved ones, people who matter most. So, I encourage you to take the time to connect with your loved ones, and cherish the moments you have together.

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