The Social Butterfly In You
We often become so caught up in our daily routines, that we forget the importance of spending time with friends. Socializing is good for you because it keeps you disengaged from your work and hobbies and allows you to rewind and loosens up your working self.
The benefits of socializing:
- People with social support tend to live longer than those who are isolated (a general wellbeing is associated with socializing)
- Your physical and mental health improve (it is associated with a stronger immune system and decreases feelings of depression)
- You may lower your risk of dementia (it is associated with better performance on tests of memory and other cognitive skills)
Isolation prevents you from growing; all that time by yourself will cap your knowledge on certain life events. Only through social interactions, you can learn certain things in life that you will not find in a book.
We are social creatures by design and we must make an effort to maintain a social life. Go out there and meet people; force yourself if you have to. You will realize that the more you socialize, the better you will feel.
Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)