The power of connection
Social connections are critical for our health and wellbeing. Human beings are inherently social creatures, and we need interactions with others in order to thrive. The degree of social interaction we require is a more personal thing; there’s no magic number of hours a week we need to spend with others, but there certainly is evidence that complete isolation is damaging to our mental and physical health.
How many of us put the time and effort we should into maintaining meaningful relationships with others? How often do we think “gosh, it’s been ages since I caught up with X, I must call/email/text her” and then never do? How often when we are spending time with friends or family are we not fully present?
It’s easy to get “too busy” to get in touch, but the reality is it’s about priorities, and as with everything, it’s about you making the choice to prioritise those things that are most important to you. Too often our ‘prioritisation’ is about doing whatever is quickest and easiest at the time, rather than what will ultimately brings us the greatest happiness – lying in instead of getting up and going for a run, takeaways instead of cooking dinner, collapsing in front of the TV instead of calling a friend. ...read more.
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Gregg Braden tells the story of the twin sisters who were born seven weeks prematurely (YouTube - 8:13)
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