“Connection is why we're here. We are hardwired to connect with others,
it's what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.”
Long before COVID-19, research showed people were feeling more isolated. Many adults reported having few close friends. And research alluded to the social platforms where we turned for connection, could leave us feeling more disconnected. Add in a pandemic that made gathering difficult and things may be even worse.
Rebooting existing relationships or finding new connections is not easy. Asking someone to get together is a vulnerable act. We’re putting ourselves out there. The person might turn us down.
Sayings like “let’s get together for coffee” or “let’s go out for happy hour” give us some cover. While the coffee or drink we sip is nice, much of it is about spending time with that person or group.
Learning how to mix drinks provides the obvious benefit of being able to craft
a tasty concoction, but there’s an additional opportunity. The ability to say to someone, “Why don’t you come over? I’ll make something for you.”
Inviting someone over for a glass of wine is great but having them over and making something for them is generous and hard to pass up.
If you’re looking for ways to build camaraderie at work or with friends, inviting them to an event or into your home and crafting something for them will make memories and strengthen bonds.
Let us teach you a delightful skill that your friends and colleagues are guaranteed to love.