Kaarin Anderson Ryan, PhD
For our last habit tip, let’s look at socialization. In our busy schedules, we often don’t make time for real, in person social time. We may do a lot of texting or social media, but it is not healthy to replace real contact with these forms of communication. To add one social habit, consider doing something new each week with someone outside of your current routine. This may mean a walk or a coffee with a friend, it may mean playing a game with your partner or your family, or it may mean making more effort to do unique things with people such as going to museums, parks, gardens, or shows with someone. Once you incorporate something small, it will become easy and routine to include more real life socialization in your week.