Ever feel drained when other people are around? It is good to connect with others, but sometimes I just can't 'people' any more. When the opinions and perspectives all start to collide in my head, I realise that the only solution is to shut myself away for a little.
Moments of solitude can give you space to breathe again; you can gather your thoughts, connect with your emotions, and learn how to listen to your body again. But after a short rest, it is important to reconnect. If we leave it too long, it will only become harder and harder to engage with the outside world again, and this can lead to social anxiety.
To give you that big push out the door, and into the world of human connection, you just need to understand the Four Corners of Connection -
Firstly, there are four very good reasons to connect with others, and
Secondly, there are four ways to improve the quality of that human connection.
So let's start with four good reasons to connect with others. And there is science to back it up! –
By now you are hopefully convinced that human connection is important, and that you need a bit of it now and again. But how can we improve the quality of our human connection? –
Want to know more? Book an appointment today.
Chris Warren-Dickins LLB MA LPC
Psychotherapist in Ridgewood, New Jersey