Connection Is The Key To Happiness

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On The Psychology Podcast, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky tells us:

In our house, we have daily connection time blocks. I have a checkbox on my masterpiece day checklist for a 15-minute connection time block with my son and/or daughter.

If one of them makes a bid for me to honor that time block I do it. It can be playing with dolls, bike riding, pretend play, snowball fight, throwing the ball, shooting some hoops, playing chess, drawing, etc.

It is basically whatever my child wishes to do. 15 minutes does not seem like a lot of time and it’s not but even 15 minutes of phone-free connection time makes a huge difference when aggregated over days, months, and years.

Similarly, Saturday and Sunday we have family connection time blocks until 1:00 p.m. After that, everyone has the autonomy to pursue their interests and hobbies.

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