Tips for being more intentional with those who mean the most to us

When we prioritize our most important relationships, research shows we fuel well-being. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is the author of “Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World.” His tips for building a more connected life start with simple steps:

  1. Commit to spending at least 15 minutes a day reaching out to someone you love. Done consistently, it can lift your mood and strengthen the bond of your relationship.
  2. Focus on the quality of time we spend with one another. Eliminate distractions and give your full attention to your interaction.
  3. Find ways to help. When we act in service to others, we reaffirm our value in the world.

Source: McKinsey