In today's tumultuous and distanced world, relationships are more important than ever. As we embark on the week of the Presidential Inauguration, there will undoubtedly be more events and information to process as the week unfolds. How do we continue to value people during a time when we don't always agree with those we work with, play with, and love the most? How can we continue to build relationships in a way that is life-giving rather than depleting? How do we stop seeing relationship-building as something to do and instead a path we simply walk? Here we offer three quick tips to build relationships (both inside and outside of the classroom, with and without students) that don't take extra time.
3 ways to build relationships
We can create safe boundaries for ourselves while still fostering relationships and cultivating love. It's a personal decision. How can you give life this week?
Linger a Little Longer:
1. What holds you back from fostering relationships right now? Does it feel hard to extend love?
2. What would bring new life to your relationships this week? Is there a strategy above you could throw out into the world?
3. What do you need most from others this week? Can you ask for what you need?