Social Connectedness

What is Connection?
When researchers refer to the concept of social connection, they mean the feeling that you belong to a group and generally feel close to other people. Scientific evidence strongly suggests that this is a core psychological need, essential to feeling satisfied with your life.

Ways to connect in your day…

  • Maintain your current friendships and reconnect with friends with whom you have lost contact.
  • Practice gratitude: this increase our happiness, and helps us feel more connected to others.
  • Notice the people around you: rather than rushing all the time, take time to say hello!
  • When you are feeling lonely, recognize the people who have supported you. You can do this as a journaling practice and write a list of people who have supported you in the past and how that made you feel.
  • Make a list of your 3 AM friends:  these are friends, who could call you if they were feeling lonely and needed someone to talk to.  Let them know that you are here for them.
  • Be a better listener: We often listen to respond, instead listen to hear what is being said.
  • Try incorporating these other ideas.

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