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30 Minutes: Call a Friend or Loved One

30 Minutes: Call a Friend or Loved One

Thirty minutes may not be enough time to meet up for lunch, but it does give you enough time to pick up the phone and reconnect with someone you care about. Not only does catching up with a love one give your body a surge of natural feel-good chemicals, but it also gives you an opportunity to express gratitude toward the other person (which gives both parties feelings of happiness) and to invest in your “emotional bank account,” said Jeremi McManus, MFT, psychotherapist and relationship coach. “When we invest in somebody, they in turn invest back in us,” he said. “In reaching out or being there for them when they’re going through a tough time, we’re creating an emotion savings account for when we need that kind of support ourselves.”

By Brittany Doohan. Published December 5, 2013. Brittany is a health and lifestyle writer living in San Francisco.