How are you connected ? We are quick to think of our internet but how often do you connect face to face with the people in your life ?
Connecting with neighbours, store owners, friends and family every week is important for our mental health and endorphins in our body.
- Learn your shop or favourite cafe owners name
- Say hello to your neighbours – ask about their health
- Check in with your family and close friends
- Connect with a regular group of like minded souls every week – hobby, dancing, painting or sporting group.
Connections matter. Strong ties with family, friends and the community provide us with happiness, security, support and a sense of purpose. Being connected to others is important for our mental and physical wellbeing and can be a protective factor against anxiety and depression.