Your community, family and friends…
Tend to be the people you choose to spend your time with. Very often they are the most important people in your life and the people you are likely to have the longest relationships with.
By really getting to know them, you can build even stronger bonds with them which can develop in to deep, meaningful and lasting relationships.
Why is it good to get to know and connect with your community, family and friends?
Strong, lasting relationships give us a sense of security and belonging. This in turn makes you feel good, releasing serotonins and endorphins which improve your immune system and therefore make you healthier.
It means there are more people around you to provide support through the more challenging times and also to help you celebrate your successes.
Those closest to you very often know you best and can give you feedback that may be difficult for people outside your immediate community, family and friends to give you.
How can you get to know and connect with your community, family and friends?
Schedule quality time with them, to give you a proper opportunity to understand who they are and for them to understand who you are.
Find out what is motivating them and what support you can offer them to make their and your lives better.
Get actively involved with people who have the same personal values as you and work towards mutually beneficial outcomes together.