It’s so easy to travel through each day without really engaging in a meaningful conversation. We’re so busy rushing through the day, working in stressful jobs, looking after children etc. that the time passes and when we do eventually sit down, we switch on the TV or the Computer and immerse ourselves in mindless activity.
Going camping with my family and husband with no access to the TV or the internet, made me realise just how little time I make to create the opportunity to sit down with family and friends to really converse..
I’m determined that even though the summer holidays are over, that I’m going to continue to make opportunities to continue that campfire spirit.. https://brilliancewithin.com/2016/08/26/have-a-great-conversation-today/
Sitting round the campfire with no technology and the clear starry sky overhead, seemed to naturally ‘open up’ our conversation into something deeper than we’ve had for many years as we rush through life.
Now the holiday’s are over and I’m making sure I continue to dig that little bit deeper with my questions to improve the quality of our conversations.
I came across this crafty idea posted on pinterest https://uk.pinterest.com/pin/387168899199466730/ which I think is a lovely way to open up some conversations – These are made from the glass ‘stones’ that you can buy in lots of £1 shops… and would be a great way of finishing off a great family meal with a game and particularly with my granddaughters – I think they’d love this ‘game’ – what do you think?
Then there are the ‘deeper questions’ that we never seem to ask… Here are 10 great questions you could ask to deepen some of your conversations with your family and friends digging down beyond the surface. Have the courage and take some time to ask some deeper questions and you may be surprised at what you discover..
What are you enjoying most about your life at the moment?
- What’s your biggest fear?
- What do you regret most?
- What did you dream about doing when you were a child?
- How do you feel about your job?… What would be your ‘dream job’
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
- If you could choose 1 place in the world to travel to – where would it be?
- What is your ‘vision’ for your life?
- How could you enhance your relationships/life?
- When do you feel your ….happiest/saddest/most in love…..
Organise some ‘Campfire’ evenings with your family and friends and enjoy learning new things about each other. Try to clear the smoke and gain some clarity …..
I’d love to hear what your favourite ‘deeper’ questions are so I can add some to my list – Please let me know in the comments.. Thank you!