Elements of Health · Be Social

2,081 people have taken on rules to modify this element of their health.

Questions and tips about this rule…

These questions and tips are made from the Game Wall.

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RainyJay has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 1,604 pts

MeFi Chat counts!

:) immlass
about 5 years ago

I only count in person socializing because my rule is for getting me out of the house, but maybe I need an online social rule too.

about 5 years ago

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Renato has a question about the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 581 pts

No

:) Renato
over 5 years ago

Yes

over 5 years ago

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msmaggie has a question about the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 2,067 pts

So, I went to a talk today on loneliness and belonging among American college students. The first question for the speaker was about the impact of “online friends” and online support systems and how they relate to on-campus networks. The speaker had no answer at all… didn’t even seem to understand the concept that a person could have “friends” they’d never met face-to-face. Does anyone know of research on this topic? Or even just interesting blog posts, etc.? I know it is powerful stuff (as evidenced by our HM team!), but I want some info I can cite to help others (who perhaps aren’t willing to join us yet) understand. Does this make sense?

:) MaryAnn
about 6 years ago

Yes, it does makes sense.
And it’s a very interesting topic.
I don’t know of anything, but I too would like to know!

:) Cat
about 6 years ago

I don’t have an answer but it makes sense!

:) SarahM
about 6 years ago

Yeap, would love to have some research evidence on this as well ;-) as I sometimes have quite a lot of sceptic people who think I am naive and a bit imature to have online friends. But HM & zenhabits are such a unique and different kind of people that it still amazes me myself.
So instead of research evidence I talk more self confident of case studies of how HM or zenhabits has helped me or others to change. I feel this is the best I can do right now.

If you come across some research, please let us know! I will keep you posted as well, if something comes my way!

Best,
Sarah

about 6 years ago

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ahao1900 has a question about the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 377 pts

How can I be social?

about 6 years ago

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chorzz has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 0 pts

be honest and sensible

over 6 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 14 · 3,812 pts

:) MaryAnn
over 6 years ago

Thanks, Bridget!
I am a complete and total ball of mush when it comes to this kinda thing. :-]

:) Paula Gregovich
over 6 years ago

Sweet :-)

:) Dylan Pocock
over 6 years ago

I am stunned. This is a revelation. Thank you Bridget.

:) MaryAnn
over 6 years ago

Dylan – if you google “interspecies friendships” or “cross-species friendships”, you’ll see all kinds of this.

There’s also a book (I have it, it’s lovely):
www.amazon.com/Unlikely-Friendships-Remarkable-Stories-Kingdom/dp/0761159134/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345415258&sr=1-3

:) Bridget
over 6 years ago

Mary Ann, thanks for the search term and book link. I’m using the photos for a back to school activity but I needed more. You are the best!

:) Kimberly W
over 6 years ago

love this! thanks for posting ;)

over 6 years ago

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SusanT has a question about the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 2,265 pts

Has anyone heard of teemo? http://goteemo.com/

Looks like you have to log in with Facebook, but it’s free right now. Just curious if anyone is using this.

:) healthyrach
over 6 years ago

I think Elke mentioned it and uses it. I downloaded the app and immediately used the setting to disallow postings on FB. Used it once or twice and it’s gotten dusty since then.

:) SusanT
over 6 years ago

Thanks, Rachael. I think between HealthMonth, myfitnesspal, SuperBetter, 750words.com, and my life in technicolor, I probably have enough to pay attention to.

:) Bridget
over 6 years ago

and those kids, Susan!

over 6 years ago

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niel25 has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.empty.16 -14 · 1,245 pts

easy going

over 6 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 2,794 pts

Spot It is a fun game.
visual perception skills game, simple card game, ages 7 – 77+.
http://www.blueorangegames.com/spotit/

lots of fun.
social brain training.

:) MiddleClassLady
over 6 years ago

Thank you! This is excellent for the unit we are working on, introducing patterns.

over 6 years ago

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Lizbet has a question about the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 545 pts

So, am I the only one of 2,547 people playing that allows posts to be public on the game wall? Or, is there somewhere else I need to go to see other people’s daily journal posts?

:) Langy
about 7 years ago

You have the “All” filter selected at the top, presumably? I see plenty of other people.

:) Lizbet
about 7 years ago

Thanks, Craig, I didn’t even notice that. :) I feel bit silly now.

:) Langy
about 7 years ago

Sometimes the lizard hides those filters. :-)

about 7 years ago

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donaldkks has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 15 · 3,015 pts

I started to talk to or interact with new people Online or using some social network app via my iPhone. Making my social life circle wider and bigger. It is good to meet new and random people. Because you never know how interesting they’re and how they react to you.

