“Relationships are the most important overall contributor to happiness.”
Start here and now: Connect with your colleagues and those around you:
•Smile at the person next to you.
•Say hello to the people in the kitchen, corridors.
•Even ask how they are.
•Email – pick up the phone or speak face to face!
•Give gratitude to the person giving out the free paper.
•Make eye contact with the bus driver, and the shop assistant!
•Smile at the people you share the world with.
•Come along to our noon natter – or hold your own!
Why bother? Apparently:
?People with strong and broad social relationships are happier, healthier and live longer.
?Close relationships with family and friends provide love, meaning, support and increase our feelings of self worth.
?Broader networks bring a sense of belonging.
? So connecting with others could help us to be happier…