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Reasons Why You Need to Spend Time with Friends

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You were cautioned as kids to pick our friends or colleagues carefully because of the impact they might have on your behavior.

Additionally, the quality and quantity of our social relationships impact our physical and mental health. Gallup found that spending six hours per day with friends and family was associated with higher levels of enjoyment and lower stress. The following factors contribute to your emotional and social well-being:

  • If your social life is flourishing, so are the lives of people around you.
  • Being a part of a community means helping the people and places around you, whether that’s your present neighborhood, hometown, alma mater, or retirement destination.
  • Maintaining a small number of robust relationships as opposed to many superficial ones.
  • Think carefully about who to invite and who will come.
  • It encompasses interactions on the job, at home, by phone or electronic mail, and elsewhere.

Recently, the Employee Wellness group at Riverview Health held a workshop on the importance of emotional and social health.

Some of the show’s high points are listed below.

Please consider giving some of these ideas some thought.

1.   Acquiring and Maintaining Social Capital

The ability of a society to run smoothly depends on the strength of the social capital it possesses, which is the web of personal and professional interactions among its citizens. Trust, closeness, shared experiences, kinship, friendship, and group membership are all hallmarks of these interactions. Keeping track of our social capital is as vital as keeping track of our financial assets, therefore do both. It’s time to start keeping track of who has your back.

2.   Learning More About and Bolstering

Select three connections you value and list three ways to foster development in each. If you’re making arrangements to hang out with friends, try to fit in some sort of exercise, even if it’s only a stroll around a nearby park.

3.   Supporting Those That Care For Us

In our own ways, we are all carers. It’s easy to put others before ourselves, including our own children, parents, spouses, friends, and neighbors. In order to keep giving of ourselves to others, self-care is necessary. Plan your own activities, give yourself time to rest and exercise, and feed your body what it needs.

4.   Managing One’s Time

We need to be efficient with our time to lead a healthy, happy life. We must protect our time as if it were our most precious commodity.

How one manages their time is really individual. Effective time management can potentially enhance the quality of our lives vastly.

There are a total of 24 hours in a day, and we all have different priorities and commitments that we must meet.

However, the responsibility each of us has for his or her own health and wellbeing should be a top concern.

The priorities shape the daily activities and commitments we choose for ourselves. Write down your typical weekly and daily schedules, and then make another set of lists detailing how you want to allocate your time going forward.

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