:) keystinker
about 7 years ago

I love to meet random people!

about 7 years ago

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farahoneyz has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 1,383 pts

smile

about 7 years ago

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xallehrazax has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 12 · 429 pts

a

about 7 years ago

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cibergirl23 has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 223 pts

be happy

over 7 years ago

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cibergirl23 has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 223 pts

be happy

over 7 years ago

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Nikkooo has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 5,278 pts

Be social? Oh yesss..

:) lv3121
over 7 years ago

#Merdeka

over 7 years ago

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lv3121 has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 12 · 9,389 pts

Be social? Oh yesss..

over 7 years ago

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mrnitsa has a question about the Be social rule.

Heart.half.16 5 · 763 pts

Last year I feel like I became antisocial person – my job seems like the relationship between me and Internet and I really tired from much information and I don’t have friends – I’m afraid of new people and feel myself not at that mood – how can I relax and make new friends?

over 7 years ago

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Bridget has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.half.16 3 · 3,175 pts

How To Stop Working and Go Home

http://lifehacker.com/5832503/how-to-stop-working-and-go-home-at-night

For someone who chronically gets lost in her work at school, me, this article is encouraging.
I want to include leaving work at a reasonable time in my September goals. I think Be Social will work.
I can’t use custom rule because even if you change the rule the minimum frequency stays the same.

Nobody on their death bed has said, “I should have spent more time at the office!”
:) DanielleW
over 7 years ago

Bridget – I used to get lost in my work – I defned my middle years of my career (and myself) as mostly work with very little else. I don’t regret it — it was rewarding and set my career on an established path. But as I move into less than two years from retirement, I feel the pull of what I plan/will to do next. I certainly concur with the statement in your post, but also believe we also must ask “In my work, did I make a difference in anyone’s life”. Then the time spent “lost in work” may have been worth it in our short time on the planet.

:) MaryAnn
over 7 years ago

That’s a saying that I often remind myself of, Bridget.

over 7 years ago

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gowithGrace has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 6,084 pts

Now I know how to underline words!
Want my secret?

:) gowithGrace
over 7 years ago

open text w/o space close I’m passing this on with thanks to ghani!

:) gowithGrace
over 7 years ago

open with () no() and close with ()

:) gowithGrace
over 7 years ago

Here is *Ghani’s instructions:
Just write Text and for ‘+’ sign, you don’t have to write it.. I just make a sample, because if I write w/o the ‘+’, yes the code will be auto replace with underlined text.. :)

Thanks, Ghani!

:) gowithGrace
over 7 years ago

Just write Text

without the + signs!

:) Paula Gregovich
over 7 years ago

() like this? ()

:) Paula Gregovich
over 7 years ago

like this?

:) gowithGrace
over 7 years ago

like THAT!

:) gowithGrace
over 7 years ago

like THAT!

over 7 years ago

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strawberrytech has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.half.16 9 · 851 pts

Love it!!

over 7 years ago

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ram008 has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 1,475 pts

Never eat alone!

over 7 years ago

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blimpach has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 12 · 365 pts

Talk to folks!

over 7 years ago

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felix1 has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.half.16 3 · 1,331 pts

Is the fear of sounding pretentious changing the way you talk/act around others? If so, just dgaf and remember that the world actually needs eloquent, “pretentious snobs” anyway, and less dull, vapid morons whose vocabulary seems to consist of just “ohmygosh,” “dude,” and “freaking.”

:) gowithGrace
almost 8 years ago

Sarah,
You need to come back to the game wall, make a plea for fruit, show up! It looks like you have stopped playing and I must drop you from the team, soon.

We are over Half way through JUNE!

FYI: Team Grace Notes ended in First place in March!& 3rd in April and 2nd last Month. *Everyone needs to check in with their rules everyday to put us ahead of the first place team this month.
(The Team gets 100 points when everyone checks in on a given day.) Let’s go for it!

Go Team! \0/\o/\O/ <3 Grace

almost 8 years ago

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shelphur has a question about the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 13 · 1,855 pts

45

almost 8 years ago

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bunda_lenny has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 325 pts

Great day. Happy Easter everyone!

almost 8 years ago

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male69 has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 1,879 pts

Love or Hate, which is the easiest to do?

almost 8 years ago

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mieraimoet has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 13 · 2,569 pts

byk ilmu/pelajaran/teman yg akan kita dptkan dgn bersosialisasi

almost 8 years ago

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donaldkks has a tip for the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 10 · 3,256 pts

Don’t be afraid to knows new friends :D
Be sincere and easy-going!

almost 8 years ago

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asetiawan20 has a question about the Be social rule.

Heart.full.16 11 · 448 pts

stop drinking can you?

about 8 years ago