Having people to rely on and talk to is important for everyone’s wellbeing.
Invest in important relationships. Be a good friend and people will be there for you during tough times. Even when you're having a busy working week, make room for the people in your life that make you feel good, and spend quality time with them.
Having good social relationships is proven to have a positive impact on your mental health and physical wellbeing. As we grow older, these connections will become invaluable to you especially if you are away from your family. Through friendships, you're able to build other networks that will help expose you to new things that keep you learning throughout your life.
- Connect – click here for some simple tips
- Article – Having a best friend may boost resilience during tough times
- Article – Connect to Thrive
- Article – Why Human Connection will bring us closer together – Brene Brown
- Video – Brene Brown on Empathy This short video reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.
- TEDx – Empower human connection with emotive tools – Brian Sullivan. This short video explores how technology can bring us closer together, not push us apart.
- TEDx – Build don’t break relationships with communication – connect the dots – Amy Scott . What if your natural communication style is breaking rather than building your relationships? Having an awareness of the different "dots" (communication styles) will help you to remove the biggest biohazard to your relationships and ensure that you can get onto other peoples' wavelengths as quickly as possible. Energising and engaging - this is a communication tool that is easy to apply!