Benefits of habit “Call/message an old friend or relative”

✓ Find closure
✓ Improve mood
✓ Improve communication
✓ Become more courageous

First step:

Call one of them this week


1. Make a list of people you have fallen out of touch with. Out of them, pick out the ones you were most friendly with and call one of them this week. Keep this pace for a month
2. Starting next month, reach out to two people every week for the next month
3. Keep increasing the number of people you reach out to until you finish your list or are happy with levels of communication

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time of the day. We all work and study around the hours. After your work hours, it’s likely other people may have finished work hours as well
✓ Triggers for yourself. Keep your list of people to reach out close by. It should remind you of what you have to do
✓ Let the app help. If you find it difficult to remember yourself to reach out, use this app to remind yourself
✓ Reward yourself. Reaching out to people can be hard. Every month review your list and try to treat yourself and a long-lost connection to a dinner or more personal meet-up
✓ Celebrate small victories. Every time you perform this habit, congratulate yourself! Say “I’m awesome” or “I’m so cool” out loud and with a smile on your face.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Good memories. Although people tend to drift apart, everyone likes remembering simpler times, when both of you were having fun
✓ Sometimes one-sided. Some people to not view the same time of their life as well or as bad as you do. Some might seem very excited to hear from you, others will not be nearly as happy. Do not worry if not everyone is as forth-coming