Week 5: Relationships
This week we’re highlighting the importance of relationships with nurturing, safe and trusted people. When you connect with others, you reduce the impact of stress in your life. A sense of belonging contributes to a happy, healthy and rewarding life.
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We get benefits from the numerous social ties we have - coworkers, friends, family etc. Who is in your ‘web of contacts’? What value do each of you bring to the relationship?
TAKE ACTION THURSDAY
There’s no better laughter than laughter shared among friends. Share a laugh with the people in your life this weekend.
Benefits of Social Connections
Those more connected to family, friends and their communities are happier, healthier and live longer. Being socially active and having satisfying relationships can result in:
Above average levels of happiness
Lower levels of depression and anxiety
Higher resiliency across stressful events and environments
Lower blood pressure
Better immune response
Decreased levels of stress hormones