The 5 minute phone call
A couple of months ago one of my best friends emailed me a brilliant idea:
THE FIVE MINUTE PHONE CALL
I’m not sure where she originally found it, but I have since used the concept several times. We may not have time for a 2 hour call to catch up on everything from the new sneakers we bought to the fight one of us had with our husbands to what we were eating for dinner. With a life of serious multitasking and overpacked schedules it is simply impossible.
Instead, carve out just 5 minutes with your friend to talk on the phone and have a meaningful conversation. You will connect again, and there is no pressure of the long winded phone call. We now talk about twice a week which is two times more than we did before.
Since almost all of my closest friends live far away from me, I love this idea. It really works, and it stops the phone tag that inevitably starts as you both try to find the time for a long conversation. Try it and let me know what you think.
Any other tips for keeping your friends close? We used to do long email chains, but now we don’t even have time for that.