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THIS WEEK’S RELATIONSHIP SUPPORT TASK: Scan Your Environment For Ways Of Giving Touch

Many years ago I was interested to read about a retail study undertaken to study the affects of touch on shoppers. In a large supermarket chain, one set of check out counter attendants were asked to very lightly touch the customer when giving the receipt/change i.e. even barely touch the persons hand, the other set of check out attendants were told under no circumstances were they to touch the customer during the transaction.

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Increase Your Happiness Levels

THIS WEEK’S RELATIONSHIP SUPPORT TASK: Scan Your Environment For Ways Of Voicing Appreciation

During the coming week take time to scan your environment for ways of appreciating the people, places, sounds, smells, actions, atmosphere etc… and watch your happiness levels grow in small little incremental steps.

For example: You get into work and your colleague has a long list of phone messages and instructions to pass on to you. Your instinct may be to say something like “God almighty! I haven’t had a chance to even get my coat off and they’re on my case….” Instead:

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