The 3 Essential Connections

Recently, I felt a bit “off” in my life.

I felt like I was operating in low gear.

I wasn’t unhappy or depressed, I just felt “meh,” and I couldn’t figure out why.

I used my recent vacation as a time to reflect and look at my life from a distance, and I came to a really big conclusion:

I was “off,” “meh” and operating at level 0 because I was lacking the 3 essential types of connections necessary for a thriving, abundant life.




I believe that each of us needs to be connected to others, connected to ourselves, and connected to something larger in order to be our happiest, truest selves.

OUTWARD CONNECTION refers to any meaningful, external relationship: social, familial, romantic. I think we absolutely must maintain and prioritize our outward connections in order to operate at our highest level.

INWARD CONNECTION refers to the relationship with your Self. How connected do you feel to You? Are you doing things that make your Self happy? Are you doing things that make your Self grow? Are you spending time in solitude, caring for your mind & body? Have you checked in with yourself lately or given yourself any pep talks or pats on the back?

DEEP CONNECTION refers to our sense of purpose and/or fulfillment. I think each and every one of us is here for a reason (several reasons, reasons that evolve and change over time) and when we fail to recognize any of our many “why's”,” we feel that sense of “off-ness.” It’s essential to our happiness that we feel needed, valued and contributive, even in small ways that change everyday.

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Take a second to check in with those 3 areas of your own life right now:

  • How are you maintaining outward connections?

  • What are you doing to stay inwardly connected?

  • Do you feel deeply connected to anything?

I’d love to hear your thoughts or help springboard you into a more connected, less “meh” state of living. Press “Reply” to this email or comment below if you’re reading in your browser.