I sometimes like a little background TV.
Recently I caught some of Roman Kemp’s Our Silent Emergency documentary – the emergency being the mental health and suicide crisis affecting young men in the UK.
I loved the suggestion of using a Double OK.
When we chat with friends one of the first things we often say is, ‘You ok?’
It rattles off the tongue; we get a ‘Fine yeah’ in response, followed by a ‘Yourself?’.
We respond with ‘Not too bad yeah’ and then we enter the meat of the conversation.
It’s a precursory kind of ping pong chit chat.
Some of the men in the documentary shared that they now use a ‘Double Ok’ when chatting with friends.
Ask. And then ask again.
Really ask, and really listen to the response.
Give it a go, and tune in to the difference it makes to the quality and depth of your conversations.