Learning about Love Languages
As we lead up to Valentine’s/Galentine’s/Palentine’s Day or whatever you’d like to call it, Love Languages are the perfect way to spread the love this February 14.
Stacy Crawford of Klear Water Coaching and Wellness shares insight on these and shares ways we can show appreciation to others in our lives.
The concept comes from Gary Chapman’s Love Languages. Chapman says we each have a ‘Love Tank,’ and that it can be filled up or depleted.
No. 1: Words of Affirmation
These can be words of encouragement, praise, words of affection
No. 2: Quality Time
This is defined by the person. Generally, this is time that is uninterrupted and where people are fully present. Likely a “no phone” zone.
No. 3: Receiving Gifts
Can be any gifts and doesn’t need to be expensive
No. 4: Acts of Service
This one is one of my top languages, and I especially appreciate acts of service when I have a lot on my plate, and my family members ask how they can help or do something thoughtful.
No. 5: Physical Touch
Looks very different for each person and not all of us are wired this way