Connect with people in a deeper way by consciously asking open-ended questions. This will help you to cultivate better levels of empathy and understanding of other people's viewpoints. Keep your own life and problems in perspective by 'stepping into other people's shoes'.
So what, now what? Once a week, have one of these authentic conversations and use one of these 'stems':
What do you think about most of the time when you are alone? In what way would you...?What is your experience with...?