Happy Family Day!!!!

As a huge Breakfast Television fan, I was really happy to see a segment recently done to emphasize the fact that a factor in a building a strong immune system is having a healthy social life aka having regular human interaction and/or having a good dose of human connection on a regular basis in combination with a healthy relationship with social media. If someone is solely relying on social media, life can be lonely.ย  Social life doesn’t just mean making efforts with your friends (which is important); however, think of your hobbies and/or interests. Based on your hobbies and/or interests, you can seek out many communities in which you will feeling a sense of belonging. As a society, we need to try harder to help each other in good times and/or bad times; figure out where you can serve a purpose so that you can make difference in someone else’s life. ๐Ÿ™‚

What perfect timing to talk about the importance of ditching screen time for some real human connection and/or bonding sessions over this Family Day long weekend. So many of us spend too much time on some form of social media having interactions through “likes” and/or “direct messages”; however, there is nothing in this world that can beat real human interaction. When individuals are present and are engaged in conversation, it is perfection as verbal and non verbal cues are registered. The full conversation is enjoyed! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I don’t know about you but it certainly feels so good after a hangout session with family and/or friends.

If I were to describe myself, I would definitely say I am not a homebody and love to be out and about with others. I like my alone time; however, I would much rather spend some time with others. ย Since moving into our current neighbourhood, I have felt a sense of community; however, being a fairly new furparent of a mini golden doodle (Millie), I have to say socializing with neighbours is a whole new level now. Similarly to the running community, I find the community of dog parents are very cohesive.

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As Millie is only 10 weeks (She will be 11 weeks in a day), she has forced us to change our lifestyle in the sense that my husband and I need to be at home regularly so that she is not left alone for too long and that she can do her “business”. I am happy and proud to say that it in less than two weeks, Millie has been potty trained. It’s been so wonderful to host friends who are excited to meet her.ย  Our home has not seen this much excitement in a while! ๐Ÿ™‚ Although my husband’s family had dogs growing up, I would not describe my in-laws or my parents as pet individuals; however, since Millie has come home with us, Millie has been a hot commodity. Both sets of parents can’t seem to get enough of this sweet little girl. Not only do the parents get excited to have Millie over but it is a new bonding experience with my nieces and nephews.

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Trying to enjoy and savour every moment with Millie as she is quickly growing up. She is learning new things every day! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s so hard to capture everything on camera.

 

 

Food For Thought: Is there a friend and/or family member where you’ve thought about meeting up for a while? Reach out to him/her and ask to hang out in person. You won’t regret it! You’re only human! You can definitely get a glimpse of someone’s life through social media; however, remember that social media is how an individual chooses the angle in which to portray his/her life. Social media can hide what is really going on in someone’s life. With a real human connection, social media can be a bonus but without human connection, life can be quite lonely with social media alone.

Get unplugged! May this weekend be filled with lots of gatherings with family and friends.

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