Scrolling endlessly through Facebook. You, everyone’s brother, and I have done it. You can like posts and favorite tweets, and leave it at that. Social media makes it easy to know how and what people are doing, but simply that alone won’t improve your relationships with people.
What’s more important than seeing how and what someone is doing on social media is to interact with that person—Facebook can lead a horse to water, but can’t make it drink. Rather than just liking a post, reach out and make a direct contact with someone. It shows to them that you’re thinking about them. You can check in with them, send them an inspirational quote, or even send them pictures of cute puppies to brighten their day!
You never know how a person’s day is going—they could be having the most stressful time of their life—but the action you took to send that one Facebook post or text message to check in demonstrates how you’re a catalyst to help someone have a better day.
Rather than being “too busy to make that phone call” or to check in with other people, you can even automate this process by setting a special alarm to tell you to reach out to any one person on your contact list every day. And day by day, your likability will steadily increase.
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