red phoneRecently as part of The Platform we completed a section on work-life balance. One of the people we interviewed, Caroline Bannock former segment producer for ABC News and Channel 4 News, pointed out that because she concentrated so much on her working life her old friends had just stopped phoning her.

This was also because she had stopped phoning them.

With this in mind Tim had an interesting experiment on Sunday where he set aside 3 hours of time to work his way through his friends, calling them up out of the blue. Many were surprised to hear from him, many had plenty of stuff to catch up on and most of all everybody he rang was pleased he’d called.

Sometimes we forget that we need to take the initiative too. A friendship is a 2 way thing.