Balancing Your Social Health
- Pay attention to your sense of social fulfillment. Are you feeling lonely? Do you have a relationship that needs repair? This is a perfect time to reach out as we close this year and begin again. At the same time, it’s ok to pass here and there to rest and regenerate. Stop and check in with yourself about how you’re feeling.
- Aim to have at least three trusted people who would stand by you—no matter what. If you do, great! If you don’t, ask yourself what steps you can take to make some authentic connections. Make that a goal for 2018.
- If you’re someone who’s experienced loss that you may feel more deeply during the holidays, I get it. I am too. Make time for meditation, prayer, exercise or reflection. Take time to honor your grief.
- Invest time in your neighborhood or community for a cause that has meaning to you. Ideas abound during the holidays in your church, United Way, schools and civic groups. Research says you’ll live longer for getting—and staying—involved, and you’ll enjoy your life more along the way.
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