Science shows that we need strong relationships to live our lives to the fullest, and we know exactly how to help you grow yours.
In today’s world, we’re more connected than ever — at least in one way. We now have the ability to interact with people all over the globe with the click of a button. Social media apps like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat have made communication and connection feel ever-present. So why, as all the latest research shows, are we lonelier than ever?
This crisis has reached such a peak that experts say we’re in the midst of a global “epidemic of loneliness.” The surface-level connection we feel when someone hearts, likes or comments on our latest profile picture might give us a quick boost, but it’s not what we really need. And it’s diminishing the true and deep connection we feel with people who actually know and love us. When we do make time for face-to-face interactions, they are often diminished by the constant presence of technology.
Life Is Better With People By Your Side
We all know that humans are social creatures who fare better with a network of people surrounding them, but understanding the research showing how social connections enhance our lives can help motivate you to work on your own relationships and encourage others to do the same.
And it’s surprisingly easy to strengthen your connections. Strategies as simple as making eye contact and focusing on meaningful conversations over small-talk have been shown to make people feel more connected and improve their well-being.
If you’re like most office workers, you spend a significant amount of time with your fellow employees. To reap the benefits of those connections, think of your colleagues as allies, not as competition or distractions.