Recent studies have determined that, contrary to popular opinion, diet and exercise are not the the only critical factors in determining wellness and longevity, community plays a huge role. Simply put, people with strong social connections live longer, happier, healthier lives than those who are more isolated.
So often, as we grow older, we find ourselves in relationships that have become stale and tired. We often keep people in our lives because those relationships are familiar and comfortable, even after they are no longer meeting our needs. It doesn’t have to be that way. When we create new bonds with like-minded friends who share common interests, our relationships serve us. We are more fulfilled. We feel safe and cared for once again and that, in turn, enables us to care for others. All of our interactions become deeper and more meaningful.
What are you doing to create community in your life? Summer is the perfect time to get out there and get connected! Call a friend you haven’t seen in a while or an acquaintance you’d like to get to know better. Take a class and learn a new skill. Join a meet-up or a new club, maybe one with a focus on physical activity you enjoy. Get outside – take a hike or go kayaking. See if a there’s a local facebook group to help you connect with new friends in your town.
Are you looking for ways to increase and deepen your social connections? I can help. Email me and let’s talk about how one-on-one coaching can help you live vibrantly today.