When you reflect on the most memorable times or events in your life, you'll notice that they have something in common: the presence of another person. The best moments in my life have been between me and at least one other person.
It's funny, we can often underestimate the positive IMPACT of our closest relationships and social connections. Remember when we were on lock-down a few months ago from COVID-19? OMG! I was so missing hanging out with my friends!
According to a Harvard study, our wellbeing is very dependent on our social network...people in our lives. The Harvard study says that having a social network is actually very valuable for us having a happy and satisfying life. One of the really cool things I've noticed about my work is that my workplace is so much fun because I get to do the kind of work I love...teaching 😁 and I get to do it with others who I love to work with and hangout with! As a result, I'm pretty happy 99.9% of the time!😎
The Harvard study also revealed that the absence of any close friendships can lead to boredom, loneliness, and even depression. This does NOT mean that you have to be a majorly social person with hundreds of friends. Nope, not at all! It means that there is incredible value in sharing a life-on-life friendship with another person.
So find people with similar likes and interests as you and chat-it-up with them or even hangout with them!