As humans we are social beings. We have the desire to connect. We all want to feel accepted, supported and loved. Studies have shown that healthy relationships lead to to happier, healthier, more productive lives. On the contrary, feeling isolated and lonely can lead to depression, high blood pressure, and a shorter lifespan.
Connecting with others can be as simple as sending a quick good-morning text, saying hello on social media or making a quick phone call. However, nothing beats a good face-to-face connection. Take the time to go for a walk with a friend, invite a neighbor over for dinner, or join a club. Volunteering is also a great way to give back to your community while connecting with others.
What can you do today to build relationships and connect with others?