Connect with Others for a Healthy Life
Dr. Robert Waldinger conducted a Harvard study that implies that “healthy relationships are a recipe for better mental, physical, and emotional health.”
Those above 80 years of age out of 700 people who were teenagers in the 1930s and about 60 men who were still active in their 90s revealed the following:
- Loneliness can be dangerous.
- The quality of every relationship is essential.
- Healthy relationships are like protection for the brain.
- Solid social ties are associated with improved health.
The question now is, what can you do to make your connections with others stronger?
The fact is, you can achieve this in various ways, even if you are an introvert!!!
One such method is volunteering to participate in a cause you are passionate about and committing your time to it.
Or you can make a conscious effort to improve your relationships with people you care about.
If there is someone you have not set eyes on in a long time, it is better you put a call across and set up a meet or date rather than counting on social media and text messaging. Being physically available in people’s lives can go a long way in building solid relationships.
The Importance of boundaries cannot be overemphasized!
Boundaries make caring for ourselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually much easier. A healthy border further helps us nurture a positive sense of belonging. Not allowing the opinion of others to define who we are but trusting who we are is a significant aspect of our general happiness.
According to Psychology Today, we have unhealthy or poorly defined boundaries because we want to be unselfish and kind. We cannot say no because we don’t want to feel guilty or be adored/admired.
You should know it is unhealthy to always put others ahead of yourself.
You would be amazed at how much peace comes with your ability to put your desires and things concerning your first before that of others.
Are you aware that writing daily can play a role in helping you clear your mind, find solutions to problems more efficiently, and rearrange your thoughts?
An article published by Michigan State University revealed that keeping a diary can suffice as an emotional release and assist an individual in getting rid of negative thoughts and accessing nothing but a clear mind.
In 2011 a published Psychological Science journal recommended a simple technique or method that can be used to cleat the mind. All it requires is to write your thoughts on paper and dispose of the ticket. See how simple it is?
One with a clear mind is at peace.
Having that inner peace has a domino effect that makes the world a better place to exist.
Actions we take from a place of peace make us kind, generous, loving, patient and more understanding.
We become less judgmental and less temperamental, and this makes the world a happy and peaceful place.
Joy can be expressed outwardly, and when people around you can feel it, they can easily connect with you. Make an effort to develop or find that inner peace, love and be true to yourself, which will extend to those around you.