Communication is vital in any connection. Just think about it. In order to know what another is doing or for them to know what you are doing, a line of communication must be maintained.
This reminds me of the old cup and string trick. First there is a medium by which communication is made possible and at least two people on either end. Audible tones are then able to be sent via the cups and string arrangement.
In much the same fashion an individual has to continue communication with others, whether family or friends. It can be too easy to focus on the job and lose site of the fact that because you are no longer there physically you can be easily forgotten. The old adage of “Out of site out of mind” can quickly be a reality if not defended against.
Communicating is a sure fire way of maintaining interest. Whether through phone or internet a way can be made.
Technology today has opened the door for there to be more ways of communicating compared to just the use of the telephone of old days.
Here are just a few:
- Emailing friends and family is good way to keep in the know. There is a bit of privacy here along with a chance to write out any details. This can be handy when handling upcoming engagements that require details. The best advantage it offers is speed. Regular mail can have a serious lag in time which can thwart plans if time sensitive information is needed.
- Regular mail is an oldie but goodie trusted system. If time is not important then this is the way to go. Details can be written out and it offers a bit of privacy.
- Using social media- This has definitely increased in popularity over the last ten years. This form of communication offers lots of benefits. Not only can a message be sent to one person but several in a group if chosen. This medium allows for pictures and video clips to be sent too. The main advantage here also is the speed at which information can be sent. Almost in realtime friends and love ones can enjoy seeing messages and video clips quickly.
- The use of the cell phone. Cell phones as with computers are in just about every home today. This means as technology has grown individuals across the world are more likely to own or have a cell phone. This quickly translates into making a quick call to a friend or family to keep them updated as to “what’s going on in their world!”. The advantage here is that calls can be made quickly.
Of course these are the obvious forms of communication. If any are missed please feel free to add.
So with any separation the challenge is there to maintain as best as possible some normalcy to the situation that affects all involved.
Communication is definitely a key component in helping all parties achieve that.
Stay tuned for next weeks twist. Should be obvious but most of the time taken for granted!!
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